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17/12/2013
Study is over – time to graduate
Just over 600 mortar boards will be donned tomorrow at JCU's 2013 Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Science graduation ceremony in Townsville.

Study is over – time to graduate

First published December 17, 2013

Just over 600 mortar boards will be donned tomorrow at James Cook University’s 2013 Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Science graduation ceremony in Townsville.

The ceremony is being held at 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday, December 18) at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.

Doctors, vets, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, molecular and biological scientists are just some of the professions who will be presented with their hard earned degrees.

There will be 136 new doctors, 157 nurses, 39 occupational therapists, 53 physiotherapists, 12 sport and exercise science graduates, eight medical laboratory degrees, 31 speech pathologists, and seven biomedical degrees.

There are also 54 veterinary science graduates and 59 pharmacy students.

Meanwhile, 53 dentists graduated from JCU yesterday (December 16) in a ceremony at the Cairns Convention Centre. They were the first cohort of northern Australia’s only dentistry school, which opened at JCU in 2009.

Five Doctors of Philosophy awards and one doctor of public health will be presented at the Townsville ceremony tomorrow as well.

Each year the JCU University Council awards University Medals to students who have shown outstanding merit in their studies for the Bachelor Honours degree.

To be awarded a University Medal, students must achieve first class honours with a ranking of A and achieve a GPA of 6.5 or better.

Two University Medals will be presented at this week’s ceremony.

The Honourable Dr Michael Wooldridge will present the Occasional Address and Dr Lynne Zeldenryk will deliver the Graduate Address.

Details:

JCU Medicine Health and Molecular Sciences 2013 graduation ceremony

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Time: Ceremony starts at 5pm (Note for media – graduates start arriving from about 3.00pm)

Location: Townsville Entertainment Centre, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive

JCU Media contact: Caroline Kaurila (07) 4781 4586 or 0437 028 175