Graduation Speakers, 2010

All graduation ceremonies are on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

School of Medicine, ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 28, in the Education Quadrangle
Speaker: Connie Carpenter Phinney, an Olympic Gold Medalist in cycling and all around amazing athlete. At the 1984 Olympics she edged out a competitor to win the road race by inches. (See video). She was a speed skater in the 1972 Olympics, making her one of just a few dual-sport Olympians. And she was a National Collegiate Champion Rower while at Cal-Berkeley, before going on to CU for a Master’s in Science. She says she’ll talk about her own journey and the challenges of parenting two children who also are top athletes. And don’t be surprised if she tells the medical students about her husband, Davis Phinney, also an Olympian and famous cyclist, who has Parkinson’s Disease.

Physical Therapy, ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, on the east side of the Library
Dr. Randy Roesch began her career as a physical therapist, graduating from the Mayo Clinic School of Allied Health in 1973. She has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association over the course of her career, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter, the Private Practice Section, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research and the APTA Board of Directors.  She served as the Interim Executive Director for the Private Practice Section. She is actively involved in providing strategic planning and leadership development training to APTA chapters across the country and is a frequent speaker in the areas of practice management and business

Child Health Assistant - Physician Assistant, ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27, on the grassy area south of Building 500
Patrick E. Killeen MS, PA-C serves as president elect of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He has held an active role within AAPA for more than 22 as member of the board, House of Delegates, Medical Congress and strategic relations workgroup. He also has served as a peer reviewer and liaison coordinator for AAPA. He currently is a PA in the Department of Pediatrics at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Conn. and the hospital coordinator and instructor for Pediatric Advanced Life Support for the American Heart Association. He has authored several articles featured in publications such as The Journal of Family Practice, The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Advance for Physician Assistants.

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