Watch Live: 2018 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Commencement

2018 Commencement Program

Processional: Graduating Students and Faculty
Welcome: Darlene Francis PhD, Associate Dean for Education Equity & Inclusion
Greetings: Stefano M. Bertozzi MD, PhD, Dean
Undergraduate Student Oration: Michelle Sou BA '18 
Graduate Student Oration: Miriam Avilez MPH '18, Health and Social Behavior 
Class Gift Presentation: Presented on behalf of the 2018 Class Gift Committee by Sara Ortega BA '18; Claudia Martinez BA '18; and Melissa Hermerding MPH '18, Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

Presentation of Awards:

Alumna of the Year Award
Recipient: Cheri Pies MSW, MPH ’85, DrPH ’93
Presented by Adam Crawley MPH '11, President, Public Health Alumni Association

Zak Sabry Mentorship Award
Recipient: Kimberly MacPherson MBA/MPH ’94 and David Ragland, MPH ’80, PhD
Presented by Marta Cieslak MPH '10, Vice President, Public Health Alumni Association

Recipient: David Ragland, MPH ’80, PhD
Presented by Kara MacLeod, MA, MPH, DrPH '14, Senior Analyst, Center for Health Advancement

Henrik L. Blum Award
Recipient: Gladis Chavez MPH ’18, Health & Social Behavior
Presented by Darlene Francis PhD, Associate Dean for Education, Equity & Inclusion

Introduction of Commencement Speaker: Brandon Azevedo MPH '18, Health Policy & Management, 2017-18 Co-Chair, SPH Student Government

Commencement Address
Claude Steele PhD
Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Presentation of Candidates for Degrees: Faculty of the School of the Public Health
Conferral of Degrees: Stefano M. Bertozzi MD, PhD, Dean
Closing Remarks: Stefano M. Bertozzi MD, PhD, Dean
Recessional: Graduating Students and Faculty