White Coat Ceremony Speakers

The White Coat Ceremony began with welcome and introductory remarks provided by our Associate Director, Dr. Jean Fitzpatrick Timmerberg. An inspirational keynote address was then given by Dr. Jane Bogart, EdD, MCHES. Dr. Bogart delivered an interactive segment engaging our students throughout. 

Gabrielle Ayoub and Alejandra Vasquez delivered the FIERCE Commitment to Social Justice statement. Student remarks were presented by Libby Rush-LaRue, Kaela Aguilar, and Joseph Rivera.

The class video was presented by Gabriella Beard. Students spoke about what inspired them to become a physical therapist and many spoke about the tremendous support they have received along the journey from family and friends.

Dr. Rami Said did the reading of names before students were donned in their white coats by Drs. Colleen Brough & Mahlon K. Stewart.

After all the students were donned, they then participated in the Recitation of the Code of Ethics led by Dr. Laurel Abbruzzese.