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Events

Read more about past events held across campus. 

On Oct. 17, more than 270 students, alumni, faculty, staff and donors attended the annual St. Louis College of Pharmacy Scholarship Awards Dinner to celebrate scholarship recipients and sponsors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Brian Kobilka, M.D., professor of molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford University and winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry, recently visited St. Louis College of Pharmacy to present his current research.

A sea of costumed kids converged on the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Quad on Oct. 20, as the College and JDRF partnered to host the 13th annual Boo Fest event.

New York Times bestselling author Nic Sheff launched St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s 2019-20 Liberal Arts Convocations series on Sept. 3 with a candid discussion about his memoir of addiction and recovery, “Tweak.”

On Sept. 11, leaders from the Washington University Medical Campus and BJC HealthCare gathered at St. Louis College of Pharmacy for a panel discussion where they shared their perspectives on the meaning of inclusion and the organizational journey to reaching inclusion at its highest peak.

On Friday, Sept. 6, St. Louis College of Pharmacy welcomed 154 student pharmacists into the Doctor of Pharmacy program during its annual White Coat Ceremony.

On April 27 and 28, more than 600 clinical pharmacists from 17 states gathered at St. Louis College of Pharmacy for the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s annual Updates in Therapeutics meeting.

On May 14, St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty, staff and leadership celebrated the end of another successful academic year at the annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy was recognized by Dance St. Louis with a 2019 Swan Award for years of collaboration and a dedication to supporting arts and culture in St. Louis city and the region.

On April 12, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Mortar and Pestle Society recognized new and existing members during its annual awards dinner at the Caramel Room at Bissingers.

From LEED-certified buildings to safe medication disposal initiatives, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is cultivating a more sustainability-minded campus community.

Peter H. Vlasses, Pharm.D., Hon. D.Sc., FCCP, executive director of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), will address graduates at this year’s Commencement, which will be held Saturday, May 11, at the Stifel Theatre in downtown St. Louis.

On Saturday, May 11, family, friends, and members of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy community celebrated the class of 2019 at the College’s 151st Commencement.

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy Quad was a sea of ghosts, goblins and costumed characters as the College and JDRF, the leading global organization funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, partnered to host the 12th annual Boo Fest event on Oct. 21.

Faculty, students and alumni of St. Louis College of Pharmacy attended the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy welcomed 193 students into the profession of pharmacy during the annual White Coat Ceremony in August. For P1 student Michaela Drouin, it was a night she had been dreaming about since childhood.

The College sets the pace for pharmacy residency program collaboration in the St. Louis area.

According to the World Health Organization, members of the LGBTQIA community are more likely to experience inequality in the health care they receive than their heterosexual counterparts. The College recently hosted a panel discussion to educate future health care professionals on the stigmas faced by this marginalized community when seeking medical care.

In April, St. Louis College of Pharmacy hosted its ninth annual Student Research Symposium, where the work of nearly 100 students was showcased. The event featured both poster and podium sessions highlighting student findings on a wide range of topics.

For more than 25 years, the Annual Faculty and Staff Recognition Luncheon has been held to acknowledge the outstanding work of College faculty and staff throughout the academic year.

On April 26, St. Louis College of Pharmacy celebrated national Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day by welcoming 13 children of faculty and staff to campus to learn about pharmacy and see what their parents do during a typical workday.

The Big Muddy Dance Company returned to St. Louis College of Pharmacy for a sneak peek performance of “Channel Two,” choreographed by Robyn Mineko Williams.

On April 7, future students and their parents and family members visited St. Louis College of Pharmacy for Accepted Student Day. Designed to give new students a glimpse of student life, the event featured a variety of activities representing the first year at the College.

On Saturday, May 12, St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s 150th Commencement was held, celebrating the class of 2018. The College community, friends and family gathered at the Peabody Opera House as members of the undergraduate and professional class received their degrees.

On Thursday, April 19, the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet recognized student organizations making a difference in the community and student leaders who went above and beyond to help make the College a better place.

International pharmacy leader Ema Paulino, professional secretary and interim CEO of the International Pharmaceutical Federation, will address graduates at this year’s Commencement.

Women across campus gathered on March 27, for the inaugural St. Louis College of Pharmacy Women in Leadership Awards. The special evening, hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Office of Student Affairs and Lambda Kappa Sigma, celebrated female leaders at the College and their contributions to students, their peers and the institution at-large.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy wrapped up its inaugural “STLCOP Talks” faculty speaker series on April 3 in Chicago.

More than 290 St. Louis College of Pharmacy students and faculty members traveled to the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on March 28, to advocate on behalf of the pharmacy profession during Legislative Day 2018.

On March 11, local community pharmacists gathered on the St. Louis College of Pharmacy campus to learn about the benefits of using naloxone for opioid overdose prevention. The special training session was presented as the Missouri Pharmacy Association's Regional Meeting in St. Louis.

Members of St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Cosmetic Club participated in the Diva for a Day pre-prom event with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri (BBSEMO) on Friday, March 23.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy recently welcomed Lucinda Maine, Ph.D., executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) to campus for a thought-provoking presentation on the future of pharmacy education.

More than 150 guests attended Preview Day on Saturday, March 10, to learn more about St. Louis College of Pharmacy and get a sneak peek at life on campus.

When Matika Wilbur recently visited the St. Louis College of Pharmacy campus, she spoke beyond her photography project, Project 562, and challenged the audience to reflect on the “historical amnesia” the United States educational system perpetuates regarding Native America.

On Nov. 11, 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy was officially founded in the hall of the St. Louis Medical College. In recent years, Founders Day has become one of the College’s most important traditions, as the campus community unites to reflect on all those who have contributed to the College’s legacy.

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association hosted its first Trivia Night on Feb. 2 in the College’s Recreation and Student Center. The event, which replaced the Alumni Golf Classic as the association's annual fundraiser, raised more than $9,900 for student scholarships.

The unveiling of the Multicultural Center in August was just the beginning of an exciting year full of new programming and immersive events that encourage the campus community to grow their understanding of the rich diversity in our local and global community.

The College marked an important milestone in its history on Aug. 22 as it commemorated the grand opening of its new Recreation and Student Center. Students, faculty and staff celebrated with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.

From the moment students begin classes at the College until the time they receive their diplomas, they are constantly encouraged to engage patients, build relationships, and advance health care.

A group of orchestra students from Ferguson Middle School were entertained by the sounds of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) during a special visit to the College on Oct. 31.

With prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) currently in place in more than 47 Missouri counties, the College recently convened a panel of pharmacy experts to discuss the role of PDMPs in promoting the appropriate use of controlled substances and preventing opioid abuse.

More than 232 scholarships totaling $478,510 were awarded to 202 students during the annual Scholarship Awards Dinner.

Costumed kids and families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) descended on the Quad on Oct. 29 for an afternoon of candy-free fun.

The leaves are changing and temperatures are cooling down. To commemorate summer 2017, here’s a look back at some of our favorite memories from the season.

The center hosted the first of its Fall 2017 Professional Development workshops on September 13. Led by Carolyn Dufault, Ph.D., assistant dean for education at Washington University School of Medicine, the discussion educated attendees on several key findings from cognitive science that can be utilized to improve teaching and learning.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy welcomed nearly 250 students into the Doctor of Pharmacy program during the White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 25. The annual tradition celebrated the class of 2021’s transition into student pharmacists.

The College will once again deliver a host of cultural experiences to the campus community as part of its 2017-18 Liberal Arts Convocations series. Each year, the series features a variety of speakers, authors, musicians, dancers and other performers whose presentations are designed to shed light on the complex human dimensions of health care.

Local anti-drug coalition leaders met at the College as part of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “360 Strategy.”

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.

On Thursday, April 27, St. Louis College of Pharmacy joined the nation, for the first time in the College’s history, in celebrating Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, by hosting 13 kids between the ages of 10 and 16 for a day of learning, tours, games and lab activities.

In the week leading up to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, St. Louis College of Pharmacy students participated in door-to-door drug take-back events at several senior living facilities around the city of St. Louis.

On Saturday, April 22, family, friends and faculty gathered in the auditorium for the Beta Kappa Chapter of Rho Chi Society Induction Ceremony.

The path to success has been a winding one for Amy Bricker ’99, R.Ph., vice president of supply chain strategy and product development at Express Scripts Inc. On Thursday, March 30, Bricker spoke to a packed room of students, faculty and staff about her dynamic career and her experiences as a woman in leadership.

The College recognized students at the annual Student Leadership Celebration on Wednesday, April 12. Student leaders were honored for their involvement in student organizations and dedication to serving the community locally, nationally and internationally.

The auditorium hummed with musical scales and the gathering of students, faculty and staff for the performance by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Ensemble. The much anticipated performance marked the conclusion of the 2016-2017 Liberal Arts Convocation Series.

All year long, students pulled on their white coats, sharpened their pencils and strapped on their safety goggles to work on research projects ranging from antibiotic therapy efficacy and compliance to gathering Rhodotorula fungal samples. All of that hard work will be showcased during the Eighth Annual Student Research Symposium on Saturday, April 8.

The College welcomed nearly 300 prospective students and their guests to campus for Preview Day and an accepted student reception on Saturday, April 1.

Alumni, students and friends of the College attended the Alumni Association's Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner event on Friday, Feb. 24, to honor African-American culture and heritage during Black History Month. The annual reception included dancing and performances by St. Louis’ Gentlemen of Vision (G.O.V.), St. Louis’ blues diva Kim Massie and junior Tali Eke.

As part of the Liberal Arts Convocation series and Black History Month programming, award-winning author, Rita Williams-Garcia, visited the College to discuss the evolution of her writing perspectives and the power of self-reflection.

Sister Mary Louise Degenhart ’60 receives the prestigious Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award.

Finals are complete and winter break is underway at the College. To celebrate the changing of seasons, here’s a look back at some of our favorite memories in fall 2016.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy theatre returns with a production of “Sense and Sensibility,” based on the novel by Jane Austen and adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill.

At the 2016 IPhA Annual Conference, College alumni swept the four major awards and were installed as presidential officers.

For the fifth straight year, St. Louis College of Pharmacy joins an elite group of colleges and universities selected as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Sacred performance held at St. Louis College of Pharmacy as part of Liberal Arts Convocation Series.

The Alumni Association has announced this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients. Each year the awards recognize outstanding men and women for their contributions to the College and profession. The recipients will be recognized during the annual Founders Day celebration on Friday, Nov. 11.

As the leaves change and the weather cools down, you can tell fall has arrived and summer is on its way out. To celebrate the changing of seasons, here’s a look back at some of our favorite memories from summer 2016.

Family and friends gathered on the Quad, Friday, Aug. 26, to honor students in the class of 2020, as they progress into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Alumni, friends and students gathered Sunday, June 5, on the greens of Stonewolf Golf Club for the Paric and St. Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Golf Classic presented by UMB Bank.

Sister Mary Louise Degenhart ’60 receives top honor for her dedicated service to the profession of pharmacy.

Residents, preceptors and friends gathered at Third Degree Glass Factory to celebrate the 23rd Annual Pharmacy Residency Banquet on Wednesday, June 15. Forty-two residents from St. Louis area pharmacy residency programs were recognized for the completion of their training.

The Women’s Giving Initiative (WGI) is a group of alumnae and friends of the College who are passionate about making a difference at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

As the academic year came to a close, the class of 2016 took part in a tradition of pledging support to the College. Each year, outgoing graduates begin their new chapter as alumni by voting to determine a gift that will commemorate their time as student pharmacists.

To commemorate the spring 2016 semester, here's a look back at some of our favorite memories!

Saturday, May 7, marked St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s 148th Annual Commencement. The ceremony honored the 215 members of the class of 2016 – the largest graduating class in the College’s history.

Families, friends, faculty, staff, students and alumni recently gathered at St. Louis College of Pharmacy to celebrate this year’s White Coat Ceremony.

Students, faculty, and staff flowed in and out of the new Multicultural Center (MCC), located on the main floor of the residence hall, during the annual “We Are STLCOP” week, April 18-22.

Finals week is a time to study hard, de-stress, and reflect on the past school year’s accomplishments.

The College recognized students at its annual Student Leadership Recognition Program and Reception on Thursday, April 14. Student leaders were honored for their involvement in student organizations and dedication to serving the community locally, nationally, and internationally.

Several therapy pets from Love on a Leash® (LOAL) visited with students on campus Tuesday, April 19, to help relieve stress before final exams.

The College kicked off “We are STLCOP” week on Monday, April 18. The day consisted of photos with Morty the Eutectic and students writing down what makes them unique as part of the “I am Unique” campaign.

As part of the “Mountain Medicine” theme of this year’s Liberal Arts Convocation series, St. Louis College of Pharmacy will host the Tibetan Monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery for a week of mandala sand painting, sacred music and dance, and a lecture open to the public.

On St. Patrick’s Day, students, faculty, and staff came together to raise money for pediatric cancer research during the annual head-shaving event benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

Amid the roar of its diesel engine, a crane stretching more than fifty feet in the air slowly lifted one side of a three-story, 20-foot wide slab of concrete. Construction workers in their bright green vests double checked their tool belts, ready to spring into action. They were a part of a major milestone in the construction of the Recreation and Student Center (RAS) on the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Chatter grows, as students trickle into the auditorium for a private preview directed and scored by award-winning choreographer Robert Moses and performed by The Big Muddy Dance Company. The piece is one of three that Dance St. Louis commissioned as part of its New Dance Horizons IV program, A Celebration of St. Louis’ Legendary Black Artists.

Student pharmacists advocate on behalf of their profession in Springfield, Ill.

Misty Farr ’10 is honored as the recipient of the 2016 Black Heritage Distinguished Alumnus Award at annual Guess Who's Coming to Dinner night.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is creating a new path for pursuing pharmacy

As a member of both the Eutectic Cross Country and Track and Field teams, Bethany Chew, P3, is no stranger to competition. She is prepared to rise to another challenge as this year’s St. Louis College of Pharmacy representative for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) National Patient Counseling Competition.

It was a day filled with networking, handshaking, and learning as students met with employers and representatives of residency programs from the St. Louis area.

St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt helps mark the next chapter in our rich history.

In 2014, a group of alumnae and friends of the College interested in making a difference at St. Louis College of Pharmacy created the Women’s Giving Initiative (WGI).

STLCOP hosted more than 240 alumni and friends during 2015 Reunion Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Nearly 150 alumni and friends will be visiting campus on Saturday, Nov. 7, during this year’s Reunion Celebration.

As the leaves change and the year comes to a close, P4 students start looking ahead to graduation and life after the completion of their Pharm.D. For pharmacy students, there are a variety of options to consider. Students enjoy postgraduate opportunities ranging from practice settings in community or clinical pharmacy, working in federal regulatory agencies, providing home care, joining the pharmaceutical industry, or even continuing to expand their health care knowledge and skills through a residency program.

STLCOP hosted the 14th Annual Family Weekend on Oct. 16-18, 2015. More than 40 families attended the event.

STLCOP hosted an Open House for prospective students on Oct. 3. Nearly 150 high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and transfer students attended the event to find out more about living and learning on campus.

Events at St. Louis College of Pharmacy focusing on professional development.

It was a night to remember. Hundreds of scholarship recipients, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors celebrated students’ academic achievements at STLCOP’s annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on Sept. 17.

Tears from parents, cheers from siblings and the look of excitement in new students’ eyes tell the story of Move-in Day at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

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.

An historic year for St. Louis College of Pharmacy was capped off by the largest graduating class in the College’s history. The Class of 2015 will hold a special place as the College celebrated its 150th birthday year.

At an historic conference, St. Louis College of Pharmacy students and faculty were repeatedly recognized as outstanding contributors to the profession.

Students are welcomed into the profession of pharmacy.

Third-year students at the College took part in the annual White Coat Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 30, symbolizing the first step in becoming a pharmacist. The white coat is a symbol of commitment to professionalism.

A large steel beam signed by hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff at St. Louis College of Pharmacy is now high above the campus.

Second-year student Salia Richardt stands at the door of her room in Residence Hall saying hello to some nervous looking teenagers and their equally nervous parents.

Class was back in session for many alumni who attended Reunion Weekend on Oct. 4-5.

On Saturday, May 10, recent St. Louis College of Pharmacy retirees were honored for their years of service to the College.

Three weeks is a lot of time, but when you’re trying to figure out how to implement a professional degree at a university it flies by quickly.

Jeff Delafuente, MS, FCCP, FASCP, president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists explains why it was so important for students at the College to become interested in specializing in the care of older adults.

Students talk about the final theater production in Whelpley Hall.

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