Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy welcomed 144 new students into the class of 2016 with its annual white coat ceremony on Aug. 11. At the event, all new students received white lab coats to mark the beginning of their pharmacy careers.
College of Pharmacy Alumni Council president Amy Miller, a 1991 graduate and owner of Lula Pharmacy and Foothills Gift Shop, was the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Athens pharmacist Michelle Freeman, a 1988 graduate, represented Kroger Pharmacy as sponsor of the event. Other alumni council members helped the incoming students receive their white coats.
Of the class of 2016’s 144 members, 68.8 percent are female, 35.7 percent are minorities and 28.5 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Their grade point average is 3.48, with an average Pharmacy College Admission Test, or PCAT, score in the 79th percentile.