Each ceremony took place in the Grand Ballroom of the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth
and featured distinguished speakers. During the morning ceremony, attendees heard
from Marcus Engel, MS, CSP, CPXP, an author who provides insight and strategies about
excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope,”
has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books
are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations
“The two most compassionate words any human being can say to another is ‘I’m here,’”
he said. “Simple human presence is the cornerstone of caregiving and the foundation
of our humanity.”
The second ceremony featured guest speaker Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville.
In his keynote address, he gave the students several pieces of advice.
“Don’t let outside circumstances dictate your day … attitude is everything … bloom
where you’re planted … and pour into others,” he said.
In the 115th Congress, Rep. Collins serves on both the House Judiciary and Rules committees.
He chairs the Rules’ Subcommittee on Rules and Organization of the House and is the
vice chair of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the
Internet. In addition, he serves as vice chair of the House Republican Conference.
In honor of the graduating students, the College hosted a dinner dance the evening
of May 23, at the Infinite Energy Center. Other annual pre-commencement activities
included honors brunches, a graduation rehearsal and class photographs followed by
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied
history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and
physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science,
and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM
Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service
to the wider community. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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