BGSU to graduate 1,200 at Saturday ceremony


Almost 1,200 students – half of them graduate students – will receive degrees from Bowling Green State
University during summer commencement exercises Saturday on the University Hall lawn.
In the event of rain, the 9 a.m. ceremony will be moved to Anderson Arena in Memorial Hall.
Addressing the graduates will be Dr. W. Patrick Monaghan, a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology
at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and in the School of Nursing at the University of
North Florida College of Health, both in Jacksonville.
Monaghan is a BGSU Distinguished Alumnus who earned two degrees from the university – a master of science
in immunology in 1972 and a doctorate in biology in 1975. His clinical certifications include clinical
laboratory scientist, medical technologist and specialist in blood banking.
Monaghan is a former assistant dean for graduate and continuing education at the F. Edward H├ębert School
of Medicine and professor in the Graduate School of Nursing, both at the Uniformed Services University
of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.
During a career in the Navy, he was director of blood bank and transfusion services at the National Naval
Medical Center and director of the Navy blood program, as well as clinical laboratory/blood bank officer
at various Naval medical facilities.

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