The ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at the Dothan Civic Center. About 128 students are set to receive degrees this fall at the Dothan Campus.
Dr. Lenz has more than 30 years of experience in clinical medicine and medical education. Before coming to ACOM in September 2010, Dr. Lenz was Senior Associate Academic Dean/Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was one of two founding deans of the college. He previously served as Dean at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University, and chairman of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM)'s Dean's Council.
Dr. Lenz received his D.O. degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He received a B.S.E. in aerospace engineering from Princeton University and attended the University of Pennsylvania's master's degree program in counseling psychology. He holds board certification from the American Board of Osteopathic Family Practitioners and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Additionally, he is a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)'s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and chairs accreditation visits to osteopathic colleges for COCA.
The Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine is the first osteopathic college to open in Alabama. It is a comprehensive, four-year osteopathic medical college affiliated with Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, a 420-bed regional medical center.