LSU Health New Orleans to Graduate New Members of Healthcare Workforce

Students from LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ six professional health schools will graduate during its 144th Commencement on May 17 at 10 a.m. at the University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena. 

Graduates include students from LSU Health New Orleans’ schools of allied health professions,nursing, public health, graduate studies, dentistry, and medicine. Dr. Larry H. Hollier, LSU Health New Orleans chancellor, will preside over the ceremony.  Rolfe McCollister and James Williams of the LSU Board of Supervisors will confer degrees. Dr. Rebekah Gee, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health, will deliver the commencement address.

Nearly 900 students completed degree requirements this academic year. The vast majority of students – 89% – are from 38 Louisiana parishes. Women comprise 70% of the class.

“LSU Health provides the health care professionals who take care of Louisiana’s citizens,” noted Dr. Hollier. “As the most comprehensive health university in the state, our commencement addresses healthcare shortages by providing new members of the healthcare work force, research scientists whose discoveries may one day lead to cures, and new educators to prepare future generations of healthcare professionals for our state.”