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Pima Medical Institute Recognizes Graduates in Unconventional Ways

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Pima Medical Institute continues to enroll students, teach and provide hands-on training to provide quality medical professionals. But because of the worldwide pandemic, graduations do not look like the traditional ceremony in an auditorium with friends and families in attendance. Pima Medical’s various campuses have not let COVID-19 stop them from recognizing their students’ accomplishments.

In Colorado Springs, the class of 2020 attended their graduation last month and received their certificates or degrees at Weidner Field, more traditionally used for hosting soccer, not college graduation ceremonies. Graduates of course practiced all safety and social distancing requirements.

El Paso’s graduation was a “parking lot parade.” Students stayed in the safety of their vehicles and received their degrees or certificates via “grabber” from Campus Director Pablo Fuentes.

Graduates at our Houston Campus were treated to the unique experience of a drive in ceremony. Students, family and friends converged at the Showboat Drive in Theater to celebrate, safely, and see themselves on the big screen.

For those campuses who have not been able to hold a graduation, there will be a virtual slide show, launching Thursday September 3. Students can view photos of all their classmates and friends and celebrate safely, wherever they may be!

“Our graduates demonstrate exceptional resiliency throughout their programs and especially over the past 5 plus months of COVID related transitioning,” said Fred Freedman, President and CEO, Pima Medical Institute. “Our communities are fortunate to have these incredible individuals join their workforce and I’m certain that each of them will make an impact in other people’s lives.”

Students and families can go to alumni.pmi.edu for more information on the virtual graduation.  The site will remain active for several days after the launch.

Those interested in learning more about Pima Medical Institute’s programs should go to pmi.edu.

September 2, 2020
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