Previous Commencement Ceremonies
2018 SPH Commencement Recap
On May 14, 2018 our proud SPH graduates celebrated the completion of their MPH, MS, and PhD degrees or certificates at Northrop Auditorium.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nicole Lurie
Class Speaker: Maddie Johnson
2017 SPH Commencement Recap
On May 11, 2017 our proud SPH graduates celebrated the completion of their MPH, MS, and PhD degrees or certificates at Northrop Auditorium.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Camara Jones
Class Speaker: Valentina Lin
2016 SPH Commencement Recap
On May 16, nearly 250 graduates walked across the stage at Northrop Auditorium to celebrate the completion of their MPH, MS, and PhD degrees, as well as certificate completions.
Keynote Speaker: Susan C. Scrimshaw, PhD
Susan Scrimshaw sets the stage for public health today, and names challenges that SPH graduates are now poised to take on. She also provides insights into how to balance personal and professional life.
Class Speaker: Rebecca Thompson
Rebecca Thompson, a graduate in the Executive Public Health Administration and Policy program, gives graduates a toolkit for them to be successful in the public health world.
2015 SPH Commencement Recap
On May 18, diligent scholarship and the unfailing pursuit of dreams took center stage in Northrop Auditorium as the Class of 2015 received its diplomas and applause from family, friends, and faculty during the annual commencement ceremony.
Keynote Speaker: Penny Wheeler
“Let’s do this!” says Allina Health President and CEO Penny Wheeler as she calls on graduates to join with the healthcare industry in their shared “noble mission” of better health for all people.
Class Speaker: David Schutt
Na-na na-na na-na na-na—Batman!” Class of 2015 student speaker David Schutt explains how the 2015 graduates will be like superheroes battling the foes of public health.