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

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit

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