Kelly Campbell, a 2014 candidate for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Touro University California, will be the keynote speaker for the Mare Island campus commencement services.
Before attending Touro, Campbell served five years in the U.S. Air Force, and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
He also enlisted as a medical technician for six years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, worked in research at the National Ignition Facility at Livermore National Lab, and authored/coauthored almost a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Fifteen years later, Campbell will not only complete his dream of becoming a physician but will also be one of the key speakers during Touro's 2014 Commencement Ceremony on Friday, in San Francisco.
Campbell joins approximately 407 degree candidates taking part in commencement inside the ballroom of the San Francisco's Marriott Marquis Hotel, 55 Fourth Street.
The 2014 graduating students represent 130 from the College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctoral Degree); 95 from the College of Pharmacy (Doctoral Degree); 54 from the Master of Public Health Program; 70 from the Graduate School of Education (Master's Degree); 32 from the Physician's Assistant Program (Master's Degree); 15 from the Master of Science in Medical Health Sciences; and 11 from the Master of Science in Medical Health Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences.