The Pharm.D. class celebrated conclusion of their four year trek through the college in a ceremony on Friday morning. Dr. Clay Johnston, dean of the university’s new Dell Medical School, was commencement speaker. Joel Moore, newly-elected president of the Class of 2016, also presented commencement remarks.
Several class members were recognized for awards.
• Courtney Ritchey won the award for highest GPA while Luke Porter was named as having the second highest GPA.
• Recognition for outstanding research went to Stefan Allen, Ashlee Brunaugh, and Stephanie Hufmagel
• Excellence in patient care awards went to Maren Cowley, Katherine Lutek, and JoAnn Savage
• Dedicated service awards went to Erene Attia, Kathryn Broze, Isaac Miller and Sana Qureshi
• Recognition for exemplary leadership was awarded to Cody Gummelt, Kyllie Ryan-Hummel and Samantha Vogel
• The College of Pharmacy Alumni Association recognized leadership, service, patient care and research successes by presenting the Mortar and Pestle Award to Angelica Cuenco, Joel Moore and Joseph Nguyen, secretary/treasurer.
On Saturday, the UT Graduate School held its convocation ceremony. Several College of Pharmacy students participated while others completed their graduate degree programs in summer or Fall 2015. Among those completing pharmacy graduate programs within the last year are:
Ke-Yi Lin – Ph.D. – Summer 2015 – Dr. Ben Liu
Christine Dao – Ph.D. – Fall 2015 – Dr. Ted Mills
Anthony Romo – Ph.D. – Spring 2016 – Dr. Ben Liu
Chris Brough – Ph.D. – Summer 2015 – Dr. Bill Williams
Tianyi Cheng – M.S. – Fall 2015 – Dr. John DiGiovanni
Tira Meyers – M.S. – Fall 2015 – Dr. Rick Morrisett
Komal Singh – Ph.D. – Fall 2015 – Dr. Jim Wilson
Matt Herpin – Ph.D. – Fall 2015 – Dr. Hugh Smyth
Rakesh Singh – Ph.D. – Fall 2015 – Dr. Ken Lawson
Jiyoon Cho – Ph.D. – Summer 2015 – Dr. John DiGiovanni
Grace Mbaguw – M.S. – Fall 2015 – Dr. Karen Rascati
Joyce Er – Ph.D. – Spring 2015 – Dr. Walt Fast
Grace Lee – Ph.D. – Spring 2016 – Dr. Chris Frei
Jenny Wong – M.S. – Spring 2016 – Dr. Karen Rascati
Ellen Roska – Ph.D. – Spring 2016 – Dr. Jim Wilson
ChanHyun Park – Ph.D. – Spring 2016 – Dr. Ken Lawson
Shiu Ling Wong – M.S. – Spring 2016 – Dr. Jamie Barner
Graduate Student Celebration