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Gannon celebrates Ruskin Spring 2022 Commencement

Published: 05/11/2022

2021 Graduates in Ruskin, Florida - Gannon University

2021 Graduates in Ruskin, Florida - Gannon University

One hundred twenty-five graduates of the Class of 2022 were recognized during Gannon University’s Ruskin campus Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.

Gannon University President Keith Taylor, Ph.D., awarded degrees to graduates in attendance, including 125 students receiving 60 doctoral degrees and 65 master’s degrees.

This year’s keynote speaker was Bradley Collins, MD, SFHM, FACP ’99, staff hospitalist at the Miriam Hospital. Gannon awarded Collins a Doctor of Humane Letters degree, honoris causa, during the ceremonies.

About the Speaker

Bradley Collins, MD, SFHM, FACP ’99 is a staff hospitalist at the Miriam Hospital. He is also an associate professor of medicine and clinical educator at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Gannon University in 1999. He graduated Magna Cum Laude, Honor’s Scholar 1999, Medal of Honor. He also received the Greek Medal of Honor and the Joe Lucky Service Award. 

Collins received his doctoral degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in 2003. He received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. In 2006, he graduated from Brown University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine. 

He was the former president of the Rhode Island Medical Society, where he was the youngest president in the history of the society. He is the founder and chairman of the Board Medical Preparatory Academy Charter School for underserved/underrepresented children and hopes to attain post-graduate training in the medical field.

Collins is the president and founding member of the Rhode Island Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is a member of the Gannon University National Alumni Board. 

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