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Fontbonne Grad Headed to Med School Thanks to Navy

CM_BoyerPic: Chris Boyer

Chris Boyer of Hillsboro, a 2007 Fontbonne University graduate who majored in biotechnology, has been accepted into the U.S. Navy's medical program and will be sponsored by the Navy when he begins studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center this fall. The Navy requires commissioning for those accepted into the medical sponsoring program.

"I wanted to have this ceremony at Fontbonne because education has been very important to me and will continue to be an important part of my life," Boyer said at his sponsorship ceremony held at Fontbonne July 16. "I want to be a doctor and I'm excited to take this next step with the Navy."

Pictured at the ceremony, from left, Dr. David Thomasson, chairperson and associate professor, Fontbonne biological and physical sciences department; Chief Ruth Cannon, Navy officer recruiter; Boyer, Dr. Elizabeth Rayhel, assistant professor, Fontbonne biological and physical sciences department; Lt. Karen Suftko, Navy officer recruiter; and Dr. Dennis Golden, president of Fontbonne.

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