How will you honor our past? How will you shape our future?
Through networking with Pitt Pharmacy alumni early in my career, it became apparent to me that there is enormous potential within the unique connection between alumni and their alma mater. This connection has allowed for alumni engagement not only with the school, but more importantly, with the next generation of pharmacists. As a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy class of 2008, I am now fortunate to serve as president of the alumni society for the 2015-2016 academic year.
On behalf of the alumni society board, I would like to thank each of you for the continued support and commitment to the next generation of pharmacists. Our alumni have a proud history of involvement, whether be through teaching, mentoring, serving as a preceptor or participating in alumni events which allows for an enriched experience for our students.
Each year, the alumni society hosts several events that promote interaction between students and alumni. I encourage you to consider joining us for the career roundtable, the Gordon Vanscoy White Coat Ceremony, the Joseph Gatto Scholarship Golf Outing, the annual homecoming reception and the RxTravaganza. Stay connected to the Pitt School of Pharmacy through Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Visit the school’s website to reconnect with old friends and share a story about your experiences at Pitt.
One hundred and thirty-seven years has passed since a group of inspiring ‘druggists’ in western Pennsylvania organized to form the Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy. Today, with the opening of the new Salk Pavilion, take a look back and celebrate our past accomplishments while looking to the future as we continue to advance the profession through innovation, excellence and leadership.
Hail to Pitt!
Christopher Miller, PharmD ‘08