Pinning ceremony represents next step for College of Pharmacy class of 2024

The College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 completed their didactic pharmacy education in style with the annual Pinning Ceremony. A total of 85 students participated in the May 11 ceremony, sponsored by Walgreens Pharmacy.

The annual tradition marks a significant transition in the life of a student pharmacist. After three years of learning focused primarily in labs and classrooms, rising fourth-year students embark on a curriculum of experiential education. Members of the Class of 2024 have spent many hours together as a group and soon will head off into different directions to do rotations with preceptors around the state, the country and the world.

Dean Richard Kasmer, Pharm.D., J.D., welcomed and congratulated students, and introduced an the alumni keynote speaker, Kyle Sobecki, Pharm.D. (’11). Students were pinned by a select group of faculty members including:

  • Jaclyn Boyle, Pharm.D., M.S., M.B.A, BCACP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and assistant dean of the Office of Student Success
  • Altaf Darvesh, Ph.D., associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences
  • Sara Dugan, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS, professor of pharmacy practice
  • Chris Paxos, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCPS, BCGP, professor of pharmacy practice
  • Mate Soric, Pharm.D. BCPS, FCCP, chair and professor of pharmacy practice.

Students repeated the Pharmacist Code of Ethics and were welcomed into their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) year by Lukas Everly, Pharm.D., BCPS, director of the Office of Student Success and associate professor of pharmacy practice.

Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

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