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Events and Awards

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Kendra Holmes, B.S. ’99, Pharm.D. ’00, senior vice president of Affinia Healthcare and secretary of the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Board of Trustees, has been recognized by Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems as a 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards finalist.

University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis has once again earned recognition as a "Great College to Work For."

As St. Louis College of Pharmacy continues to build on its rich history in pharmacy education and expand its academic programs across health sciences, the institution has changed its name to University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis.

In May, the Office of Experiential Education announced its 2020 Preceptor of the Year Awards, distributed each year to preceptors in recognition of their commitment to the advancement of student learning.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, St. Louis College of Pharmacy will virtually recognize graduates during its 152nd Commencement.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy was ranked No. 8 on the St. Louis Business Journal’s recently published list of the largest research universities in Missouri and southern Illinois.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been ranked No. 1 among all private pharmacy institutions in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s most recent Funded Research Grant Institutional Rankings Report.

President John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, honored 38 employees for their years of service and recognized Carrie Ornelas, lead custodian, and Erin Hennessey, Pharm.D. ’11, BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice, as the recipients of the 2020 Employee Excellence Awards.

On June 17, the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the 2019-20 academic year. During the meeting, retiring members were thanked for their dedicated service and five new members were welcomed to the Board.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s annual Student Leadership Awards honor and celebrate the outstanding student leaders and organizations who exemplify the College’s highest values.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic resistance is one of the most urgent public health challenges of our time. Kalyan Venkata, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, is working to combat antibiotic resistance through his research on inhibitors of NDM-1, an enzyme that makes bacteria resistant to a broad range of antibiotics.

Naomi Harper, Pharm.D. ’20, MPH, was the recent recipient of a Future Leaders in Health Care Award from CORE Higher Education Group.

Abigail Yancey, Pharm.D. ‘03, FCCP, BCPS, professor of pharmacy practice, and Brenda Walter, Ph.D., professor of history, received this year’s Outstanding Educator Awards.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy alumna Sara Fietsam, Pharm.D. ‘11, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) certified instructor for travel health, diabetes and immunizations, and immunization coordinator for Schnuck Markets, Inc., was recently awarded with an honorable mention as part of APhA’s annual Immunization Champion Awards.

On April 5, 40 students from the classes of 2021 and 2022 were inducted into the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Beta Kappa Chapter of the Rho Chi Honor Society during a virtual initiation ceremony.

John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Willis G. Gregory Memorial Award from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Center for Clinical Pharmacology was the recipient of the BMO Harris Bank Spirit of St. Louis Award during the 7th annual Arcus Awards, held Feb. 27 at the Hyatt St. Louis at the Arch.

At the start of the spring semester, 10 students from the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 were welcomed into the Alpha Theta chapter of the honorary pharmacy leadership society, Phi Lambda Sigma.

The innovative work of P3 student Sai Dodda received grand prize accolades during the Infectious Diseases Society of America's (IDSA) second annual IDEA Incubator, a competition hosted by IDSA to showcase inventions, products and devices designed to improve patient care for infectious diseases during ID Week.

Tim Moylan, Ph.D., associate professor of English and director of the theater program, uses his theatrical background to enhance his scholarship focused on Queen Elizabeth I and bring a fresh perspective to the classroom.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy recently hosted 40 music students from Cardinal Ritter College Prep, who had the opportunity to enjoy a performance by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Nicole Gattas, Pharm.D., FAPhA, BCPS, director of experiential education and associate professor of pharmacy practice, was recently recognized as an Emerson 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.

JoAnne Levy, vice president of Mercy Research with Mercy and St. Louis College of Pharmacy Board of Trustees member, has been recognized as a 2019 Leader of Distinction by YWCA Metro St. Louis.

Golden Peters, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has been named 2019 Educator of the Year by the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA).

The College takes top spots for return on investment in new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce ranking of 4,500 colleges and universities.

P3 student Eric Zhang and P4 students William Miller and Chris Thai were part of a team that finished among the top four teams in the nation during the Clinical Pharmacy Challenge held as part of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting in New York City.

Kendra Holmes, B.S. '99, Pharm.D. '00, CHCEM, vice president and chief operating officer of Affinia Healthcare, was recently named to the St. Louis Business Journal's Most Influential Business Women class of 2019.

Bruce Canaday, Pharm.D., FASHP, FAPhA, dean of the School of Pharmacy, and Curt Gielow, B.S. ’68, MHA, Hon. D.H.L., business consultant at Gielow Ventures LLC, were the recipients of a pair of awards during the 10th annual Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards.

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.

The Missouri Pharmacy Association recently recognized Alicia Forinash, B.S. ’00, Pharm.D. ’01, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, Michelle Jeon, Pharm.D., BCACP, and Roxane Took, Pharm.D., BCACP, during its Annual Conference and Trade Show in St. Louis.

The American Journal of Physiology recently selected an article co-authored by Alicia Pate, Ph.D., assistant professor of anatomy/physiology at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, for addition to its monthly collection of Best Research Articles.

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.”

John A. Pieper, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, president of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, was recently awarded fellowship in the International Pharmaceutical Federation.

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.

Alicia Forinash, B.S. ’00, Pharm.D. ’01, FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has been recognized by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) with its 2019 Clinical Practice Award.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of 85 institutions nationwide to be named a 2019 “Great College to Work For.”

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.

Several members of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy community have been recognized by Pharmacy Times as 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards finalists.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy was ranked among the top 50 colleges of pharmacy in the nation for total federal research awards in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s (AACP) most recent Funded Research Grant Institutional Rankings Report.

Isaac Butler, Pharm.D., MBA, vice president for diversity and inclusion at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has been recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of its Diverse Business Leaders honorees for 2019.

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.

The Office of Student Affairs at St. Louis College of Pharmacy was recently recognized by the American College Personnel Association and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs for 2019.

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.

Driven by a passion to cultivate curiosity and a love of life-long learning, the award-winning librarians at St. Louis College of Pharmacy are some of the most powerful resources on campus.

Gloria Grice, Pharm.D., FNAP, BCPS, assistant dean for curriculum and assessment and director of experiential education and professor of pharmacy practice, along with a task force of five other experiential education leaders from across the country, recently received the Award of Excellence in Experiential Education from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Suzanne Bollmeier, B.S. ’99, Pharm.D. ’00, BCPS, AE-C, FCCP, professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Andrew Crannage, Pharm.D. ’08, BCPS, FCCP, associate professor of pharmacy practice at the College, recently achieved Fellowship in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

Anastasia Armbruster, Pharm.D. ’09, BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and Katie Tellor, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice at the College, have been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for their expertise and commitment to cardiovascular care.

On April 14, 41 students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 were inducted into the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Beta Kappa Chapter of the Rho Chi Honor Society during an initiation ceremony on campus.

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.

Besu Teshome, Pharm.D., MSPS, BCPS, assistant professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and clinical pharmacy specialist in internal medicine at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System, has been named Preceptor of the Year by the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP).

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) chapter recently received the Outstanding Professional Development Project Award at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting in Anaheim, Ca.

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.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty members Erica Crannage, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, associate professor of pharmacy practice, and Nicole Gattas, Pharm.D., FAPhA, BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice and assistant director of community and ambulatory care for experiential education, were the recipients of a pair of awards during the recent Missouri Pharmacy Association (MPA) Annual Meeting.

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.

On Oct. 18, more than 260 students, scholarship sponsors, faculty and staff gathered on campus to honor the scholarship recipients of the 2018-19 academic year at the annual St. Louis College of Pharmacy Scholarship Awards Dinner.

Blanca Perez del Palomar, visiting scholar at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has received the National End-of-Career University Education Award from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of Spain.

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.

Amy Tiemeier, Pharm.D., BCPS, director, community partnerships and associate director, experiential education and associate professor, pharmacy practice, has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s 2018 class of “40 Under 40” honorees.

Jill Harter, director of athletics, fitness and recreation, has been named a 2018 Administrator of the Year by Women Leaders in College Sports, a professional membership organization that develops, connects and advances women leaders in intercollegiate athletics.

Peter Hurd, Ph.D., professor of pharmacy administration and department chair of pharmacy administration, was the recent recipient of the American Midwest Conference’s Wally Schwartz Faculty Athletics Representative of the Year Award.

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.

A burst of late night creativity lead to the creation of P4 student Jake Jarvis’ poem, “In the Face of Doubt,” which was recently published in the February edition of “Missouri’s Best Emerging Poets.”

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.

P3 student Suzie Chen was awarded the United States Public Health Service Health Pharmacy Award for her dedication to serving underserved patient populations.

On May 16, the National Kidney Foundation recognized St. Louis College of Pharmacy with its 2018 Partner of Distinction Award.

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.

Laura Challen, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS, BCACP, assistant professor of pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacist at the Mercy JFK Clinic at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, was recently named Preceptor of the Year by the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

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.

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.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy was recently named one of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Building St. Louis Awards winners for 2018.

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.

The BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute was selected as a “What’s Right with the Region” honoree for 2018. The program is included among 20 individuals, organizations and initiatives that are being recognized for their impact and service to the St. Louis community.

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.

For the third consecutive year, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been recognized at the Leader Level in the St. Louis Green Business Challenge.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy has earned a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) for the 2017-18 season.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Scott Vouri becomes the first pharmacist to receive the Alene & Meyer Kopolow Award for Geriatrics, Psychiatry, and Neurology for work on medication interactions.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Students talk about the final theater production in Whelpley Hall.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Many in the pharmacy profession don’t know what a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) is, which was even more reason to have a Meeting of the Minds panel discussion about the subject, according to the event’s expert panel.

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.

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