Alumni gather for revamped Homecoming Tailgate

On November 3, College of Pharmacy alumni, students, staff, faculty, and well-wishers gathered during a temperate but blustery Saturday afternoon during the annual Homecoming Tailgate. This year featured a change of venue from the Pharmacy Building to the official tailgate area around the Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium. The College of Pharmacy’s spot was a large tent in the plaza in front of the LBJ Library. Guests ate brisket and sausage, enjoyed refreshments, and prepared for the Texas Longhorns’ brawl with the West Virginia Mountaineers.

Guests eat barbecue under the tailgate tent.

Special recognition went to alumni from the Classes of 1968, 1978, 1988, 1998, and 2008. The lively event was at capacity and made possible with generous sponsorship from H-E-B.

Members of the Class of 1988 (from left to right), Julie Mitchell, Lisa Diaz, Consuelo Worley, Bethany Boyd, and Donna Montemayor.

The College of Pharmacy Alumni Association met before the start of the event to pass the torch for Alumni Association President. Andrew Hwang (Pharm.D. ’15) assumed the new role as president, and the association honored outgoing president Steven Knight (Pharm.D. ’09) for his tireless service.

Incoming Alumni Association President Andrew Hwang (left) honors outgoing president Steven Knight (right).

Thank you to everyone who partook in the festivities. Be sure to come again next year, and tell your fellow alumni to join the fun!

Class of 1998 alumni (from left to right) Nooruddin Panjwani, Amit Pai, Nishat Patel, and Class of 1999 alumnus Jon Olson.

UT student pharmacists (from left to right) Sara Pistilli (’20), Caitie Labay (’20), Kallie Erickson (’21), and Alexis Ertle (’21).

Barbecue was plentiful.

Tailgate revelers within eyeshot of the tower.