Third-year students participate in the White Coat Ceremony at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, which marks their entry into the profession of pharmacy.
Morgan Jones and Salvatore LaFerla, both of Osage Beach, were among 242 students to participate in the ceremony.
"As you don your white coats tonight, I hope you will reflect on the responsibility the coat symbolizes," said Tricia Berry, Pharm.D., BCPS,'94/'95, professor and interim senior associate dean of pharmacy. "By entering covenantal relationships with patients, you will need to place their needs before your own. It will also be important to recognize the need to not only care for your patients, but to care about them, as well."
Kevin Colgan, '77, corporate director of pharmacy at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and vice chair of the College's Board of Trustees, spoke at the ceremony. After all of the students received their coats, they recited the Pledge of Professionalism, led by third-year student Jeffrey Pasucal. The pledge, signed by all of the students, will be displayed on campus.