Photo Gallery: 2019 White Coat & Pinning Ceremonies

Alumna Nancy Gilbride (BS '90, MS '93) poses with a PharmD student after coating her during the 2019 White Coat Ceremony.

 
Photos by Todd Brown

During their educational careers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy’, two major milestones celebrate our PharmD students’ development as pharmacists: the White Coat Ceremony and the Pinning Ceremony. One symbolizes their first steps into the profession, and the other recognizes that they’re prepared for patient care. 

White Coat Ceremony

The White Coat Ceremony, at the end of the first year of the PharmD curriculum, is the first major milestone of a pharmacy student’s journey toward graduation. And those beautifully bright white coats wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations of School of Pharmacy alumni and friends.

Students read the honor code of the Class of 2022.Students celebrate the moment with Bucky.Sandro Mecozzi, honored by Teacher of the Year, gives his keynote speech at the ceremony.Sandro Mecozzi, honored by Teacher of the Year, gives his keynote speech at the ceremony.Sandro Mecozzi, honored by Teacher of the Year, gives his keynote speech at the ceremony.Mathew Mabie, president for the harmacy Alumni Association; Nathaniel Smith, president for Pharmacy alumni Association and Steven Swanson, dean of School of PharmacySarah Wigfield, White Coat Ceremony Cooridnator, delivers her closing remarks at the end.Nathaniel Smith, president of Pharmacy Alumni Association, gives his message to the class as an alumnus.Mathew Mabie, president of Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, delivers his message from the Society to the class.Professor Beth Martin announces the class.Students read the honor code of the Class of 2022.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students dress with the white coat to symbolize the achievement they have at the School.Students celebrate the moment with Bucky.Students celebrate the moment with Bucky.

Pinning Ceremony

The next huge step in the educational career of our PharmD students comes right at the end of their third year: the Pinning Ceremony. When licensed pharmacists place these pins onto the lapels of our third-year students, it represents the students’ readiness to enter the realm of patient care and begin their fourth and final year of the curriculum, which they will spend entirely in Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences

A student accpet the pin from Tyler Leibenstein, school alumni.Students and school faculty celebrate the special moment together.Student pharmacists celebrate their achievement during the ceremony.Student pharmacists are together on the ceremony.Student pharmacists are proud of their achievement.Student pharmacists are proud of what they have achieved in the School.Students are engaged in the ceremony.Students are engaged in the ceremony.Dr. Eva Vivian is with her student.Dr. Eva Vivian presents in front of her students.Student pharmacists are listening to the speakers.Students are engaged in the ceremony.Brock Dantuma, fourth year student pharmacist, speaks to the class about his experience and lesson from the School.Brock Dantuma, fourth year student pharmacist, speaks to the class about his experience and lesson from the School.Associate Professor Karen Kopacek awards the pin to the students.Associate Professor Karen Kopacek awards the pin to the students.A student pharmacist accepts the award from Kim Lintner.A sweet moment for students pharmacists.Students are engaged in the ceremony.Brochure for the pinning ceremony.Brochure for the pinning ceremony.A student pharmacist reads the brochure for the pinning ceremony.A student accpet the pin from Kim Lintner.Students accept the pins from Jason Law, alumni of the School.Students accept the pins from Jason Law, alumni of the School.A student accpet the pin from Kate Rotzenberg.A student accpet the pin from the school faculy.A student accpet the pin from Tyler Liebenstein, school alumni.A student accpet the pin fromTyler Liebenstein, Pharmacy School Alumni.A student accpet the pin from David Mott, professor of the School.Kim Lintner awards students a pin for their achievement.Students accept the pins from Jason Law, alumni of the School.A student accpet the pin from Kate Rotzenberg.

The support of our alumni — who serve as preceptors, mentors, pinners, coaters, and benefactors — makes their success possible. On their behalf, thank you!