The Office of Student Affairs, TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine unveiled their new commencement glass display case on the first floor of the Medical Education Building (MEB) this week. The display case holds the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine commencement banner which bears a caduceus designed especially for the medical school by Warren Love of the Office of Communications and Marketing, as well as the gold headed cane presented to the graduating student chosen for the Gold Headed Cane Award. The cane was carved and donated by Herb Janssen, Ph.D., of the Department of Medical Education.
A plaque is also included in the glass display and bears the names of the two past Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Gold Headed Cane winners—Tom Tullius and Michael Osborn. Other commencement-related items round out the display. “We’re happy to finally display our Commencement banner and Gold Headed cane properly in the display case of the MEB,” said Alex Garcia, director, TTUHSC at El Paso Office of Student Affairs. “We’re also very appreciative of Dr. Janssen’s generous donation of the school’s Gold Headed cane. Past and future winners of the prestigious award will be acknowledged on the plaque over the years.”