Skip to content
A.T. Still University
Prospective Students
Current Students

iConnect News
ATSU Headlines
Arizona Campus Missouri Campus ASDOH ASHS KCOM SOMA Awards Community Health Centers Graduations Grants

Student Headlines AZ Student Affairs MO Student Affairs ATSU Portal Login

Alumni Headlines Classnotes In Memoriam Continuing Education

Faculty & Staff
Faculty/Staff Headlines Research & Publications ATSU Portal Login

iConnect Newsletter Grants & You Newsletter Athletic Training Alumni Newsletter Still Partner Newsletter Still- Well Being Newsletter Healthy Investments ATSU Research
A.T. Still Library Newsletter
Still Magazine
Current Issue
Past Issues
Donor Recognition
Hot Sheet
In Memoriam
The Last Word
Web Exclusives
President’s Desk
Research News
Spark magazine 2017-18
Spark magazine 2019-20
Winter 2020
Supplement 2019
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
Winter 2019
Supplement 2018
Fall 2018
Summer 2018
Spring 2018
Winter 2018
Supplement 2017
Fall 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017
Winter 2017
Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

iConnect News

ATSU-KCOM hosts 2020 virtual commencement ceremony

May 16, 2020
Posted In: ATSU News, Events, Graduations, KCOM, Missouri Campus, Student Headlines, University Headlines

A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) hosted its 184th graduating class Saturday, May 16.

The ceremony was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ATSU-KCOM class of 2020 included 162 graduates from 22 states, with 52 from Missouri. One student received a master of public health degree, and 11 will be joining the U.S. military. 

Additionally, nine students received their master of biomedical sciences degree. Those graduates are from four states, with six from Missouri.

Gary M. Wiltz, MD, served as commencement speaker for the ceremony. Dr. Wiltz is chair of ATSU’s Board of Trustees, and CEO of Teche Action Clinic, a network of 13 federally qualified community health centers in southwest Louisiana. Dr. Wiltz received his medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine and became a board-certified internist. Dr. Wiltz joined ATSU’s Board of Trustees in 2013 and was appointed board chair in 2018. Among his many honors, Dr. Wiltz received the National Association of Community Health Center’s 2018 John Gilbert Award, which recognizes people who have demonstrated a high level of excellence in the community healthcare field.

Graduates were congratulated by ATSU President Craig Phelps, DO, ’84, Norman Gevitz, PhD, ATSU senior vice president of academic affairs, and Margaret Wilson, DO, ’82, dean of ATSU-KCOM.

“We want to honor and recognize you for all of the hard work and sacrifices that you have made to get to this landmark occasion,” Dr. Wilson said. “You are an extraordinary class that has faced an unprecedented time in history. No other generation of graduates has encountered a crisis of this proportion in our lifetime. 

“But today, remember the hopes and aspirations that brought you to this place in time. Know that your training has well-prepared you to give your patients the best possible care. The skills and knowledge you have acquired made you into a competent osteopathic physician, who will be sought out for the expertise you have to offer. The compassion and empathy that you have cultivated will make you a trusted healer. You are our future, and that future is bright.”

Comments are closed.

« »