Renowned Neurosurgeon to Speak at Kettering College Graduation

Kettering, OH - 4/15/2005

Kettering, Ohio (April 15) ­ Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremonies for Kettering College of Medical Arts on Saturday, April 30. Dr. Carson is also nationally known for his encouragement of early childhood reading and academic excellence among inner-city youth. The event will be held at the Dayton Convention Center, starting at 8 p.m., and is open to the public.

“Dr. Carson is an inspiration. His life story and his professional success are gifts from God, and he will energize us all,” said Dr. Charles Scriven, president of Kettering College.

The director of the division of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins since 1984, Dr. Carson is a professor of neurosurgery, plastic surgery, oncology and pediatrics, and he is the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Center. He is probably best known for his successes in separating conjoined twins.

Dr. Carson also is renowned for his inspirational look at the philosophy that helped him overcome life's obstacles and his prescription for success -- self-discipline, good character, and implementing one’s own success for the benefit of others.

Dr. Carson has written over 90 neurosurgical publications. He has been awarded 24 honorary degrees and dozens of national citations of merit, and he is the author of three best-selling books, Gifted HandsThink Big, and The Big Picture.

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About Kettering College of Medical Arts

Kettering College of Medical Arts is a fully accredited, coeducational college that specializes in health science education. A division of Kettering Medical Center, the College is located on the KMC campus and is chartered by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Kettering College offers certificate programs, two-year Associate of Science degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions degree with four specialty tracks, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion degree, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

An institution of Christian higher education, Kettering College graduates health care professionals of high character who, in the tradition of the Master Healer, give whole-person care to their patients and generous service to their communities. Eighty percent of Kettering College graduates live and work in Ohio, with the majority settling in the Dayton area.

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