Kathleen A. Martin, DPE
Vice Provost and Chief Educational Compliance Officer
Traditional undergraduate student speaker Dawa Drolma '17
The University's 120th Commencement Ceremony was held on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA.
Bay Path University Honorary Degree Recipients:
Dr. Kathryn Hayward, class of 1976, is a leader in the practice of integrative health and will be our Commencement speaker. With her husband David Thomas, she is the founder of International Integrators, an organization whose mission is to promote a more balanced approach to healthcare by focusing on the blending of the best of conventional medicine, whole food lifestyles, conscious movements, and mind/body/spirit connections. Dr. Hayward earned her medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine, and is retired from her positions as Associate Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Susanne Churchill received her PhD from the Boston University School of Medicine. She went on to found the Institute for Circadian Physiology in Boston, and was also appointed Associate Dean of Research at the Harvard Medical Center. Dr. Churchill is world-renown in the area of biomedical informatics, and among her many accomplishments, she has worked with Dr. Isaac Kohan to lead the successful and ground breaking Information for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) National Center for Biomedical Computing at Partners HealthCare.
Dr. Churchill has been a trustee at Bay Path for fifteen years, serving as Chair of the Academic Committee, as well as being a member of the Executive Committee and the Committee on Trustees. With deep appreciation, we extend our heartfelt thanks for her dedication and service to the University, and her commitment to engage women from all ages and backgrounds in the fields of science.