Fifteen SACS students receive Meharry diplomas

2024 graduates with Dr. HIldreth and Dean Mhlanga

After completing rigorous coursework in the M.S. Data Science and M.S. Biomedical Data Science programs, fifteen Meharry SACS students received their diplomas during the May 18, 2024, Meharry Medical College Commencement. The graduates included students who completed degree requirements in December 2023 or May 2024.

The ceremony was held at The Temple Church in Nashville. The commencement speaker was 1979 Meharry alumna Huda Zoghbi, M.D., distinguished service professor at Baylor College of Medicine, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, founding director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital, and researcher-in-chief, Texas Children’s Hospital.

The school also celebrated its graduates with their families during the 2024 SACS Commencement Reception. James E.K. Hildreth, Sr. Ph.D. M.D., president and CEO, Meharry Medical College and Dean Fortune S. Mhlanga, Ph.D., shared congratulatory remarks with the students.

2024 Meharry SACS graduates

M.S. Biomedical Data Science

Saul Ashley
Chris Brown
Andrea Hannah
Cyruss Tsurgeon
Ebony Weems, Ph.D.
Fuxue Xin

Certificate in Biomedical Data Science

Zerick Dunbar

M.S. Data Science

Charleston Lee
Tara Linney
Lexius Lynch
Aleesa Mann
Kristen Oguno
Bradford Patton
Gina Robinson Lawrence
Jacquese Starling
Clarence White, Jr., Ph.D.

Charleston Lee
Lee

Commencement Honors

The College recognized the following students for academic achievement at Commencement. Additionally, Dr. Hildreth recognized Charleston Lee for receiving a master’s degree at the age of 18.

M.S. Biomedical Data Science Academic Achievement

Highest Honors

Saul Ashley
Cyruss Tsurgeon

High Honors

Ebony Weems, Ph.D.
Fuxue Xin

Honors

Chris Brown
Andrea Hannah

Highest Grade Point Average

Cyruss Tsuregeon

M.S. Data Science Academic Achievement

Highest honors

Aleesa Mann
Kristen Oguno
Bradford Patton
Clarence White, Jr. Ph.D.

High Honors

Tara Linney

Honors

Lexius Lynch

Highest Grade Point Average

Alessa Mann
Kristen Oguno
Clarence White, Jr. Ph.D.

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