Class of 2017 Honored During Commencement

Published on 06 June 2017

On May 12 and 13, members of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy community as well as friends and parents came together to celebrate the class of 2017 during the College’s 149th Commencement.

Bachelor of Science Ceremony

The celebration began Friday, May 12, at 1 p.m., with a ceremony on the Quad honoring the undergraduate class of 2017. The ceremony also marked a major milestone in the College’s history. The class comprised the first students earning Bachelors of Science in the College’s Doctor of Pharmacy with an integrated Bachelor of Science program.

P1 student Lauren McCulley spoke on behalf of the graduating class and Bob Zebroski, Ph.D., professor of history and chair of the Department of Liberal Arts, delivered the Commencement Address. Amy Weckman Conger ’98/’99, president of the Alumni Association, presented the 2017 Outstandng Educator Award for the School of Arts and Sciences to Benjamin Barth, Ph.D., assistant professor of organic chemistry.

By the Numbers

  • 40 graduates
  • 40 transfer students
  • 30 Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
    10 Bachelor of Science in Health Humanities
  • 19 graduates awarded honors
    • 10 Cum Laude (with honors)
    • 4 Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)
    • 5 Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)
  • 10 states represented
  • 2 Countries represented


Doctor of Pharmacy Ceremony

On Saturday, May 13, at 2 p.m., members of the professional class of 2017 received their Doctors of Pharmacy during a ceremony a Peabody Opera House. Sarah Samuel spoke on behalf of the graduating class and Representative Missouri Rep. Holly Rehder delivered the Commencement Address.

Also during the ceremony, Amy Weckman Conger ’98/’99, president of the Alumni Association, presented the 2017 Joe E. Haberle Outstanding Educator Award for the School of Pharmacy to Sara Richter ’12, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice.

Todd Evers ’87, member of the Board of Trustees and past chairman of the board of Illinois Pharmacists Association, lead the class in reciting the “Oath of a Pharmacist.”

By the Numbers

  • 223 graduates
  • 25 transfer students
  • 103 graduates awarded honors
    • 49 Cum Laude (with honors)
    • 20 Magna Cum Laude (with high honors)
    • 34 Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors)
  • 18 states represented
  • 4 Countries represented

 

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