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Campus Life

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis offers a complete college experience in a supportive environment. Here are the latest news and stories about our close campus community.

Get to know UHSP Student Success Advisor Nicole Bach, and learn more about her passion for supporting students and helping them grow into the best version of themselves.

Get to know Director of Student Engagement and Leadership at UHSP AJ Friedhoff and how he integrates his passion for engaging in our wider community while helping cultivate a culture of student engagement and life.

Through the addition of new undergraduate programs, colleges and athletics teams, UHSP is focused on finding innovative ways to support students in their journey to become future health care leaders and innovators.

From conducting groundbreaking research on snake pheromones to achieving a record-breaking batting average and First-Team All-Conference American Midwest Conference recognition, senior Michelle Hollon is embracing all that University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy has to offer.

Get to know Univeresity of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis' very own rockstar, Walter Beckham, admission representative.

With diversity and inclusion at the heart of the University’s core values, faculty and staff work to foster social awareness and cultural sensitivity and embrace diverse perspectives to create a nurturing environment where today’s students can grow into empathetic and compassionate health care leaders.

Get to know Sandy Scott, UHSP's administrator of parking and access services. From crafts to being one of the first friendly faces new students, faculty and staff meet when they join the campus community, Sandy Scott has been a steadfast presence at the University.

Learn about the importance of holistic wellness at UHSP and meet Director of Counseling and Wellness Susan Moore.

Get to know Harlan Hodge, UHSP's new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Since the addition of Jordan Watson, LPC, director for career services and employer relations, the Center for Career Services and Education has expanded its programming and its approach to career support and education for students and alumni.

Get to know Jim Hornick and John Sides from Information Technology at UHSP.

The work of 21 UHSP student researchers was on display April 2 at the 13th Annual Student Research Symposium. The event featured 16 poster submissions and five podium presentations focused on a variety of topics.

Through our Spotlight series, we get to know the members of our campus who are going above and beyond to make a positive impact on students. Meet Shirley Moreno, catalog librarian at UHSP, and learn about how she is supporting students through her work in the library.

P2 students Brent Adams, B.S. ’21, Sean Harris, B.S. ’21, and Edward Ngo, B.S. ’21, sprung in to action to save the life of a young man experiencing a medical emergency during a soccer game.

Through our Spotlight series, we get to know the members of our campus who are going above and beyond to make a positive impact on students. Meet Lisa Lamb, senior accountant at UHSP, and learn about how she is supporting students through her work in the business office.

Through the monthly (YOU)HSP Spotlight series, the University celebrates campus community members who are going above and beyond to make a positive impact on students.

White coat ceremonies have long been a tradition at many colleges and schools of pharmacy, marking a student's passage into the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

A passionate leader and changemaker, David D. Allen, RPh, Ph.D., president of UHSP, brings to campus an enthusiasm and energy that is not only infectious but a perfect match for this pivotal moment in the University’s history.

Get to know Carlin Harp, MPH, emergency management coordinator at UHSP, and about emergency management and safety on campus.

Preview Day is returning to the UHSP campus! On Saturday, Oct. 16, the University will welcome prospective students and their families to campus for Fall Preview Day and the opportunity to see firsthand what life at the University is like.

P3 student Meg Smith is one of only 24 students nationwide selected to participate in this year’s Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) Leadership Academy.

Through the monthly (YOU)HSP Spotlight series, the University celebrates campus community members who are going above and beyond to make a positive impact on students.

This summer, 54 high school students from across the country gathered on the UHSP campus for the annual Health Care Summer Immersion Program, where they had the unique opportunity to participate in in a full week of academic enrichment activities designed to help them explore their interests in health care and build a foundation for success in college.

As a first-year student , Ajia Vigil dove headfirst into the student experience at UHSP. In reflecting on her first year at the University, Vigil shared her favorite experiences and some advice for future students.

UHSP sophomore Colten Duvall has fully immersed himself in the UHSP student experience. Reflecting on his first year at the University, Duvall shared his favorite memories and some things he learned along the way.

The UHSP Office of Admissions is again hosting monthly live question and answer sessions as part of their College Success Series, featuring topics related to the application and enrollment process for students and families.

The annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet celebrated outstanding student leaders, educators and student organizations that have exemplified the values of the University.

The performing arts programs at UHSP, under the direction of Tristan Frampton, Ph.D., assistant professor and director of music activities, and Tim Moylan, Ph.D., professor of English and director of the theater program, develop the “whole student" and prepare them for successful careers in health professions.

On April 25, the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Beta Kappa chapter of the Rho Chi Society welcomed 29 students from the classes of 2022 and 2023 as new inductees during a virtual initiation ceremony.

With a bright future ahead, an energized community and a solid foundation, the stage was set for a new strategic plan — a plan unlike any other in the history of the University.

Starting point guard Grace Beyer is the first Eutectic Women’s Basketball player in the history of the program to receive NAIA All-American recognition.

Eric Knoll, Ph.D., vice president of operations at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis, instituted a unique testing strategy to track COVID-19 cases, which has allowed UHSP to safely conduct in-person learning throughout the 2020-2021 academic year and avoid widespread transmission of the virus.

P4 student Rexhian “Reggie” Brisku, B.S. '18, is proof that one person can make a difference by working to eliminate health care disparities that affect the transgender community.

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Board of Trustees marked an important moment in the University’s history with the announcement of its fifth president. David D. Allen, RPh., Ph.D., FASHP, FNAP, FAPhA, will serve as the University’s next president, with his tenure beginning on July 1, 2021.

Diane (Berry) Unterreiner, B.S. ’56, has always possessed a tenacious spirit. Her determination, paired with a unique family history of women in pharmacy, led her to pursue a career in pharmacy that would change the trajectory of her life.

P3 student Steven Kramer is using his passion for American Sign Language and pharmacy as a way to raise awareness about ways to support the Deaf community and empower individuals with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 200 higher education professionals from across Missouri, Illinois and the nation registered for a Virtual Student Affairs Summit where they discussed topics ranging from ways to support racial equity on college campuses to implementing COVID-19 recommendations.

Junior Tasnim Keddo shares how her education and supportive network at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis is providing her with a foundation for entrance into medical school.

As winter approaches amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling the effects of pandemic fatigue. To help combat these feelings, the Counseling Center offers tips for reducing stress and embracing self-care.

As the semester comes to a close, the Office of Student Affairs shares ways family members can support students as they complete finals remotely.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis recognized students for following COVID-19 health and safety guidelines through the new Euts United Health Campaign.

Essential workers are keeping St. Louis College of Pharmacy running smoothly this summer while the College prepares for a safe return to campus in the fall. Lead Custodian Carrie Ornelas shares what it’s like working on campus during the pandemic.

Isaac Butler, Pharm.D., MBA, vice president for career services and education, and Kilinyaa Cothran, B.S. '01, M.Ed., Ph.D., assistant vice president for career services and education, are at the helm of the new Center for Career Services and Education due to launch in fall 2020.

Faculty and staff are calling students to check in on their well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The cost of attending college has increased steadily over the last decade, and student debt continues to rise. At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the Office of Financial Aid provides support to help students make sensible financial choices as they pursue their goals.

With institutions across the country now existing in a virtual world, the college search process has changed dramatically. As prospective students navigate this evolving process, the College’s Office of Enrollment Services is expanding its efforts to ensure that students have the information and tools they need to make informed decisions regarding their college plans.

Representatives of St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion officially unveiled the College’s new Spirituality Center to members of the campus community during a grand opening event on Jan. 28.

During an exciting election last spring, P3 student Sydney Tu made College history when she was elected to serve as the 2019-20 APhA-ASP national president-elect.

The College's Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation has announced that it will introduce esports as a varsity sport at the start of the 2020-21 academic year.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy prides itself on its reputation of being a supportive, tight-knit community. On Saturday, Oct. 26, the College welcomed to campus the family and friends of current students for Family Day.

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.

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.

Heather French, Ed.D., vice president for student affairs, was a recent guest on a new podcast produced by the Small Colleges and Universities (SCU) Division of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

First-year student Jasmine Adams shares how St. Louis College of Pharmacy has supported her desire to give back to the local community.

Beginning in fall 2019, first- and second-year students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy will have an opportunity to further enhance their on-campus living experience with the introduction of the Diversity and Global Citizenship Living and Learning Community.

This fall, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is welcoming a 2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete to campus, as incoming freshman Samantha Kasting begins her journey in pharmacy school.

Inspired to address the mental health crisis that effects more than 43 million Americans, the College is using performing arts to create a culture of empathy.

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.

The annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet, hosted by President John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, recognized student organizations as well as student and faculty leaders who go above and beyond to help make the College a better place.

Members of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy class of 2019 recently celebrated Commencement by taking time to look back on the past, opening time capsules that were saved from their freshman year.

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

Tristan Frampton, assistant professor and director of music activities, joined St. Louis College of Pharmacy seven years ago. Since then, he has built the music program at the College from the ground up.

The College hosts Women in Leadership Dinner to celebrate female leaders on campus.

The College may have brought Starlin Haydon-Greatting, B.S. ’81, and Mark Greatting, B.S. ’81, M.D., together, but destiny made them partners for life.

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.

Here is a list of fun things to do around St. Louis when you feel the chill of the season begin to wear on your bones and spirit.

The arrival of cooler temps signals the return of some of the city’s favorite fall traditions. Be sure to mark your calendar to take part in all of the fall fun that these must-do events and activities have to offer.

The start of college can be an intimidating time. But with some effort, your years at St. Louis College of Pharmacy could be some of the best years of your life.  Following is some sage advice for those beginning their journey at the College.

This October, Kami Hancock, Ph.D., director of the College’s Norton Writing Center, will conduct a panel discussion on the role of writing centers in promoting social justice at the 2018 International Writing Centers Association Conference in Atlanta.

Every student who attends the College is welcomed to campus by orientation leaders. Junior Summer Byerley shares her experience as an orientation leader and describes what it’s like to share in this special time in the lives of new students.

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.

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.

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.

According to the World Health Organization, 5 percent of the world’s population has disabling hearing loss. At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, this population has not gone unnoticed by the Student National Pharmaceutical Association.

With finals in full swing, it is easy to become overwhelmed with stress. Michelle Hastings, director of the Counseling Center at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, offers some tips on reducing the negative stress that can lead to health concerns.

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 kicks off spring break a little differently this year.

No matter the time of year, St. Louis offers a wealth of fun activities. As the weather begins to warm, the options grow even more, and St. Louis is home to an abundance of great outdoor attractions.

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.

As students depart for winter break and the year comes to a close, many members of the campus community will spend their winter break celebrating the holidays with traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation.

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.

The class of 2017 has graduated and residents have moved out of the Residence Hall for the summer. To commemorate this past semester, here’s a look back at some of our favorite memories in spring 2017.

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.

Over the past decade, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has primarily admitted students directly from high school for the duration of the undergraduate and professional programs. However, in recent years, an increasing number of transfer students have been accepted.

Nearly three years ago, St. Louis College of Pharmacy broke ground on the Academic and Research Building and marked the beginning of a project that would transform the face of the College.

Perhaps the most universal tradition of the holidays is food, and this is particularly true for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy community. From oysters to cheesecake, faculty and staff shared some of their favorite recipes for the holiday season and the inspiration behind some of their dishes.

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.

Stephen Allen was named head coach of the Eutectics women’s basketball program on Wednesday, April 5. Director of Athletics Jill Harter shares how Allen’s drive and passion will help develop members of the Women’s Basketball team as they prepare for next season.

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.

Construction is currently underway to bring two national-brand food chains to St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is home to a talented, diverse group of students. The qualities that make them special are too numerous to count, but faculty, staff and alumni know that there’s a special trend among our students. They often come in pairs!

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” marks the return of the College’s annual spring musical. Brimming with engaging music, personable characters, humor and compelling pathos, the musical is a self-aware exploration of musical theater.

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

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.

The College has named Danny Brown as head coach of the men's basketball program.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

We asked current students what advice they would give to the incoming freshman class.

In celebration of National Book Lovers day, check out the top 10 reasons to visit the STLCOP library over the summer!

Skydiver, Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA)national president, licensed insurance agent, and student pharmacist are just a few ways to describe P3 student Jessie Nia Hwang.

For 46 years, Evelyn Becker-Meyer has been inspiring her biology students to do their best in the classroom with a unique combination of humor,encouragement, and hands-on learning.

Phase II of the master plan to transform the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy is quickly coming together. When complete, the College will have added more than 400,000 square feet of classrooms, labs, study areas, recreation facilities, and living space in just three years.

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!

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.

After moving nearly 2,000 miles across the country, the Tu siblings all found their “home away from home” at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. With each other’s support, Sydney, Amber, and Tim are taking advantage of the clinical and social opportunities the College offers.

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.

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

Meet the woman behind one of this year’s most popular activities.

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

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

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.

History was made at 9 a.m. this morning as classes met for the first time in the new Academic and Research Building on the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Both of the 250-seat classrooms were filled. By noon, nearly a dozen classes were complete.

On April 10, the last theater performance was held in Whelpley Auditorium. The production, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, poked fun at ancient Rome.

The omen’s volleyball team was one of 46 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics volleyball teams to be honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association with the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 season.

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

Freshman Steven Kramer introduces himself by signing his introduction. His passion for American Sign Language (ASL) is evident from the moment you meet him.

Amy Wong wasn’t sure she’d be able to step onto this basketball court. Despite playing in hundreds of games and volunteering at dozens of clinics on courts across the country, heading into the gym at the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School would take all her strength.

Faculty, Residents discuss the research they will be presenting at APhA2015 in San Diego.

In a recent ranking of cities across the country, St. Louis stood out as a great place for students offering high quality of education and low cost of living.

A large glass jar filled with multi-colored note cards lay before her. She reached in her hand and plucked out the one with white polka dots on a green background.

A four-foot-tall fiberglass birthday cake will soon arrive on the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

Like bees to honey, large groups of yellow-clad students, faculty and staff enthusiastically welcomed each car pulling into St. Louis College of Pharmacy on Wednesday, Aug. 13­—Move-in Day for the freshman class of 2021.

The profound impact that Henrietta Lacks’ life, death, and “HeLa” cell celebrity has had on her family could be heard in a Convocation presentation given by Lacks’ daughter-in-law, Shirley Lacks, and great-granddaughter, Veronica Spencer.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy has once again been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Since finals ended, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has had one thing on its mind: cake, specifically a four-foot-tall fiberglass cake

Leadership—it’s a word synonymous with St. Louis College of Pharmacy, where students are prepared to become the pharmacy leaders of tomorrow on a daily basis.

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