2020 Virtual Commencement

Dear TTUHSC El Paso students,


I would like to take this time to remind you of how proud I am of you all. The COVID-19 pandemic quickly became an unexpected component of your education – and one that will leave a lasting impact. Many of you continued to work with patients in hospitals during your clinical rotations; many of you volunteered your time to our community; and when it came to the challenging transition from traditional learning to remote online learning, every one of you rose to the occasion. I have no doubt that we are educating the next generation of health care heroes.


As I expressed in my previous message regarding commencement ceremonies, TTUHSC El Paso will not host physical ceremonies, but instead, virtual ceremonies to honor graduates from the Foster School of Medicine, Hunt School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A committee was quickly formed that includes class of 2020 student representatives from each school so that your feedback informs the planning of your ceremony.