Congratulations to the Class of 2015
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy held its Annual Spring Commencement on May 24, 2015 in the AJ Palumbo Center. Graduating from the Mylan School of Pharmacy, 169 students earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, two students earned Bachelors of Science degrees in Health Care Supply Chain Management, and three students from the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences earned Ph.D. degrees. Dean J. Douglas Bricker, the seventh dean of the School, in his opening remarks stated, "The School of Pharmacy celebrates its 89th year of educating the best-prepared pharmacists in the country. These women and men will join over 6,000 pharmacists who have graduated and are proud to call Duquesne University - their University."
This year's Commencement speaker was Dr. John R. Reynolds (Pharm.D. ‘83) Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Pharmacy, Northeastern University.
The day's events began with a Baccalaureate Mass in the Chapel concelebrated by Rev. Raymond French and Rev. Sean Hogan, along with several other Spiritans. In his homily, Fr. French identified pharmacists as healers and asked them to embrace their responsibilities to serve all mankind. Each graduate's hands were anointed with sacred oils. The Mass is a special beginning to the day-long celebration. A continental breakfast followed in the Student Union Ballroom, prior to the Commencement ceremony. Following the Commencement ceremony, the Dean and the Faculty of the Mylan School of Pharmacy hosted a gathering for the graduates and their families in the Student Union Ballroom.
Photo: Mylan School of Pharmacy
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