This year, the College of Pharmacy graduated 161 Doctor of Pharmacy students – 49 from the Duluth campus and 112 from the Twin Cities campus. Class speakers Grant Anderton (Twin Cities campus) and Tara Haakonson (Duluth campus) spoke at the May 11 ceremony.
The commencement speaker, Judith Jacobi, PharmD, CCM, MCCM, BCCCP, a critical care pharmacist, spoke about professional and personal growth.
“My challenge to you is to work every day to strengthen your role and image as a highly trained professional,” said Jacobi. “Put an emphasis on the service you provide, engage your patients in conversation about their care - no matter where you practice - community or hospital. Be an example for your more seasoned colleagues and remind them of the ideals you possess. Finally, be a force for change - through your job, through the students you may educate, through professional organizations, and though your daily activities.”
Congratulations to this year’s graduates:
Yonathan Ahmed, Anam Akhtar, Dalya Khalid Al-Rawi, Kyler Anderson, Grant Utz Anderton, Kyle Fredrick Anstett, Grace Tonghwa Baek, Jack Michael Beckman, Amina Halima Bensami, Tyler James Berglund, Thea Marie Birnbaum, Amanda Mariah Bisel, Jason Richard Block, Taylor Blomme, Abigale Irene Bodene, Nicholas S. Boreen, Patricia Bowe, Joseph James Broughton, Sara L. Brown, Ryan Patrick Chaffee, Karen Kay Chan, Ruth H C Chen, Dorothy Cheng, Susan Marie Chhen, Hyun A. Cho, Moosung Cho, Callahan Nordean Clark, Daniel David Cook, Vinh Brandon Quoc Dang, Ryan Matthew Donovan, Jennifer Ann Dybdahl, Kate Lynn Elwell, Jamie Kalean Erickson, Brian J. Fahey, David Flint, Danielle Froehling, Emily Jean Gerjets, Shane Field Gilman, Jacob Dillon Goll, Kate Noelle Graham, Tara M. Haakonson, Malia Swan Hain, Adrian Robert Hanson, Anna Karmae Hanson, Emily Anne Harder, Delaney Elizabeth Hart, Tam T. Ho, Kaitlyn Marie Hook, Natalie Jo Huckle, Emily Kristine Hulke, Allie Jean Humphrey, Yonas Itefa, Meggen Jacobson, Gabriel B. Johnson, Jordon Johnson, Trisha Joo, Karyl Akiko Kanada, Gurpreet Kaur, Jacob David Keller, Andrew John Kimmes, Alison Rebecca Kingsbury, Alexander James Korger, Maria Koroleva, Matthew John Koskie, Tenzin Kunphel, Julie Lai, Emma Kristina Larson, An Thuy Le, Candace Le, Julie Jinhee Lee, Sivun Leng, Anna Eileen Lundberg, Kaylin Grace Maddy, Joan Elizabeth Madison, Molly M. Mahoney, Sara Saini Maki, Rebecca Jeanette Mathison, Megan Mattson, Cody Warren Mauston, Kelsey L. McMurtry, Rebecca Bernard Meiners, Kelsey Lee Melgaard, Jordan Marc Mendkoff, Becky Merkey, Stephanie Barbara Mohan, Sarah Beth Molasky, David James Mortensen, Mai Lee Moua, Jessica Anne Namie, Jenny Nguyen, Michael Asamoah Nkrumah, Jaclyn Marie North, Emmanuella Ojo, Michelle Tze Ing Olivarez, Christopher Anthony Olson, Justine Michelle Olson, Lindsey Rourke Park, Sarah Rose Patton, Kerui Peng, Thuy-Tien Pham, Ashley Ann Piche, Logan Daniel Pirkl, Andrew Portwood, Kyle Joseph Pundsack, Nathan Jon Punt, Michael Allen Sprinthall Rankin, Phillip Tyler Rasmussen, Kevin A. Reininger, Nicholas R. Rickoff, Dylan Anthony Ring, Lauren Mae Roscizewski, Rebecca A. Rosdahl, Marissa Ann Sanow, Aileen Claire Scheibner, Abby Lee Schlueter, Tonia Lynn Schueller, Hans Vincent Shaw, Hana Shin, Jihyeon Karen Shin, Sofia Shrestha, Alicia Lynn Smith, Robert Bryan Smith, Mee-sun So, Naomi B. Sperry, Jeremy Thomas Stein, Tyler John Stevens, Austin John Streiff, Maria Ruth Sturtz, Maggie Lynn Sundstrom, Julia Sybrant, Shi Tao, Megan Marie Tapp, Monika Tawfik, Andreea Temelie, Calvin F. Thornton, Tiffany Marie Thurmes, Deann Nicole Tims, Andra Ashley Trakalo, Blake Tranby-Laudahl, Trent Raymond Van Damme, Ann Prescott VanBoxtel, Joe Vang, Katelyn Joy Davis Vietti, Derek Thomas Vo, Hannah Thi Vo, Linh Khanh Vu, William Andrew Walter, Kunkun Wang, Yue Wang, Teagen LaiKas Warrick I MPH, Kristen Weiler, Jake James Whitwam, Louis Wimmer, Matthew Kenett Winters, Victorine Alma Ntembo Wongbi, Irene Wu, Txia Xiong, Xin Xu, Emily Yue, Siqian Zheng, Yiyi Zhou
Others who were recognized during the ceremony included Teachers of the Class of 2019 Heather Blue (Duluth campus) and Jeannine Conway (Twin Cities campus).