The University of Maryland School of Public Health held its Fall 2017 graduation ceremony at 9 a.m. on December 20 for undergraduate, masters and doctoral students who successfully completed their degree requirements.

It was a joyful, standing-room-only event at the UMD Armory, presided over by Dean Boris Lushniak. This is a recording of the livestreamed event (it begins a few minutes into the ceremony due to technical issues). 

Dr. Nadine Gracia, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), gave an inspiring speech about her career path in public health as a first-generation Haitian American who was called on to respond to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Student speaker Japji Bindra also gave a moving speech.