Dear Class of 2019 Graduates:
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 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 lives.
To the DDS class, always remember that you are a special class to me as we started this journey together after I was formally appointed as Dean, and you will always be my 25-year reunion class. Of course, I will always remember the Captain America class as well. To the inaugural PA class, thank you for paving the way for future classes in our MPAS program. You have all created a legacy of excellence and paved the way for yourselves and all the students who will follow you at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. I am so proud of each of you and the leaders you will be for our profession and school.
Please click the links below to view pictures taken at the various commencement-related events, copies of the presentations made at commencement and video of the full commencement ceremony. The class photo taken following the graduation rehearsal meeting is also available to download from this page.
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.
Thank you for being a Marvel-ous class!
Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD