For Immediate Release Thursday, May 26, 2011  

MEDIA ALERT

Michael Drake Headlines Charles Drew University’s Commencement Ceremony

WHAT:

Michael V. Drake, M.D., chancellor of University of California, Irvine, will be the distinguished speaker at the 27th Annual Commencement Ceremony at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Drake launched new programs in public health, pharmaceutical sciences, nursing science. He also presided over the first new public law school in California in more than four decades.

Other honorees: Robert K. Ross, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, and B. Kathlyn Mead, executive vice president and chief operating officer, both of The California Endowment will receive the Board of Trustees Medal of Honor. This award represents the university’s highest honor.

WHEN:

Sat., June 4
10 a.m. – noon
Dr. Drake, who is expected to speak around 10:50 a.m. Saturday, will be available earlier for media interviews, as well as immediately following the ceremony. Please call or email first to check for availability. 

WHERE:

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
1731 120th St.
Los Angeles CA 90059

WHO:

The graduating class, their guests, the university’s alumni, faculty and administration. 

 Media Contact: Daryl Strickland (562) 229-4924 or darylstrickland@cdrewu.edu

 
 
 

 

 
 

CHARLES DREW UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE
1731 East 120th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059
p 323 563 4987f 323 563 5987www.cdrewu.edu

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