PSM Program Celebrates December Graduates

Dean Steve Matson

Dean Steve Matson speaks during the Professional Science Master’s graduation ceremony on December 14, 2018.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Professional Science Master’s program celebrated the achievements of its largest graduating class to date at a ceremony on December 14, 2018.

Students, family, friends, faculty, staff and industry mentors gathered at the UNC Graduate Student Center to commemorate the occasion. Dr. Steve Matson, dean of The Graduate School, and Dr. Leah Townsend, Director of Graduate School Professional Programs, spoke at the ceremony.

“UNC-Chapel Hill’s Professional Science Master’s programs provide students with significant technical knowledge and in-demand business skills such as financial accounting, project management and communication,” said Dean Matson. “I thank all of our graduates for the commitment they made to this program – and to their professional success. I wish them continued success in advancing their career goals.”

“Our graduates join a vibrant community of professionals at the intersection of interdisciplinary education, professional skills, and experiential learning,” Dr. Townsend added. “Our hope is that this growing community will enrich not only our current students but will also continue to support our alumni in their careers moving forward.”

The PSM initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill launched in 2014, and now includes three programs: biomedical and health informatics, digital curation and management, and toxicology.

Dean Steve Matson, December 2018 PSM Biomedical and Health Informatics graduate Tamara Blakeney, and Dr. Leah Townsend.

Dean Steve Matson, December 2018 PSM Toxicology graduate Tyler Cromer, and Dr. Leah Townsend.

Dean Steve Matson, December 2018 PSM Biomedical and Health Informatics graduate Payal Mehndiratta, and Dr. Leah Townsend.

Dean Steve Matson, December 2018 PSM Biomedical and Health Informatics graduate Kathy Peticolas, and Dr. Leah Townsend.

Dean Steve Matson, December 2018 PSM Biomedical and Health Informatics graduate Aravind Reddy, and Dr. Leah Townsend.