Graduation Photos and Speeches


Message from the Dean

Dear Class of 2017 Graduate:

Just a note to let you know how proud I am to have had the opportunity to share in your life and goals while you were enrolled at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.  It was, indeed, a privilege and a pleasure to serve as your Dean and share in your celebration during commencement weekend.  The faculty and staff of the Dugoni School are also proud to have had you as part of our family and welcome you into the ranks of our alumni.  We all look forward to watching you grow in your personal and professional life.

To the DDS class, always remember that you are the "foundation" class that began your education in our new building and created a legacy of excellence for yourselves and all of the students who will follow you at the Dugoni School. You all represent the foundation as the first class that graduated in my role as dean. I am so proud of each of you and the leaders you will be for our profession and school.

In this section you will find pictures taken at the various commencement weekend events; copies of the presentations made at commencement, class photo taken following the graduation rehearsal meeting, and video of the full commencement ceremony on YouTube.

On behalf of the Dugoni School family, I wish you success, great personal satisfaction, and happiness in your future endeavors.  May your greatest expectations be fulfilled.  Please keep in touch and let me hear from you often.  I look forward to seeing you at future alumni events and celebrating your achievements.

Best regards.

Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD