Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy welcomed 145 new students with its annual White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 10. At that event, the class of 2017 received white lab coats to mark the beginning of their pharmacy careers.
The College of Pharmacy Alumni Council president Amy Miller, who graduated in 1991 and is owner of Lula Pharmacy and Foothills Gift Shop, was the keynote speaker. Athens pharmacist Russell Seagraves, who graduated in 1999, represented Kroger Pharmacy as sponsor of the event. Alumni Council members Jim Holley, class of 1995, and Pat Knowles, class of 84, assisted incoming students as they received their white coats.
Of the 145 students, 65.5 percent are female, 38.6 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher and 6.9 percent are from out of state. The average grade point is 3.51, with an average PCAT, or pharmacy college admission test, score in the 83rd percentile.