New doctors bode well for Camden’s future, Christie tells Cooper’s first graduating class

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Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden graduated its first class Monday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed the 48 new physicians. (AP file photo)

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden graduated its first class Monday. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed the 48 new physicians. (AP file photo)

Gov. Chris Christie made a house call in South Jersey Tuesday to address the first graduation class of  at Cooper Medical School. 

Th governor said he was happy to be in office to watch the 43 doctors receive their degrees from Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden at the school’s initial commencement ceremony.  “There could be a new day dawning for this city,” Christie told the newly minted physicians. “You are the first tangible evidence of Camden’s future.” The governor had some advice for the graduates.”Revel in the fact that you have gotten to this moment,” he said. “For many of you, I’m sure you’ve been thinking about it for a long long time. Be with your families and enjoy this moment with them.”Christie mentioned he would be receiving a raise … not from the state, but because his son will be graduating college in a few weeks.  Not having to pay that tuition bill amounts to a pay boost for the Christie family, he said.

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