2017 Commencement Ceremony

The 2017 Commencement Ceremony for the American University of Antigua (AUA) College of Medicine was held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on June 1st. With nearly 300 beaming graduates, 23 on-stage dignitaries, a host of helpful AUA College of Medicine staff, and countless proud family members and friends in attendance, it was a magnificent celebration of achievement.

Included among the esteemed medical professionals and guest speakers who participated in the ceremony were a prominent author of nearly a dozen medical textbooks, a former International President of Doctors Without Borders, and a recipient of the Navy Achievement Medal, an honor that was given for administering lifesaving medical services to an injured sailor.

AUA also presented Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Gaston Alphonso Browne with an Honorary Doctor of Medical Science degree. The prime minister is known for his philanthropic and humanitarian work. The ceremony came to a close after keynote speaker Dr. Unni Karunakara, who is a current Senior Fellow at Yale University addressed the Class of 2017. His speech was inspirational.

With an AUA medical education and a growing network of accomplished alumni, we are confident that our 2017 graduates are destined for greatness. We wish them all the very best!