White Coat Ceremony

Posted on 04. Nov, 2014 by in Academics, Campus Events, Photo Gallery

On October 31st, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences presented 133 pharmacy majors and 49 physician assistant (PA) majors with white coats, the symbol of clinical service and care. This annual celebration recognizes students’ entry into the professional phase of the physician assistant and pharmacy programs. Students and their families attend this ceremony during which students receive their first white coat which has been donated by alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the college. After receiving their white coats, students publicly declared their commitment to integrity, ethical behavior, and honor, by reciting an oath pertaining to their respective program. From this point, pharmacy majors will continue four years in their professional phase before graduation, and PA majors will continue 3 years. The Office of Student Affairs would like to congratulate all who received their white coats at the ceremony and wishes everyone the best in their journey into the healthcare profession.

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About Cole

COLE SMITH is currently in his fifth year as a pharmacy major/ business minor. A quote from the Understatement Society notes Cole as, “A cool guy.” Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Cole is an outstanding leader, and an even better person.” Besides living up to both of those quotes, Cole is president of the Butler cycling team, Honors Program member, Dawg Dish Photographer, student government representative, and part of the DAWG Pound cheer block #GoDawgs. He is also a huge Twitter advocate #TweetAtMe. During his free time he loves meeting new people, stargazing, being a tourist, and looking at pictures of cute puppies #Uncanny. Cole credits his Butler experience for having a huge impact on his character and leadership development, and he makes every effort to display Butler in a positive light through photography. President James Danko and VP for Student Affairs Levester Johnson both stated that they would cry at Cole’s graduation, but they know that he will go on to do great things.

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