For more than 150 years, we’ve been committed to educating health care leaders across the U.S. Here are the latest news and stories about our amazing students.
Cassady Reno, P1 student at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Eutectics Women’s Volleyball player, was the recent winner of the American Midwest Conference (AMC) A.O. Duer Scholarship Award.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy students received the 2020 Health Disparities Focused Award for their work during the National Consumers League Script Your Future Medication Adherence Team Challenge, a nationwide initiative to promote the importance of medication adherence.
This fall, St. Louis College of Pharmacy will welcome another St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete to campus, as Colten Duvall joins the College as a first-year student.
First-year undergraduate student Daniella Underwood has always had a passion for service. With a passion for giving back and a love of science, Underwood found pharmacy to be the path for her.
Naomi Harper, Pharm.D. ’20, MPH, was the recent recipient of a Future Leaders in Health Care Award from CORE Higher Education Group.
P4 student Darrick Emery shares his experience working as an intern at a local hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Undergraduate students working at local pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic are finding themselves on the front lines of an unprecedented global health crisis while learning the true value of their future careers as health care professionals.
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.
P4 student Meghin Moynihan spends weekends working as a student pharmacist at a local hospital. As she continues her work through the COVID-19 pandemic, the experience has expanded her education in pharmacy and reaffirmed her passion for serving patients.
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.
After raising nearly $10,000 during her Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year campaign, P4 student Sarah Noble knew she wanted to do more, and she set her sights on becoming Woman of the Year.
As St. Louis College of Pharmacy continues to expand its academic offerings and create new opportunities and pathways for students in health professions careers, it has announced plans to launch a new Center for Career Services and Education this fall.
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.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is proud to announce the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
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.
Jones Hall has recently been renovated to provide faculty researchers and undergraduate and graduate students with additional opportunities to explore new research as well as expand upon existing research.
P3 student Nicole Savant is expanding her career aspirations and interest in global health by working internationally with students and leaders across the globe.
During vaccination season, pharmacists are on the front lines addressing misinformation about vaccine safety and effectiveness.
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.
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.
Changes to the higher education enrollment landscape and trends in federal aid availability over recent years have prompted St. Louis College of Pharmacy to examine new approaches to attract prospective students.
Through the creation of the Summer Research Scholars program, the Center for Clinical Pharmacology is providing a place for students to advance their skills and drive research forward within the Washington University Medical Campus.
When P3 student Nicole Savant first enrolled in St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s international service learning course bound for Poland, she couldn’t imagine the lasting impact the trip would have on her.
We recently sat down with Amy Reece, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology, to discuss her path to the College, her research and her passion for collaborating with students in her lab.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is rapidly transforming into a major research institution. Faculty across the College pursue innovative research projects, and many faculty collaborate with students, introducing them to a variety of projects and methodologies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the College works to expand its research profile, many students had their first opportunity to gain research exposure this spring as part of the annual Student Research Symposium, a campus tradition that is known for igniting students’ passion for research.
With increasing numbers of students expressing a desire to take part in undergraduate research opportunities, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has established the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.
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.
In February, St. Louis College of Pharmacy P2 students Sai Dodda and Abbey Jin presented original research at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 48th Critical Care Congress in San Diego.
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.
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.
In advance of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 27, faculty and students from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and DEA representatives visited senior living communities across the city of St. Louis to help residents clear out their medicine cabinets.
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.
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.
Student pharmacists filed into the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri, to advocate for the profession of pharmacy and encourage a bipartisan discussion centered around health care legislation.
As she works to make the most of her year on rotations, P4 student Jamie Voigtmann recently participated in an independent pharmacy experience that made a lasting impression on her, her preceptor and the patients she served.
The College hosts Women in Leadership Dinner to celebrate female leaders on campus.
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.
The College is dedicated to its students and believes these four new programs, tailored to the demands of the health professions market, will provide future students with the ability to find themselves within the context of health care.
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.
Suzie Chen has always wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. In 2014, that desire led her to St. Louis College of Pharmacy, where she embarked on her journey to become a pharmacist.
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 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.
P3 student Carrie Reilly shares her firsthand experience working with Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala and Romania as part of the College’s international service learning course.
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.
Jason Wang, Pharm.D. '11, is dedicated to making the world a better place one project and person at a time. Through his commitment to community service, he impacts the lives of patients and students with each interaction.
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.
P2 student Marissa Chow hopes to pursue a career in pharmacy, academia and research, and she is putting her passion to work beyond the classroom.
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.
In partnership with Jennings High School, the College has developed a program that helps high school seniors not only become nationally certified pharmacy technicians but also access opportunities for continued education in pharmacy and health care.
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.
The Alumni Association hosted an industry career panel in March and welcomed back to campus three alumni to showcase different roles in the pharmaceutical industry.
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.
Each year at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, advanced pharmacy practice experiences give students hands-on learning opportunities in a variety of practice settings locally and around the world.
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.
Congratulations to the students named to the St. Louis College of Pharmacy dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester. To be eligible for the dean’s list, students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
As today’s health care leaders strive to provide the highest quality care possible, much work is being done to increase health literacy among patients. At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, P2 and P3 students are getting a first-hand opportunity to educate underserved populations about the importance of health literacy as part of the College’s Health Literacy in the Community course.
Faculty and students from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and DEA representatives visited the Winter Garden Apartments senior living community in St. Louis City on April 24 to help residents clear out their medicine cabinets
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the age of nine, P3 student Lauren Albertina told her mom she wanted to become a ninja. Today, she is working toward a career in pharmacy, but she is also fulfilling that nine-year-old’s ninja dreams.
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.
In 1930, a group of students started assembling a history of pharmacy museum. Led by Eugene Clark, associate professor of pharmacognosy, the students reconstructed a pharmacy that captured the spirit of early American pharmacy.
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.
At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the sky is the limit when it comes to learning opportunities, and P4 student Dan Ilges is taking advantage of all the College has to offer. From assisting renowned researchers and forming new student organizations to attending a national standard-setting meeting, Ilges has been committed to making the most of his college experience.
A five-hour drive to Chicago, a 3,657-mile flight to Dublin and a four-week research project provided a once-in-a-lifetime rotation experience for Daniel “Bubba” Britt ’17 and Mara Hofherr ’17.
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.
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.
Alexandra Bixby ’17, Pharm.D., first got involved with Health Resource Center Diabetes Clinic when she reached out to the Saint Louis University residents running the clinic to find a collaborative way for student pharmacists to support their health care team.
A three-part questionnaire about daily routines, smoking habits and favorite television shows is not a conventional way to make a best friend, but United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Lieutenant Commanders (LCDR) Christopher LaFleur ’10, Pharm.D., CPH, and Patrick Harper ’10, Pharm.D., MPH, CPH, have never felt the need to adhere to conventional paths.
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.
On Saturday, April 22, family, friends and faculty gathered in the auditorium for the Beta Kappa Chapter of Rho Chi Society Induction Ceremony.
As a P3 student, Dena Badran was offered the opportunity to return to the place she once called home through an internship with Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC in Amman, Jordan.
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.
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.
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.
When presented with the opportunity to rethink St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s chemistry curriculum to better prepare their students, Ehren Bucholtz, Ph.D., associate professor of organic chemistry, and Benjamin Barth, Ph.D., assistant professor of organic chemistry, were eager to accept the challenge.
How a health sciences foundation enriched by liberal arts experiences is helping students explore their passions.
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.
If you believe everything happens for a reason, you are in good company with Ben Hoffmann ’16. Ben gives credit to fate for the day he ran into the love of his life – fate and a construction project. It may sound like a fairytale, but for Ben and his wife Kayla, it is just the beginning of their love story.
The College has named Danny Brown as head coach of the men's basketball program.
Katie Tellor, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice, along with coauthors Abigail Yancey, B.S. ’02, Pharm.D. ’03, FCCP, BCPS, professor of pharmacy practice, Anastasia Armbruster, Pharm.D. ’09, BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice, Steffany Nguygen, Pharm.D. ’17, Amanda Bultas, Pharm.D. ’17, and P4 student Nicholas Greenwald received the 2017 Virtual Poster Symposium Best Poster Award for their abstract and presentation “Evaluation of Warfarin Requirements in Hospitalized, Obese Patients Admitted with a Therapeutic INR.”
P2 student Mathew Koebel recently traveled to Portugal along with six other St. Louis College of Pharmacy students to serve others in need through Habitat for Humanity.
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.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy was named as a finalist for the sixth annual “Script Your Future” Medication Adherence Team Challenge.
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.
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.
Thirty students flexed their compounding muscles and put their knowledge to the test as part of the 7th Annual Student Pharmacist Compounding Competition, organized by Medisca.
P3 student Benjamin Jolley is one of 19 students selected from across the country for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance-CVS Health Foundation Scholars program.
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.
P3 students Joanna Huang and Dane Fickes were selected to participate in the TL1 Predoctoral Clinical Research Program over the summer through the Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
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.
The College was one of 18 schools awarded the 2016 Capacity Building Grant to expand study abroad opportunities for students and APPE rotation sites.
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.
We asked current students what advice they would give to the incoming freshman class.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy collaboration brings advanced patient care to unserved area.
In celebration of National Book Lovers day, check out the top 10 reasons to visit the STLCOP library over the summer!
St. Louis College of Pharmacy researches effect of integrating audience response technology into the classroom.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy benefits by integrating marketing and recruitment strategies.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy professor tackling two subjects at the AACP annual meeting.
P1 student Matthew Koebel lays out ambitious global plan to show unique research being done at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
How two faculty members at St. Louis College of Pharmacy are helping reduce hospital readmission rates.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incredible amount of unwanted medication safely removed from St. Louis-area homes during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Professor Lucia Tranel has been making a difference one student at a time at the College for 38 years. With a natural ability to motivate and connect with her students, Tranel has devoted her career to ensuring students are being taught how they learn best.
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.
Finals week is a time to study hard, de-stress, and reflect on the past school year’s accomplishments.
Junior Sarah Noble has been nominated for the inaugural Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Gateway Student of the Year Award.
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.
Deadline fast approaching to be part of exciting learning and growth opportunity.
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.
Times have changed in terms of physics education. Instead of studying topics like how projectiles move, STLCOP students are programming computers and running software to study the physics of molecular dynamics.
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.
Students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy learn the importance of connecting with patients.
Megan Snodgrass is a PGY1 resident at L & S Pharmacy, an independently owned pharmacy that is part of St. Louis College of Pharmacy's community pharmacy residency program. The program is based at L & S Pharmacy in Charleston, Missouri, as well as at Schnucks Pharmacy and Walgreens Pharmacy, both in St. Louis.
Students and faculty have the opportunity to expand learning and scholarship at Trinity College in Dublin.
As a PGY2 ambulatory care resident at the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, April Huang consults with patients about the health conditions they are working through — as well as other challenges they face.
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.
In 2014, a group of alumnae and friends of the College interested in making a difference at St. Louis College of Pharmacy created the Women’s Giving Initiative (WGI).
As a PGY2 resident, Shane Austin ’14 cares for a variety of patients through his internal medicine residency program at St. Louis VA Health Care System – John Cochran.
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.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is impacting pharmacy education and patients across the globe.
STLCOP’s library relocation project offers 24/7 study space to students.
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.
Most high school students spend their summers swimming, traveling or spending time with friends, but during the summer of 2003, Harold Carter ’11, Pharm.D., set out to make a difference.
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.
Varun Chakravarthy, P1 student, has ridden more than 300 miles to help raise funds for multiple sclerosis (MS) research. On Sept. 12-13, Chakravarthy participated in his third Bike MS event where he traveled 150 miles across the St. Louis metropolitan area.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. This year marks the third consecutive year the College has been recognized for its commitment to promoting health initiatives throughout the region.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy faculty member is using his position in national organization to help students.
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.
Accepting a position at STLCOP was a coming home of sorts for Kilinyaa Cothran, who graduated from the College in 2001.
As the receptionist for the College since 2002, Jim Heil is often the first person that visitors to campus meet. “I like to think of myself as the concierge, and I try to be as friendly and helpful as possible,” he says.
Many people only see half of David Poole, as he stands behind the cashier’s window in the College’s Business Office. Even with that restricted view, it is easy to see his dedication to the College.
Erica Crannage, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice, is an early-adopter in health care innovation. In less than two years, she has led the way for pharmacists in Missouri to advance patient care.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy continues to improve the educational landscape of St. Louis by announcing plans for a seven-story student center, residence hall and recreation facility on the northeast corner of campus.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy students were showing love to the planet on Earth Day.
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.
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.
Every patient who comes into Copper Bend Pharmacy in Belleville, Ill. receives their prescription from owner Steve Clement ’74 or a pharmacy student under his supervision.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the only institution in the region that can offer an accredited community pharmacy residency to new graduates, thanks to a recent vote by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
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.
Fifth-year student Dainielle Fox was named president-elect of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) at their annual meeting in New Orleans on July 27
Families, friends, faculty, staff, students and alumni recently gathered at St. Louis College of Pharmacy to celebrate this year’s White Coat Ceremony.
Associate Professor Jasna Marjanovic has been awarded an NIH grant—the first in STLCOP's history—to study an enzyme in blood platelets.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Washington University, and Barnes-Jewish College have created an interprofessional education collaboration.
Student pharmacists from across the country are coming to St. Louis to learn about the best ways to work with other health care professionals.
Freshman Steven Kramer introduces himself by signing his introduction. His passion for American Sign Language (ASL) is evident from the moment you meet him.
Students talk about the final theater production in Whelpley Hall.
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.
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.
A large steel beam signed by hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, and staff at St. Louis College of Pharmacy is now high above the campus.
Script Your Future STL was honored with a proclamation from the City of St. Louis, declaring Feb. 28, 2014 “Script Your Future: Medication Adherence Day” for conducting 28 events in 28 days.
Their membership growth chart looks more like a hockey stick than a gentle rise, and that’s just fine with the members of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association chapter at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is now accepting applications for residency programs.
April 9, 2014, marked one of the biggest student outreach days in the College’s history.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Mekelle University in Ethiopia recently entered into an agreement which opens up new opportunities for students and faculty and expands the international reach of the College.
The number of patients receiving hospice care is growing steadily. The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) estimates around 1.5 million Americans utilized hospice services in 2012.
A four-foot-tall fiberglass birthday cake will soon arrive on the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
An international exchange had pharmacy students travelling thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean for a large portion of the summer.
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.
Sixth-year student Bethanne Carpenter was perusing the pharmacy shelves of Walgreens on Lindell Blvd. when she noticed a man picking up one medication bottle before placing it back down and picking up another. Carpenter approached the man and asked if she could help.
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.
Fifth-year students Callie Stoner and Lauren Owens have developed an AIDS drug treatment and prevention training program that they hope will have a lasting impact on the people of Swaziland, Africa.
Professor, Student, and Alumna, team up to research one of the most challenging health care questions.
Students make an impact in the community by volunteering at a free monthly health clinic.
To better prepare our future pharmacy innovators for diverse roles in the profession, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has partnered with University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) to create a collaborative program that will allow student pharmacists the ability to work toward a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or an MBA degree at UMSL while still enrolled at the College.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s hard work and dedication to the St. Louis community has been recognized by the federal government. Thanks to the efforts of students, faculty, and staff the College was just named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The program is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
More than 200 scholarships totaling $401,756 were awarded to 175 students at the College’s annual Scholarship Awards Dinner.
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.
On July 13, 25 high school students got one step closer to starting a career in pharmacy when they walked across the stage at the College’s Whelpley Auditorium and received a certificate recognizing their completion of the Walgreens-St. Louis College of Pharmacy Career Explorers Diversity Outreach Program.
The College partners with the University of Missouri-St. Louis to allow students to work towards an MBA or graduate certificate.
A team of students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Washington University School of Medicine was chosen as one of three winners of the national Script Your Future Award, a campaign to raise awareness about medication adherence.
Donated blood helped save Samantha Bryant’s brother. Now she is working on saving more lives.
Second-year student Salia Richardt stands at the door of her room in Residence Hall saying hello to some nervous looking teenagers and their equally nervous parents.
Using paper bag puppets and a little creativity, the College’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter won a $2,500 grant from Walmart.
International pharmacy leader Henri Manasse Jr., Ph.D., Sc.D. (Hon.), FFIP, will be the featured speaker at St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s 2013 Commencement ceremony, which will be held May 5 at 2 p.m. at the Peabody Opera House in downtown St. Louis.
October is American Pharmacists Month and St. Louis College of Pharmacy is celebrating with more than a dozen events to highlight the importance of pharmacists in health care.
The College was recently named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
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.
Student pharmacists joined their colleagues from schools of pharmacy in Illinois at the seventh annual Illinois Pharmacy Legislative Day on March 13 at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.
Since finals ended, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has had one thing on its mind: cake, specifically a four-foot-tall fiberglass cake
For the first time, graduates of the BESt Pharmacy Summer Institute have been conditionally accepted to attend St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The 12 BESt graduates are entering their senior year of high school, and they will be invited to attend the College in fall 2014 provided they meet College admissions standards.
The centerpiece of the annual event was the presentation of the Byron A. Barnes Excellence in Education Awards. The awards, including the President’s Staff Excellence Award, the College Enhancement Award, and the Student Enrichment Award, were created in 1998 to recognize outstanding service to the College community.
The College is changing athletic conference affiliation, and the Eutectics will begin competing in the American Midwest Conference (AMC) in the fall of 2014. The 2013-2014 season will be the College’s last in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC).
Students at the College have teamed up with Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (WUSTL) students to participate in Script Your Future’s second-annual Student Pharmacist Adherence Challenge. The month-long outreach project was created to engage student pharmacists in raising awareness about medication adherence.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s location in one of the country’s most distinguished medical communities affords our students the opportunity to learn, work and volunteer in unique settings.
Over the next two years, the College will be undergoing an exciting physical transformation to better meet the needs of our students, faculty, and staff.
Students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy are setting an example of interprofessional collaboration. A team from STLCOP and Washington University were recognized with two awards from the National Consumers League.
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.
International partnerships with nations like South Africa, China, Ethiopia, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia position St. Louis College of Pharmacy to be at the forefront of impacting health care worldwide.
Interprofessional patient-centered care continues to become more and more important, and St. Louis College of Pharmacy is committed to educating our future pharmacists in this area.
To educate students to address global health issues, STLCOP recently created the Office of International Programs and named Ken Schafermeyer, Ph.D., professor of pharmacy administration, as its director.