2023 Commencement Ceremony
The 2023 Commencement Ceremony for the American University of Antigua was held at the prestigious New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 26, 2023, and with over 200 excited graduates, 22 distinguished dignitaries, a host of helpful AUA staff, and countless proud family and friends in attendance, it was a magnificent celebration of achievement.
The event was also attended by AUA’s esteemed medical professionals, past and present, who spoke at the ceremony. Among them were Dr. Peter Bell AUA’s Provost and VP of Global Medical Education, who completed numerous national and international rescue missions as an emergency physician with German Air Rescue, Alumni Dr. Mohammad Torabi, who is a highly-skilled surgeon, and our President and Founder Neal Simon JD, who was named Ambassador-at-Large for Antigua and Barbuda in 2015. The Commencement came to a close with our Keynote speaker, Florida’s Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, who has established herself within her district as Chief Executive Officer for Trinity Healthcare Services Inc. and is well-known within the healthcare industry for improving the quality of care for people for nearly two decades. Her inspirational speech sent our students off into the world with the necessary motivation to achieve all they’ve ever dreamed of and more. With their American University of Antigua medical education and an ever-expanding network of accomplished alumni and affiliates, we are confident that our 2023 graduates are destined for greatness, and give them all our most sincere congratulations!