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Class of May 2016
College Graduates 123 Across Professional Pharmacy, Doctoral and Master's Degree Programs at May 13 Convocation
UH College of Pharmacy welcomed 123 new Cougar alumni into the pharmacy profession, sciences and health-system leadership at the May 2016 Graduation Convocation May 13 at UH's Cullen Performance Hall. During the ceremony, the college also recognized members of the UHCOP Class of 1966 as "Golden Cougars" in recognition of the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
With a packed house of family members and friends beaming with pride, members of the Class of 2016 took the stage for the time-honored ceremonial hooding by faculty members and advisors and accepting the diploma for their respective discipline from UHCOP Dean F. Lamar Pritchard, Ph.D., R.Ph.
The college awarded 100 Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees; 17 Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy; and six Master of Science degrees in Pharmacy Leadership and Administration. The 2016 class included three who graduated Summa Cum Laude, seven who graduated Magna Cum Laude, and 15 who graduated Cum Laude. The May class also incldued 20 members of the Rho Chi Society and 15 members of the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.
For individual listings of graduates and other information, view the official May 2016 Graduation Convocation Program.
Graduating student Ryan Dausset delivered the Student Response, advising his fellow graduates to "Be a chameleon - as your environment is going to change, so can you...be Shaquille O'Neal - find your outlet outside of pharmacy...and continue to learn from all kinds of sources and all kinds of people, from 8 year olds to 80 year olds, from comic books to medical journals."
Seven members of the Class of 1966 returned to campus for their "Golden Cougar Walk." The 2016 Golden Cougar honorees were Earl W. Bradley Jr., F. Kathleen Boulte, Reed A. Brooks, Jacqueline Hammer Caldcleugh, Marshall Clouser, Robert William Dolman, J. Arly Nelson, M.D., and Gary R. Patrick.
To watch the complete video of the UHCOP Graduation Convocation, visit the UH Commencement site.