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College of Podiatric Medicine Celebrates First Commencement Under Kent State University

Posted Jun. 10, 2013
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Kent State College of Podiatric Medicine student Christina
is hooded by her father, Dr. John Schilero, during
the college’s commencement ceremony. 

The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, formerly the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, celebrated its first official Commencement as a college of Kent State University on May 16. The class of 2013 graduated 102 podiatric students from the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. The ceremony was held at Cartwright Hall on the Kent Campus. 

John Guiliana, D.P.M., a trustee of the American Academy of Podiatric Practice Management and adjunct professor at the College of Podiatric Medicine, gave a heartfelt, motivating Commencement address to the class of 2013. Guiliana also had the unique opportunity to see his son Stephen graduate and follow in his father’s footsteps of being a podiatrist.

“This was truly another major milestone in the history of the College of Podiatric Medicine,” says Thomas V. Melillo, D.P.M., chief executive officer for the College of Podiatric Medicine. “This class represents a new era of podiatric medical education under Kent State. I am very proud of our students, faculty and staff who have been instrumental in helping the college transition from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine to Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.”

The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, the largest podiatric medical college in the United States, is a four-year, graduate-level medical college, granting the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. The college’s mission is to educate students to be highly competent doctors of podiatric medicine who will excel in residency training. Founded in 1916, the College of Podiatric Medicine has graduated more than 6,000 podiatrists who have made outstanding contributions to the field and study of podiatric medicine.