Touro College School of Health Sciences (SHS) recently hosted its commencement ceremony September 9, which saw students receive degrees in programs that ranged from physical therapy, to occupational therapy, physician assistant, occupational therapy assistant, and speech and language pathology.

A news release issued by the Touro College and University System reports that the physician assistant program awarded a total of 136 degrees, followed by physical therapy at 61 degrees, occupational therapy at 63, speech and language pathology (49), nursing (31), occupational therapy assistant (25), biology (12), and psychology at 5 degrees.

The release notes that Rabbi Moshe Krupka, executive vice president of Touro College, designated SHS as one of the “jewels in the crown” of the Touro College & University System, and wished the 382 graduates “every success” in their future careers.

Additionally, during the SHS commencement each year, winners of the Maimonides Award are recognized. Students are selected as the “most outstanding” in each of the school’s programs for demonstrating the highest professional ideals of a health services practitioner, the release says.

Award recipients for 2014 included Keith B. Koppenhoefer for OT/Bay Shore, Alexa Moses for OT/Manhattan, Caitlin Barre for OT Assistant, Erin Di Candia for PT/Bay Shore, Renee Zarif for PT/Manhattan, Rebecca Liebowitz for PA/Bay Shore, Christine Moloney for PA/Manhattan, Andria Coopersmith for PA/Winthrop University Hospital, and Yocheved Horovitz for Speech and Language Pathology.

Photo caption: At commencement exercises in Septemberwere, left to right, Rabbi Moshe Krupka, Dr. Louis Primavera, Dr. Maryanne Driscoll, and Dr. Nadja Graff participated in Touro SHS

Source: Touro College and University System