Humanities graduates celebrated at virtual banquet

The McGovern Center’s 14th Annual Graduation Banquet was held virtually to honor the graduates of the Clinical Humanities Certificate Program at the School of Dentistry and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration at McGovern Medical School. Seven graduates from dentistry and 19 graduates from medicine will receive white honor cords and certificates for completing their respective programs.

During the event, remarks were offered by Center director Thomas Cole, PhD, and Nathan Carlin, PhD, who directs the Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration and co-directs the Clinical Humanities Certificate Program alongside Deborah Franklin, DDS, MA.

Students named recently as winners of the four Karff Chair Awards were also celebrated. Lindsey Ulin received the award for Best Humanities Project, Ariane Huet Moss received Best Final Project, Kira Gomez was awarded Best Creative Project, and Jacqueline Dickey was awarded for Humanities Leadership.

Several graduates also shared about their final projects—which can be viewed in the medical humanities graduates and clinical humanities graduates sections of our website—as well as comments about the impact of the humanities programs on their personal and professional lives.

The McGovern Center extends its congratulations and appreciation to this amazing group of graduates of the Clinical Humanities and Medical Humanities programs.