Des Moines University
DES MOINES, Iowa —
Des Moines University granted 539 degrees at its 2014 Commencement Ceremony, the 114th in the university's history, on Saturday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at Hy-Vee Hall in the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The dean from each of the three DMU colleges presented their classes and DMU President Angela L. Walker Franklin, Ph.D., conferred degrees.
Peter Crisologo of Cullman from earned a DPM degree. He is the child of Peter and Valeria Crisologo, and the spouse of Christy Crisologo.
Continuing a tradition started in 1899, the College of Osteopathic Medicine awarded the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree to 221 graduates. The college also conferred the master of science in anatomy and master of science in biomedical sciences degrees to 12 graduates. The College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery awarded the doctor of podiatric medicine degree to 53 graduates. The College of Health Sciences recognized 249 graduates from five programs - doctor of physical therapy, post-professional doctor of physical therapy, master of science in physician assistant studies, master of public health and master of health care administration. Some students earned dual degrees.
Senator Tom Harkin delivered the commencement address. Senator Harkin has represented Iowa in Congress for nearly 40 years. He has championed critical legislation that improves lives, working to transform America into a "wellness society" focused on disease prevention, healthier lifestyles and good nutrition. His hallmark legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, changed the nation's landscape by requiring buildings and transportation to be wheelchair-accessible and workplaces to accommodate people with disabilities.