Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman will address graduates at the University of Bridgeport Division Health Sciences Commencement on Monday, May 12.
The 2 p.m. service will be held at the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport.
The Class of 2014 represents master’s degree or professional doctoral graduates from the Acupuncture Institute, College of Chiropractic, College of Naturopathic Medicine, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, the Human Nutrition Institute, and Physician Assistant Institute.
“The Lieutenant Governor’s work and dedication are an inspiration to all of us in the field of health care, and we are honored to have her address our graduates,” said Health Sciences Division Vice Provost Dr. David M. Brady.
Lt. Governor Wyman is a former X-ray technician who has worked to expand health care access and affordability. She is prominent in efforts to raise funds for breast cancer research, and for many years has been closely involved with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Heart Association. In 1995, she founded a working group that led to the creation of the HUSKY health plan, which remains an important source of medical care for more than 450,000 children and their parents.
She was elected as Connecticut’s 108th Lieutenant Governor in 2010, and is now Chair of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, which is charged with implementing federal health care reform by 2014. She is also Chair of the Interagency Council for Ending the Achievement Gap.
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