Pharmacy students get white coats

Their first white coats

After the ceremony, students Uyen Diep, Dhilona Valand, Min-Hua (Lisa) Xie and Katrina Tuazon, from the college’s Orlando campus, celebrated with white coats in hand.

More than 200 first-year pharmacy students donned their professional white coats for the first time March 19 during the College of Pharmacy’s Professional Coating Ceremony. Student-pharmacists from the college’s four campuses across the state gathered at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to confirm their commitment to becoming professional practitioners of pharmacy. Their professors and families proudly watched as Nicole Kitts, a 2011 Pharm.D. candidate, led the students in a pledge of their dedication to pharmaceutical excellence.