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University of Wisconsin-Madison

Class of 2020

The faculty and staff at the School know that you are exceptional students. Your work and the national awards that you earned reflect your talent and hard work to be the best.
Steven M. Swanson
Dean and Professor, School of Pharmacy
Recognizing Excellence

Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Science

The graduate programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy prepare top-flight scientists and researchers to address scientific, social, and administrative challenges in healthcare. From these rigorous programs, graduates go on to shape the future of healthcare and service delivery.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Recognition of the Graduates: PhD in HSRP
Recognition of the Graduates: PhD and Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Recognition of the Graduates: Masters in Health System Pharmacy Administration
I hope you are leaving this program as I did, with many fond memories, a pride in your accomplishments, and a sense of belonging to an amazing group of UW alumni. On behalf of the PAA, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!
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Josie Kristiansen (PharmD '10)
Pharmacy Alumni Association President

Doctor of Pharmacy

The Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison prepares students for a successful career meeting the challenges of our increasingly complex world. Graduates of the PharmD program benefit from the legacy of 137 years of excellence in pharmacy education at UW–Madison, graduating into an esteemed group that includes numerous leaders of national healthcare organizations, entrepreneurs, and cutting-edge practitioners.

Congratulations to the PharmD Class of 2020!

Recognition of the Graduates: Doctor of Pharmacy
Address to PharmD Class of 2020 - Nick Friedlander, PharmD '20
PharmD Scholars in Pharmacy
Administration of the Oath of a Pharmacist: Mike Gillard, President of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
Larry Boh Clinical Instructor Excellence Award - Presented to Nicholas F. Zetes
Memories from the PharmD Class of 2020

Pharmacology and Toxicology

The Pharmacology and Toxicology undergraduate program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy features an interdisciplinary, biomedically-rich, human-health focused curriculum that prepares students for scientific careers as well as for graduate work or study in health professional programs.

Congratulations to the PharmTox Class of 2020!

Let's Sing Varsity

Graduation Goodies


School of Pharmacy Graduation & Awards Video Playlist

Stream all of the School of Pharmacy virtual event videos on YouTube.

Watch on YouTube

UW–Madison Class of 2020 Spotify Music Playlist

Celebrate with some classic feel-good tunes and a few songs that define the UW college experience.

Listen to Tunes
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Selfie Virtual Backgrounds

The Wisconsin Alumni Association would like to welcome the Class of 2020 to the Badger family with these virtual backgrounds for selfies and video chats.

Browse Backgrounds

Tell Us What You Think

This virtual graduation event is a first for many of us, and we would love to hear from you on your thoughts. Please share what you enjoyed, things we could have done differently, and anything else we could do to make these virtual experiences better in the future.

Please share your feedback in this short survey.

If you have questions or comments about the School of Pharmacy Graduation & Celebration event, please email us at You also can share your feedback via this quick survey.  

A heartfelt thank-you goes to the faculty and staff at the School of Pharmacy who coordinated this celebration event, pioneering the digital event format while staying physically distant:

Anna Reinhart, Lindsey Weigel, Dave Mott, Alissa Karnaky, Mike Pitterle, Ken Sabbar, Sally Griffith-Oh, Alyson Kim, Katie Gerhards, and Grace Kim


Stay Connected with DiscoveRx

Stay connected with the School by reading the quarterly alumni publication. You can share your milestones by submitting a Class Note.

School of Pharmacy alumni  Ryan Miller (left) and Jenny Tempelis (right) co-hosted the La Crosse Pharmacy Alumni event with Professor David Mott (center).

Keep in Touch

As you move on to achieve great things, share your new contact information to stay connected with your alumni network.

A yellow Memorial Union Terrace chair is pictured against a sunny blue sky at UW-Madison.. The chair is known for its iconic sunburst design. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Join Badger Bridge

Connect with other alumni on Badger Bridge, the social network just for Badgers. Find new connections, ask for advice, or offer to help students.