One hundred forty-eight students received the white coat, school pin, and took the Oath of the Pharmacist at the School's annual WhiteCoatCeremony on Tues. Sept. 13th. A reception followed which was supported by Corporate sponsors:Acme/Savon, CVS Pharmacy, RiteAidCorporation and the Philadelphia Association of Retail Druggist.
Dr. Jan Kitzen presented the Distinguished Pharmacist Practitioner Award to Dr. Frank Nice, who delivered a keynote address entitled, Practice of Pharmacy: Who Benefits? Kristen Campbell, received the Health Care Professions Award and delivered a welcome address. The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association gifted each student with a bookmark presented by Second Vice President, Eric Esterbrook.
Three PY4 students who had received Renzulli scholarships were recognized: Malyha Mannan,, Frank Rubino, and Marylee Worley
White Coat Cloakers were: Judith & Lawrence Arnoff; Amelia Batastini; Francis Berenato; Erin Bettine; John Braithwaite; Randall Chapman; Cindi & Joseph Dymowski; Charlene Gallagher; Barry Jacobs; Jan Kitzen; Michael Kolodziejski; Larry Kraft; David Lebo; Joseph Mackie; George & Patricia McCormick; Jeffrey Moskowitz; Paul Mudrick; Frank Nice; Dennis O'Brien; Francis A. Rubino; Francis S. Rubino; Joel Shpigel; Lyn Vizzi; Stuart Wesbury; James Wilson; Bruce Young and Karen Zimm
The Alumni Association had a table at the White Coat Reception and incoming students received a combination keychain, whistle, compass & flashlight as a welcome gift.