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Gulmira Propper Graduates from Wharton School of Business

Gulmira Josephine Norman Propper of Nashville graduated with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree from The Wharton School of Business (The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania) in a commencement ceremony held on May 14, 2023.

Ms. Propper distinguished herself as a student in the elite Wharton MBA Program in Health Care Management (HCM) and as a Board Member of the Wharton Health Care Club. She has been hired for a coveted position by the Pfizer, Inc. Marketing Division, and will start her employment this fall. She served as a Pfizer Marketing Intern in 2022.

Ms. Propper graduated from Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she was a Valedictorian. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Biology from Brown University.

During the summer of 2019, she was selected for a Birthright Israel Trip, during which she was bat mitzvah’ed at the Kotel.

In 2020, Ms. Propper published her first book, “Silk Road Recipes: Parida's Uyghur Cookbook,” which was named an Amazon “Best Cookbook of The Year.” She continues to donate 100% of profits from the cookbook to research efforts at the Uyghur Human Rights Project (

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The graduate is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Propper of Nashville.

Established in 1881 by American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton, The Wharton School of Business was the world’s first business school, and the world’s first collegiate school of business. The Health Care Management Department has offered specialization for M.B.A. students since 1971 and describes itself as “… the Wharton School’s base for scholarship, education, and innovative thinking related to the business, management and policy of health care services, health care technology, and health care financing….”

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