NYITCOM at A-State to Hold Class of 2023 Commencement & Hooding Ceremony Friday

NYITCOM at A-State dean Dr. Shane Speights speaks at the medical school’s 2021 Commencement & Hooding Ceremony, as NYITCOM at A-State Founding Dean Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee looks on.

JONESBORO, AR – New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University will celebrate its Class of 2023 with a commencement and hooding ceremony on Friday, May 26, at 2 p.m. at the Arkansas State University Fowler Center. 

The ceremony will recognize 115 medical students who have completed their Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. The NYITCOM at A-State Class of 2023 arrived in Jonesboro in 2019 as the college’s fourth class on the Arkansas campus.

New York Institute of Technology President Hank Foley, Ph.D.; NYITCOM Dean Nicole Wadsworth, D.O.; and NYITCOM at A-State Dean Shane Speights, D.O., will lead the ceremony.

In addition to the students earning their D.O. degree, NYITCOM will also recognize 10 graduates of its Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program at Friday’s ceremony.

For more information, please contact Casey Pearce of NYITCOM-Arkansas at 870-882-9954 orcpearce@nyit.edu.

About NYITCOM at Arkansas State University: New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University, located on A-State’s Jonesboro campus, is dedicated to improving access to health care for the underserved and rural populations in Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta Region. Arkansas annually ranks near the bottom among states in overall population health status due to low health indicators including obesity, hypertension and diabetes. The state also ranks near the bottom of states in the number of active physicians per capita and in the number of primary care physicians. NYITCOM at A-State was established in 2016 with the mission of meeting the need for more physicians in this medically underserved area.

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