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.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.