White Coat Ceremony
During this prestigious occasion, students receive their pharmacy coats, signifying the beginning of the professional program and their first steps toward their careers in pharmacy.
Commencement Held for Class of 2014
On Sunday, May 4, a group of talented student pharmacists graduated from the College at Commencement ceremonies at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis. President John A. Pieper, the Board of Trustees, College administrators and faculty participated in honoring the College’s newest alumni.
Victor Yanchick, Ph.D., dean of the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, delivered the Commencement address. Brenda Walter, this year’s Joe E. Haberle Outstanding Educator Awardee, and Michelle Haparimwi ’14, also gave remarks. Todd Evers ’87, member of the Board of Trustees and chair of the Illinois Pharmacists Association, administered the Oath of a Pharmacist to round out the program.
“I wish each and every graduate the very best,” Pieper says. “We are proud of you and want to stay connected with you throughout your careers.”
The class of 2014 was also honored at a reception on campus on Saturday, May 3. Several members of the class were recognized for their achievements, including: Ryan Freund for the Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award; Libby Herman for the Lilly Achievement Award; Brandon Luong for both the SPA/APhA-ASP Graduate Award and the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award; and Kathleen Barrett for both the TEVA Outstanding Student Award and the Schlichting-Thayer Alumni Award as the graduating student with the highest grade point average.