On May 12, 2017, at 10 a.m. Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy conferred degrees upon 74 Doctor of Pharmacy candidates at the 2017 Hooding and Graduation Ceremony in Belk Auditorium.
After the invocation from Reverend Rachel Parsons-Wells, President Bob Staton offered a warm welcome to the families and friends who packed the auditorium.
Dean Cliff Fuhrman introduced the keynote speaker, Marie A. Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, Dean and Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy.
P4 John Mark Dias II was chosen by his classmates to give the Distinguished Graduating Student Speaker Address, and he led the graduates down memory lane of some of the fun times and life lessons they learned in their four years together.
As Dr. Julie Sease called their names, seventy-four graduates walked to the stage to receive their hood from Dean Fuhrman and Dr. Nancy Goodbar and then proceeded across the stage to receive their diplomas from Dr. Don Raber and PC President Bob Staton. After which, the graduating class stood to recite the Oath of a Pharmacist:
- I will consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns.
- I will apply my knowledge, experience, and skills to the best of my ability to assure optimal outcomes for my patients.
- I will respect and protect all personal and health information entrusted to me.
- I will accept the lifelong obligation to improve my professional knowledge and competence.
- I will hold myself and my colleagues to the highest principles of our profession’s moral, ethical and legal conduct.
- I will embrace and advocate changes that improve patient care.
- I will utilize my knowledge, skills, experiences, and values to prepare the next generation of pharmacists.
Please click here to see our Facebook gallery of pictures from the ceremony.
The ceremony marks the fourth graduating class of the School of Pharmacy at Presbyterian College. The class of 2017 has made an impact in our community and in the profession and we hope they continue to do so in the years to follow.