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2009 Commencement Speaker

Originally Posted on admin, May 23, 2009

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Santa Fe

ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE
is pleased to announce

STEPHEN J. FORMAN CHAIR OF HEMATOLOGY AND HEMATOPOIETIC CELL TRANSPLANTATION AT CITY OF HOPE CANCER CANTER
 TO ADDRESS THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2009, ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE, SANTA FE

WHAT: Commencement Exercises awarding degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Liberal Arts

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2008     10 A.M. The public is welcome.

WHERE: Outdoors on the St. John’s College Meem Library Placita (rain location: Student Activities Center)

WHO: DR. STEPHEN J. FORMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P., CITY OF HOPE CANCER CENTER

Eighty-six St John’s College seniors, having completed their senior essays and defended them in oral examinations, are expected to receive their diplomas at the college’s forty-third commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on the Santa Fe campus. Twenty-one students will receive their Master of Arts in Liberal Arts degrees. 

This year, St. John’s College is privileged to welcome Stephen J. Forman, M.D., F.A.C.P. (A70), chair of the Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Department at the internationally renowned City of Hope Cancer Center in California. Forman joined City of Hope’s Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplantation program in 1978, and subsequently became the chair in 1987. An international leader in the field of hematologic malignancy and bone marrow transplantation, Forman is co-editor of Thomas’ Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, a definitive textbook for scientists and health care professionals.

Forman is the principal investigator for a $15.2 million, five-year National Cancer Institute (NCI) bone marrow transplantation program project grant and principal investigator of a five-year, $11.5 million Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) grant by the NCI for translational research studies for Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Forman is also the program leader for COH’s NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Hematologic Malignancies Program.

“Dr. Forman’s stature in the international community as an expert in leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplantation has led the City of Hope to the forefront in the treatment of hematological cancers. We are thrilled to have him address our commencement ceremonies this year. As a former Board of Visitors and Governors member and a key supporter of the St. John’s College Ariel Internship Program in Santa Fe as well as the Annapolis internship program, Dr. Forman is an integral part of our St. John’s College community,” said Michael P. Peters, president of the St. John’s College Santa Fe campus.

Mr. Peters and Ms. Victoria Mora, dean of the Santa Fe campus, will award the undergraduate degrees. Mr. Krishnan Venkatesh, director of the Graduate Institute in Liberal Education, and Mr. Peters will award the masters degrees. Graduating students come from thirty-two states and five countries. Five of the master’s candidates are New Mexico residents.

CLASS OF 2009, NEW MEXICO GRADUATING STUDENTS OF ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE

Students from New Mexico receiving the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts degree:

Lincoln Arnold Draper, Albuquerque
Carrie Ann Holt, Los Alamos
James Edward Kuziel, Santa Fe
Kathleen Marie Longwaters, Santa Fe
Michael Anthony Multari, Santa Fe