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Professional Development


January 13th, 2009 by Daniel Catalaa
1199 Note: This commencement speech was given by Daniel Catalaa on January 14, 2009, in San Francisco, California, during the California Pacific Medical Center professional development graduation ceremony. Dear classmates and colleagues, I was asked to address you today to tell you how the educational programs and classes available at CPMC have positively impacted my professional life. But I want to do more than that; I want to tell you the story of what happens when an internal desire t... [read more]


Multiculturalism and Identity


April 30th, 2008 by Daniel Catalaa
1198 Note: This commencement speech was given by Daniel Catalaa in May of 2008 during the City College of San Francisco Health Care Intepreter Certification Program Graduation. Personal Introduction Dear students, faculty, families, and support people, I feel very fortunate to be with you today and to have been given the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of my classmates and this graduation. I would like share with you the personal experiences that transform a person... [read more]