Doctoral Candidate Named as
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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