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TWU Schedules Houston Commencement

12/3/04


HOUSTON — The fall 2004 semester at the Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center will draw to a close with a commencement ceremony Sunday, Dec. 19. An honorary doctor of laws degree will be presented to Dr. Richard E. Wainerdi, CEO and chief operating officer of the Texas Medical Center.

The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the General Assembly Hall, Level 3, of the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas. Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend.

Approximately 181 degrees will be conferred during the Houston ceremony.

TWU’s Denton ceremony, which includes graduates from the Denton and Dallas campuses, will take place Saturday, Dec. 18.

TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will preside at each ceremony, which includes an academic procession, conferring of degrees and a commencement address.

Karen Ross, executive director of CHRISTUS Spohn Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, will deliver the commencement address.

Ross earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from TWU in 1976, and her post-BS in physical therapy from the university in 1978. She owned a physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic from 1983 to 1994 when it merged with CHRISTUS Spohn.

Ross has overseen the growth of the program from its original 12 employees to more than 200 today. The program also has expanded its services to six hospitals, four outpatient clinics and a home health division.

Ross is a member of both the American and Texas Physical Therapy associations.

TWU will honor Dr. Wainerdi for his distinguished contributions to the sciences and health care through the Texas Medical Center, as well as for his long association with teaching.

The honorary doctorate will be only the eighth presented by TWU in the university’s 103-year history.

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