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CVM Doctoral Candidate Named as
Commencement Marshal

Munashe Chigerwe, a doctoral candidate in the pathobiology program at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, has been selected as the doctoral marshal during the MU Graduate School commencement ceremony May 16. Student marshals are nominated by their department and selected based on their academic performance and their contributions to graduate education at MU. Dr. Jeffrey W. Tyler, Chigerwe’s faculty adviser, nominated him for the honor. In addition to receiving his PhD, Chigerwe will be receiving a Master of Public Health.

Chigerwe graduated from veterinary school in his native Zimbabwe before coming to the United States to pursue graduate education. The Columbia Missourian recently profiled him in an article about the path that brought him to Columbia.

During the Graduate School commencement ceremony, Chigerwe will receive a marshal’s sash and will lead his peers into the commencement ceremony. His name will appear in the commencement bulletin, not only in the list of graduates, but also in the list of marshals, and he will be the first doctoral student to walk across the stage and have his degree conferred.

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