Class of 2016 PharmD Students Graduate


Photographer: Christina Chintanphol. (instagram @christinamochi)

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy held its graduation ceremony on May 12, 2016. Graduates, faculty, family and friends came together at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis for the Honors and Awards Convocation, followed by the presentation of diplomas to 152 PharmD graduates. Bradley Boucher, PharmD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy and associate dean for Strategic Initiatives and Operations, led the moment of silence. Randall Nelson, PhD, sang the National Anthem while James Eoff, PharmD, professor emeritus, played the organ. Alumnus Carleton Maxwell, PharmD, Cardiovascular clinical pharmacist of the Carolinas Medical Center gave the commencement address. Leslie Hamilton, PharmD, associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy, and Timothy Self, PharmD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy presented academic hoods to each graduate. Chasity Shelton, PharmD, assistant professor of Clinical Pharmacy, led the presentation of student awards with assistance from faculty and special guests. Class Presidents Trey Smith (Memphis), Torrey Smith (Knoxville) and Jessica Smith (Nashville) presented the 2016 Class Gift to Dean Chisholm-Burns. The Oath of a Pharmacist was led by Stephanie J. Phelps, PharmD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy and associate dean of Academic Affairs, and Paula Hinson, BSPharm, president of the UT College of Pharmacy Alumni Board of Directors, inducted the new graduates into the Tennessee Alumni Association. Special thanks to Jennifer Williams, PharmD, associate dean and the Office of Student Affairs for organizing this special event.


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