Approximately 200 students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) will graduate as part of commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 13. The ceremony begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Hearnes Center.
Kristy Weber, MD, will serve as the commencement speaker. Dr. Weber is the chief of orthopaedic oncology in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the director of the Sarcoma Program in Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center. Dr. Weber earned her bachelor’s degree in animal sciences (pre-vet) from the University of Missouri, on her way to graduating summa cum laude. She was part of the Pi Beta Phi sorority at Mizzou, devoting her time between her busy class schedule and the leadership opportunities that Greek life presented.
Dr. Weber has been serving as the President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors since March, as the organization’s first female president in its nearly 90-year history. She works with children and adults with bone and soft tissue tumors, as well as focusing on complex limb salvage techniques around the hip, knee, shoulder and pelvis. Dr. Weber has looked to advance the orthopaedic profession through many different leadership roles for nearly 20 years.