Posted by Brad Radice on 2011-10-06

Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy will hold its White Coat Ceremony at Shades Mountain Baptist Church Friday, Oct. 7.

                Students of pharmacy will be recognized and presented their white coat by Dr. Charles Sands, Dean and Professor of Pharmacy, and their coater.

                The White Coat Ceremony is a rite of passage for pharmacy students as they accept the role and responsibility of a professional.   It officially welcomes them to commit to the ethics and values of the profession.

                All pharmacists in attendance will recite the American Pharmacists Association Pledge of Professionalism.

                Dr. Todd Edgar will be the keynote speaker for the event.  He is a McWhorter School of Pharmacy graduate and is currently a national director of contracting and pricing strategy for Allergen, a pharmaceutical manufacturer.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.