Congratulations Emory DPT Class of 2009!!

On Monday, May 11, the Emory DPT Class of 2009 participated in commencement ceremonies to celebrate the beginning of their professional careers as physical therapists.

The day began with the All-Schools Ceremony where Vicente Fox Quesada, former President of Mexico, was the commencement speaker. Next, they participated in the Academic Health Professions Diploma Ceremony where John Banja, PhD, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Assistant Director of the Program in Health Sciences and Ethics at Emory University, was the commencement speaker. Following the ceremonies, graduates and their families gathered at a reception held in the Woodruff Heath Sciences Center Administrative Building (WHSCAB).

The DPT program’s first dual-degree student, Nate Thomas, received both DPT and MBA diplomas at the Diploma Ceremony.

Congratulations to the Emory DPT Class of 2009!




Dr. Susan Herdman, Emory DPT Program Director, Awarding Julie Granger Gold Cords for Graduating with Highest Honors


Emory DPT Graduates Anna Fidler and Hayley Freeman with Faculty Members Dr. Bruce Greenfield and Dr. Steve Wolf


Emory DPT 2009 Graduates Anita Kim, Julie Hoover, Megan Bowman and Elizabeth Kniesly


Emory DPT Class of 2009 Following Faculty Member Dr.Trish Bridges


The Emory All-Schools Commencement Ceremony


Commencement Speaker Vicente Fox Quesada at the Emory All-Schools Ceremony


Commencement Speaker John Banja at the Emory DPT Diploma Ceremony


Steve Walton, PhD, Associate Professor in the Goizueta School of Business, Awards Nate Thomas his MBA Diploma


Susan Herdman, PhD, Director of the Emory DPT Program, Awards Nate Thomas his DPT Diploma


Graduate Laura Henson with her Emory DPT Diploma


Faculty Members Drs. Vijaya Krishnamoorthy, Jeanne Charles, Jeff Hoder and Pat Nichols


Congratulations Emory DPT Class of 2009!!