The Commencement and Hooding Ceremony for the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2023 was held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:00AM. The ceremony took place in the James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building located at located at 1408 Middle Drive, just east of parking lot 9 and north of Neyland Stadium. Click here for a searchable map of the UT campus.
Dr. Andrew Cushing, Clinical Associate Professor of Zoo Animal Medicine at the College, was the commencement speaker. Hayley Dixon and Kaysha Rodriguez Avila delivered the Class of 2023 remarks. Dr. Claudia Kirk served as the faculty standard bearer and Dr. Rachel Fladung and Dr. Stephanie Steuri were the marshals. The Class of 2023 chose Dr. Talisha Moore and Dr. Dan Ward to present their hoods.
Seventy-eight students graduated with the Class of 2023. Following the administration of the veterinarian’s oath, Deja Lashell Floyd was commissioned and promoted in the United States Army.
For those unable to attend, the ceremony was webcast.