2016 Jefferson College of Nursing Commencement



  • Trumpet Voluntary: John Stanley
  • The Jefferson Processional: Burle Marx

Opening Proclamation: Richard W. Hevner, Chair, Board of Trustees, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Presentation of Colors: US Armed Forces Career Center, Philadelphia

The National Anthem

Convocation and Remarks:

  • Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
  • Mark L. Tykocinski, MD, Provost and Executive Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University, Dean Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Conferring of Honorary Degree: President Klasko

  • Edith Robb Dixon LLD (Hon.), LHD (Hon.), ScD (Hon.)
  • General Peter W. Chiarelli, BS, MPH, MA

Conferring of Degree in Course: President Klasko

  • Jefferson College o Nursing: Beth Ann Swan, PhD, Dean Jefferson College of Nursing

Recessional: Pomp and Circumstance, Elgar Fairmount Brass Quarter