Academic honors

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Lincoln Memorial University

Gabe Davidson of Shelbyville received a white coat at the Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) White Coat Ceremony in Harrogate, Tennessee, on April 18.

Davidson is a rising third-year osteopathic medical student at LMU-DCOM. Prior to enrolling at LMU-DCOM, Davidson attended Middle Tennessee State University.

The White Coat Ceremony at LMU-DCOM is a special ceremony designed to mark a student’s entrance into the clinical rotations of their medical school training. The first White Coat Ceremony was held in 1993 at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and is now a standard ritual in institutions of both allopathic and osteopathic medical education across the country. During the Ceremony, each medical student is presented and “robed” with his or her short white laboratory coat, formalizing and welcoming the student’s entrance into the study of medicine.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 800-325-0900, ext. 7108, email, or go to

Park University

Park University’s F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Campus held its commencement ceremony on June 4 at the Warren Theater. The University had 14 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — one student received a master’s degree, nine students received a bachelor’s degree, and four students received an associate degree.

Damien Thor Mulkey of Lewisburg, a graduate of Community High School, received an associate of science degree.

Park University is based in Parkville, Missouri. Its website is