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Congratulations to our outstanding students who are graduating this spring!

Commencement 2020 Update

Dear Students,

On behalf of everyone at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, we would like to congratulate you all on the tremendous accomplishment of completing your graduate degree. Whether you are receiving your Doctor of Pharmacy degree or you successfully finished your PhD, you have gone through years of pursuing excellence in intellectual inquiry, learning, service, and leadership. This is not an easy feat, especially in the last few months, against the backdrop of a pandemic.

In recognition of your achievements, I would like to invite you to view the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduation Celebration webpage. Here you will find memories from your years with us at WSU, messages from fellow students, and congratulations from friends of the College. It is a testament of your success and a time capsule to the unique situation that we find ourselves in today.

When you all started at the College, I don’t think you or I, or anyone, could have imagined that we would be celebrating in this format. And while we can’t be together in person to recognize this milestone in your lives, I hope that you know that our hearts and well wishes go out to all of you. Your resiliency and adaptability during these challenging circumstances in the last few months have been an inspiration. I have no doubt in the greatness you will achieve as you move on to the next phase of your lives and careers. While I know it has been a difficult few months for many of you, I see this as a unique opportunity. This is a pandemic—an issue directly related to your ambitions to be health care providers and scientists—and you are equipped to make an impact on this unfolding story that we face. Go forth and conquer with courage.

With best regards and much respect,

Linda Garrelts MacLean
Interim Dean | Clinical Professor