The 2013 Convocation awarded 17 Ph.Ds to Rockefeller graduate fellows, bringing the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,127. Although rain in the early afternoon forced the cancellation of the traditional academic procession from Weiss to Caspary Auditorium, it did not dampen spirits. Following tradition, faculty mentors presented each student at a formal ceremony in Caspary. Afterwards, the campus community turned out for a reception in Weiss Café to celebrate the graduates.
Members of the class of 2013 — seven men and 10 women — come from six countries: Argentina, India, Italy, Malaysia, Turkey and the United States. They have secured or are interviewing for positions as postdoctoral fellows and consultants, as well as roles within the biopharmaceutical industry. Participants in the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program will return to medical school to finish their medical degrees.
This annual Convocation issue of BenchMarks salutes the university’s class of 2013.
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