The Class of 2016 will receive the white coats that symbolize students' entry into pharmacy practice at a ceremony on Friday, April 10, at Centennial Hall on the main UA campus. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
John Regan, professor, will be the master of ceremonies. Ten student-selected faculty members will help students don their white coats.
The keynote speaker, Lucinda Maine, is the executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. An alumna of Auburn University and the University of Minnesota, from which she received her doctorate, Maine now serves as treasurer and member of the executive committee for Research!America. She is also an executive committee member of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.
Preceding the White Coat Ceremony, Maine will speak at a Coit Seminar from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 9. During the seminar, Maine will discuss the place and value of interprofessional education and practice and team-based care. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to the event on the COP website.
Later that same afternoon, Maine will present during the Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Workshop. The workshop will be held in Kiewit Auditorium at the UA Cancer Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend the conference is $8, which covers the cost of a copy the book “Strengths Based Leadership; Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow.” There is a Google Doc to RSVP to the event or email Scott Mirgeler.
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