A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Dear Alumni and Friends,
Throughout 2018, the College of Pharmacy has held a number of events to mark our 125th anniversary and other milestones, including the 15th anniversary of our expansion to Duluth. Thank you to everyone who has attended these events.
To wrap-up our yearlong celebration, we will host a “Big Bash” on Friday, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest (immediately following the MPhA Annual Learning Networking Event). This free event is open to everyone – I hope you will join us. Learn more and RSVP for the Big Bash.
I am extremely proud of our college’s 125-year history of innovative education, pioneering research, and interdisciplinary practice development to meet the diverse needs of the people of Minnesota and the world.
While today we are celebrating our rich history of innovation and leadership, I want to assure you that we will continue to strive for excellence in preparing the next generation of future pharmacy providers and leaders, developing and promoting new interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare, and conducting cutting edge research to tackle society’s grand challenges.
Over the next few months our college will wrap-up our work on our five-year strategic plan. While the bulk of the work is being done by our faculty and staff, there will be opportunities for you to provide feedback on what I expect to be a bold vision for the College of Pharmacy. Many of you have already shared with me your thoughts and suggestions for our future, for which I am truly grateful. The insights you provide are invaluable to me and everyone at the college.
I want to thank you for your support and the role you play in making our college one of the best in the nation.
Lynda S. Welage, Dean
JOIN US FOR HOMECOMING OCT. 6
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the college will host an All Class Celebration at its pre-game reception from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center prior to the Homecoming football game with Minnesota facing Iowa. The event is free and open to all alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the college. For more information, contact Jason Varin at 612-626-8734 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CLASS OF 2022 IN A SNAPSHOT
This year, the college received 624 applications and admitted 171 students in our Doctor of Pharmacy program. Here’s a look at this year's incoming class:
• 72% avg. PCAT
SCOTT SETZEPFANDT WILL RECEIVE ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD
SUPPORTING STUDENTS THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS
KNOW SOMEONE INTERESTED IN PHARMACY SCHOOL?
3rd ANNUAL MIDWEST REGIONAL CONFERENCE HOSTED BY AMCP
Pre-Game Reception, 4-7 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Interprofessional Discussion of Healthcare Ethics, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Medical School Duluth Atrium. One of the featured speakers is Assistant Professor Laura Palombi who will present "Rural Opioid Abuse Crisis." Learn more and register for the Discussion of Healthcare Ethics.
Alumni Awards Reception, 4-6 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center.
Early 2019 - Pharmacy Gala
The 14th Annual Pharmacy Gala benefiting the Michelle Mentzer Scholarship Fund at the College of Pharmacy will take place in early 2019 (date TBD). The evening includes food, cash bar, music, dancing and fun with students, faculty, alumni and friends. More information will be available soon on the Events webpage.