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School of Pharmacy news

School of Pharmacy celebrates first PharmD graduating class

Richard H. Hart
LLU chancellor Richard H. Hart, MD, DrPH, welcomes graduates and their guests to the inaugural May 28 commencement ceremonies for the LLU School of Pharmacy.
Avis Ericson
School of Pharmacy administrative dean Avis Ericson, PharmD, speaks to the graduates and their guests, welcoming them and reminding them of the historical nature of this moment for one of the University’s newest schools.
Richard Spann
Richard Spann, MD, chief executive officer, Community Hospital of Seventh-day Adventists, Port of Spain, Trinidad, presents the commencement address, “Dare to Dream,” to the School of Pharmacy graduates.
Group photo
The School of Pharmacy’s first graduating class gathers for a group photo following the hooding ceremony on Friday evening, May 26.
Chancellor�s Award
Joanna Robbins (left) and Teri Nguyen (second from left) listen as the citations are read awarding them both the Chancellor’s Award for 2006.
Following the ceremony, the celebration began.
As the class processed out, there were hugs and congratulations from classmates.
Nicetta Davis
Nicetta Davis, PhD, associate professor of physical therapy, SAHP, provided a special musical number.
Ebrahim Hussein Ali
Ebrahim Hussein Ali, PharmD, had the distinction of being the first graduate to officially receive his diploma.
A graduate poses with a family member.
 Class of 2006
Members of the class of 2006 stand in preparation to receive their dipomas.
Dr. Ali and his family
Dr. Ali and his family gather for a celebratory photo following the ceremony.
Teri Nguyen
Teri Nguyen, president of the class of 2006, responds to the message given by commencement speaker Dr. Spann on behalf of her classmates.
Family members
Family members celebrate with their graduate.
Members of the class of 2006 await their turn in receiving their diplomas. With just 34 graduates, the commencement ceremony was the shortest one of the day.

TODAY news for Thursday, June 8, 2006