Family Comes Together at Family Day
Published on 28 October 2019St. Louis College of Pharmacy prides itself on its reputation of being a supportive, tight-knit community, and on Saturday, Oct. 26, the College welcomed the family and friends of current students who visited campus for a day of cheering on the Eutectics, supporting theatre at the College, sharing a meal together and exploring campus and the Central West End neighborhood.
For the guests that arrived early, Family Day kicked off on Friday with a homecoming tailgate on the Quad where the weather was no deterrent for those who enjoyed yard games and a BBQ meal before the Eutectics volleyball match against Haskell Indian Nations University. The weekend’s festivities also included Morty Madness to celebrate the beginning of the basketball season, a performance of the play "She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen, and a brunch.
At the College where the feeling of family is so important, Family Day means more than just the family and friends of current students spending time with the ones they love in their home away from home. Family Day is a celebration that allows the College to extend its support of its students to the people that have supported them through their everyday and through their higher education journey.
"Coming to campus to cheer on my daughter at her volleyball games is an important way I let her know that I am here to support her through every trial and tribulation she may have with her schooling and her athletics," said Peggy Wagner, parent of P1 student Mackenzie Wagner.
Strong parental support and the College’s intimate community is a key factor in providing, not just an exceptional education in health sciences and pharmacy, but in providing an environment to grow and discover.
"The College’s tight-knit community was absolutely a factor in choosing a school," Mackenzie Wagner said. "I liked the idea that in a such a big city, the school was so small, and we can get to know each other easier – and with a hard curriculum, we have more one-on-one time with our professors and peers to help us along the way."
Whether it is Family Day or just a regular day in the school week, the College understands how important a strong support system is to a successful academic career. From engaged faculty to student-centered events, the College is continuously working toward a more inclusive and connected community of support and encouragement.
To learn more about the vibrant campus life at St. Louis College of Pharmacy visit stlcop.edu/campuslife.