The College of Pharmacy celebrated the accomplishments of the Pharm.D. Class of 2010 with a convocation ceremony on Friday, May 21, 2010 at the Bass Concert Hall.
The commencement address was presented by Dr. Larry Ereshefsky, chief scientific officer, vice president, and principal consultant in Clinical Pharmacology PAREXEL International. Ereshefsky is a former faculty member of the college and is the father of Ben Ereshefsky, a member of the Class of 2010. Commencement remarks were also presented by Danijela Stojanovic, class president. Other permanent officers for the 2010 class included Megan Shearrer, vice president; and Sandra Nguyen, secretary/treasurer.
Sijy Mathew and James Sanders tied with perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the highest grade point average in required doctor of pharmacy courses. Christina Chen was recognized for the second highest GPA award.
Three graduates - Sijy Mathew, Tamara Spraker and Chelsea Wimberly - were recognized for excellence in patient care while Laura Blackburn, Danijela Stojanovic and Bonnie Whittington were honored for dedicated service. Recipients of the award for exemplary leadership included Danielle Bailey, Ben Ereshefsky and Jorden Seamands.
Megan Shearrer received the College of Pharmacy Alumni Association, Mortar and Pestle Award for Leadership, Servic, Patient Care and Research.
Students also participated in the 127th annual university-wide graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 22 on the South Terrace of the Main Building.