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School of Pharmacy Holds White Coat Ceremony

by Kathryn Sill, Public Relations Writer

The Cedarville UniversitySchool of Pharmacy will hold its fourth annual white coat ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the Dixon Ministry Center. 

This event will recognize the 39 new students who have been accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy professional. The entrance of this class will bring Cedarville’s professional program to 175 students. 

“This incoming class is an impressive, professional group that is excited about their profession and the opportunity to be at Cedarville,” said Marc Sweeney, Pharm.D., dean of the school of pharmacy. 

The white coat ceremony symbolizes not only the accomplishments of these students, but the professional program as a whole, which has grown considerably since it began.  

At the ceremony, students entering the professional program will receive their white coats and recite the pledge of professionalism, which is a pledge to serve others through the profession of pharmacy.

“The white coat not only symbolizes entry into the profession of pharmacy but also the commitment to quality, ethical patient care,” Sweeney said. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.


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