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Graduation day at UVM

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College graduation season is in full swing -- and Sunday in Burlington it was a big one.   A crowd of nearly 10,000 attended the 211th commencement ceremony at the University of Vermont.

In all, more than 3,250 graduates received degrees Sunday, including 2,577 bachelor's, 439 master's and 122 PHD's.  Jazz musician Wynton Marsalis  delivered the commencement address for the undergraduates.  

Sunday afternoon UVM also honored the state's newest physicians. As is customary, America the Beautiful filled the Ira Allen Chapel to begin the commencement ceremony for the new doctors.  A total of 106 diplomas were handed out from the College of Medicine.  Pediatrics is the most popular specialty this year.  Proud parents and friends packed the Chapel.  

"I am looking forward to my future," said Haddon Pantel of Windsor. "I had a great time here at UVM for the last four years and I am looking forward to the opportunities -- just advancing my training and seeing new and interesting things... ...A lot has to do with my mom.  She's a diabetic, so growing up I saw how important medical care was to her.  And I've always loved science, so I think it is a great way to integrate using science and helping people."

"Ever since I was a small child I have been interested in medicine.  I was sick when I was a kid and there are a lot of really good doctors in this state.  They helped me and my family a lot and I have always wanted to give back and help others," said Delia Horn of Shrewsbury: "It's been a really long road and lots of years of training and I'm really excited to finally be a doctor."

Fourteen of the 106 new doctors will be doing their residencies here in Vermont.  The others will be heading to hospitals and medical centers across the country.  Also on hand Sunday was former Governor Madeline Kunin who was among the parents welcoming a new doctor into the family.

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