June 20, 2009
Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
…You can make a difference! If I could sit beside each of you and tell you what I have learned in 70 years of living, it would be “make a difference in someone else’s life.” Everyone of you can do that or else you would not have gotten this far in your education. If you do that, you will make a profound difference in your own life and feel good, both inwardly and outwardly. I promise you that. Remember this above all else: I can make a difference in someone else’s life!
Congratulations to the class of 2009! NCNM proudly graduated 88 naturopathic doctors and Chinese medicine practitioners on a beautiful summer day.
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine: 71
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine: 10
Dual Degree – Doctrate of Naturopathic Medicine/Master of Science in Oriental Medicine: 6
Dual Degree – Doctrate of Naturopathic Medicine/Master of Acupuncture: 1
Lou Walters, ND Class of 2009
Tilli Williams, ND, Bastyr 1986
Honorary Degree Recipients
William “Bill” Keppler, PhD; President Emeritus, National College of Natural Medicine
G.R. Farnsworth, ND; Founding Board Member, National College of Natural Medicine (1956)
NCNM was privileged to award the honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon both Drs. Keppler and Farnsworth. Thank you to Dr. Keppler for kindly forwarded his speech for posting.