Pharmacy Leader Speaking at 2013 Commencement

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International pharmacy leader Henri Manasse Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FFIP, will be the featured speaker at St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s 2013 Commencement ceremony, which will be held May 5 at 2 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis. Manasse directed the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) as executive vice president and chief executive officer from 1997 through 2012. He is currently professor and dean emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy.

In 2012, Manasse received the ASHP Donald E. Francke Medal for his contributions to international pharmacy advancement, and he currently serves as the professional secretary of the board of pharmaceutical practice for the International Pharmaceutical Federation. Manasse has received honorary doctoral degrees from six American universities, and he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1996. He was the 2007 recipient of the Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award.

Tricia Berry ’94/’95, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy practice, director of experiential programs, and assistant dean of the division of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy will also be speaking at the ceremony. She received the 2013 Joe E. Haberle Outstanding Educator Award. Each year, the College’s Alumni Association honors a faculty member with this award in recognition of his or her commitment to educational excellence.

This year’s Commencement is the 145th in the College’s history. The more than 180 candidates for graduation come from 11 states and South Korea.

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