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White Coat Ceremony - SOP Class of 2013

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy held its fifth White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2013 on August 28, 2009. The White Coat Ceremony conveyed the School's commitment to professionalism and signified for the students the transition to being Student Pharmacists. The ceremony was held in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center and was attended by about 300 student well-wishers including families, friends and significant others. Dr. Stephanie Gardner, Dean, College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences provided the keynote address. Present at the ceremony were members of the SIUE administration, School of Pharmacy faculty, representatives from the Illinois Pharmacists Association, the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, and several other pharmacy organizations. The ceremony culminated in the student pharmacists taking the Pledge of Professionalism developed by the American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Student Pharmacists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Deans. The ceremony was sponsored by Shop' N Save Pharmacies.

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White Coat Ceremony - SOP Class of 2012

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy held its fourth White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2012 on August 22, 2008. The White Coat Ceremony conveyed the School's commitment to professionalism and signified for the students the transition to being Student Pharmacists. The ceremony was held in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center and was attended by about 300 student well-wishers including families, friends and significant others. Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns, Head, Pharmacy Practice & Science at University of Arizona provided the keynote address. Present at the ceremony were members of the SIUE administration, School of Pharmacy faculty, representatives from the Illinois Pharmacists Association, the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, and several other pharmacy organizations. The ceremony culminated in the student pharmacists taking the Pledge of Professionalism developed by the American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Student Pharmacists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Deans. The ceremony was sponsored by Shop' N Save Pharmacies.

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White Coat Ceremony - SOP Class of 2011

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy held its third White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2011 on August 24, 2007. The White Coat Ceremony conveyed the School's commitment to professionalism and signified for the students the transition to being Student Pharmacists. The ceremony was held in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center and was attended by about 300 student well-wishers including families, friends and significant others. Dr. Lucinda Maine, CEO & Executive Vice-President, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy provided the keynote address. Present at the ceremony were members of the SIUE administration, School of Pharmacy faculty, representatives from the Illinois Pharmacists Association, the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, and several other pharmacy organizations. The ceremony culminated in the student pharmacists taking the Pledge of Professionalism developed by the American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Student Pharmacists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Deans. The ceremony was sponsored by Shop 'N Save Pharmacies.

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White Coat Ceremony - SOP Class of 2010

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy held its second White Coat Ceremony for the class of 2010 on August 31, 2006. The White Coat Ceremony conveyed the School's commitment to professionalism and signified for the students the transition to being Student Pharmacists. The ceremony was held in the Meridian Ballroom of the Morris University Center and was attended by about 300 student well-wishers including families, friends and significant others. Dr. Robert McCarthy, Dean and Professor, University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy provided the keynote address. Present at the ceremony were members of the SIUE administration, School of Pharmacy faculty, representatives from the Illinois Pharmacists Association, the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, and several other pharmacy organizations. The ceremony culminated in the student pharmacists taking the Pledge of Professionalism developed by the American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Student Pharmacists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Deans. The ceremony was sponsored by Shop 'N Save Pharmacies.


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White Coat Ceremony - SOP Class of 2009

The SIUE School of Pharmacy held its inaugural White Coat Ceremony on August 26, 2005. The White Coat Ceremony (click the photo above to view a larger photo) conveyed the School's commitment to professionalism and signified for the students the transition to becoming student pharmacists. The ceremony was held in the Meridian Ballroom of Morris University Center and was attended by about 300 student well-wishers, including families, friends and significant others. Dr. Nicholas Popovich, Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacy Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago provided a stirring keynote address.

Present were members of the SIUE administration, School of Pharmacy faculty, representatives from the Illinois Pharmacists Association, the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, the National Community Pharmacists Association, and several other pharmacy organizations. The ceremony culminated in the student pharmacists taking the Pledge of Professionalism developed by the American Pharmacists Association, Academy of Student Pharmacists and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Council of Deans. The ceremony was sponsored by Osco Drug.

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