The Universidad Central del Caribe Celebrates its 44th Commencement Ceremony

Grad2015The university community, friends and students’ family of the Universidad Central del Caribe (UCC) proudly celebrated the 44th Commencement Ceremony. During the event, a total of 135 students were conferred an academic degree in the health professions, of which 62 students received their Doctor in Medicine degree, and 64 students, from the Bachelor of Science, Associate Degree, and Post-Associate Degree Certificates in the Medical Images Program, received their degrees in their respective specialties.  Also, UCC awarded 6 Masters of Health Science in Substance Abuse Counseling and 2 Masters in Biomedical Sciences.  For third consecutive year, the UCC conferred a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology.  The highest academic recognition was bestowed on the figure of Mr. Joaquín  Arbona Lago who was conferred an honorary distinction of Doctoris Honoris Causa in appreciation of his extraordinary contributions to education, the people, thus the humanity.

During the event, Mr. Joaquín Arbona Lago, President of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. José Ginel Rodríguez, President of the University and Dean of Medicine, both representing the university community, awarded the following recognitions:

  • Edgardo Mercado Rodríguez Awardto student Génesis Ponce Sánchez, from the Medical Imaging Technology Program, for her achievements in clinical performance and commitment with volunteer community services.
  • The School of Medicine Alumni Association presented a distinction to Odrick R. Rosas, a school of medicine student, for his leadership, academic excellence and commitment to the Alma Mater.
  • Stanley H. Asencio Beauchamp Award to student Martín G. Castañeda, a school of medicine student, for his academic excellence and achievements in the Ob-Gyn rotations and his interest in continuing in this field.

The following students were awarded an academic recognition for achieving the highest Grade Point Index (GPI) during their completion of the corresponding degrees at the UCC:

Student with the highest GPI in the Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology

  • José Alberto Jiménez Rivera

Student with the highest GPI in the Post- Associate Degree in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound

  • Guillermo Lacomba Gerena

Student with highest GPI in the Post-Associate Degree Certificate in Mammography

  • Coralys Morales Rosado

Student with the highest cumulative GPI in the Bachelor of Science in Medical Images

  • Karla A. Loyola Miranda

Students with highest GPI in the Master in Health Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Desirée Rios Poll

Student with highest GPI in the Master of Science in Biomedical Science

  • Marimée Carrasco Irizarry

Student with highest GPI in the Medical Doctor Degree

  • Yarisma Frometa Pastrana
  • Steven Loren Shaw