May 12, 2022

School of Medicine’s master and doctorate graduates celebrated at two commencements held at Wayne State’s new fieldhouse

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling graduates gather outside the Wayne State University Fieldhouse on Sunday, May 8.

Wayne State University’s spring 2022 Commencement series featured seven ceremonies over three days, held for the first time at the new Wayne State University Fieldhouse in Detroit.

For the School of Medicine’s 94 degree candidates, a hooding and commencement was held May 6 for doctoral candidates and a commencement was held May 8 for master’s candidates. The ceremonies included congratulatory remarks from President M. Roy Wilson, members of the WSU Board of Governors, faculty, and the deans of participating schools and colleges.

“I am proud of you for all you have overcome in pursuit of your academic goals, and in pursuit of excellence,” Wilson said at the first ceremony. “This year is different because you are different. Our graduates, our Warriors, in spite of all the world threw at you, including a global pandemic that shut down much of the world, you kept fighting and earned your degrees. Some people call that grit. On this campus, we call that Warrior Strong.”

These Master of Public Health candidates graduated on May 8.

Graduates affiliated with the School of Medicine included 12 candidates for Doctor of Philosophy degrees, as well as 24 candidates for Master of Public Health degrees; 12 candidates for Master of Science degrees; eight for Master of Science in Genetic Counseling degrees; 35 candidates for Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences degrees; and three candidates for Graduate Certificates.

Graduates and their degrees include:

Doctor of Philosophy

C. James Block

Eric Carver

Erin Edwards

Lana Grasser

Sean Johnson

Andrew Kulek

Carly Martin

Evan Porter

Cameron Roberts

Rachel Sexton

Alyson Wessells

Alexander Yang

Master of Science in Basic Medical Sciences

Noor Abdallah

Omar Alkawasmie

Mohamed Almuthafer

Glen Camfield

Ali Chehab

Christopher Craig

Gurjot Dulay

Hilal El-Ajame

Amy Fogler

Doyle Ford

Emily Gardner

Sierra Holmes

Allison Hudson

Jasmine Jeffers

Steven Jones

Gayathri Reddy Kanmantha Reddy

Summera Kanwal

Jesse Kato

Mohammed Khan

Noor Khan

Vignesh Krishnamoorthy

Adam Lazar

Jennifer Losiowski

Carlin Macdonald-Gannon

Tazia Miah

Lawrence Murad

Ujwal Patel

Emily Pelc

Harmony Roome

Kailey Schwartz

Briana Thurman

Katelyn Toloff

Shauna Treib

Amanda Ujkashi

Kyriacos Vlachos

Master of Public Health

Dina Ajami

Taylor Alpert

Gabrielle Benton

Maya Burgard

Mackenzie Connell

Amani El-Edlebi

Arslan Fahim

Felicia Frabis

Florentine Friedrich

Samantha Isho

Kristen Johnson

Adrienne Jordan

Jean Lava

Lena Lewis

Krishna Paul

Monika Pemberton

Jyothy Philip

Merlin Ramos Ramirez

Benita Rangira

Kristian Rice

Stefan Terleckyj

Siddharth Tirumala

Abigale Vaquera

Charis Wiltshire

Master of Science

Danny Braithwaite

Olivia Camp

Thomas Etienne

Charlea Ford

Jillian Green

Alexi Jankulovski

Stephen Mee

Ashomathi Mollin

Lucynda Pham

Ravipaul Singh

Jacob Sobota

Taylor Vensko

Master of Science in Genetic Counseling

Maheen Arshad

Emma Blanche

Morgan Devlin

Madeline Fugate

Casey Kailing

Brooke Mainville

Angelina Sdao

Katie Townsend

Graduate Certificate in Public Health Practice

Jillian Green

Rameesha Shaheen

Graduate Certificate in Medical Physics

Mark Stefani

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