Northwestern Health Sciences University Holds Historic Commencement Ceremony

December 18, 2013

Northwestern Health Sciences University marked an historic occasion when students in the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the College of Undergraduate Health Sciences and the School of Massage Therapy graduate in a combined commencement ceremony on December 14, 2013.

Also for the first time, ten chiropractic students completed the requirements to earn a Bachelor of Science degree prior to completing the doctor of chiropractic degree. Those students received the B.S. degree at commencement, and will continue working toward a D.C. degree.

A total of 22 students graduated in a ceremony in the Northwestern Health Sciences University auditorium. Graduating students Taylor N. Morisette, School of Massage Therapy, and Jessica R. Kuhlman, College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, will give the student greeting. Commencement speakers were James R. Hulbert, Ph.D., associate professor; and Michael Egan M.A.O.M., Dipl.O.M., L.Ac., alumnus, adjunct faculty member and clinic supervisor.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a leader in education, research and health care. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we offer degrees and programs in acupuncture, Oriental medicine, chiropractic, therapeutic massage and human biology. Northwestern serves nearly 900 graduate and undergraduate students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minn. We care for patients at our five clinics, and many community clinics throughout the Twin Cities area.


Jeffrey B. Rich, vice president of marketing and institutional advancement,, 952-888-4777, ext. 414

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