Congratulations to all of our CUSP students who received their degrees on May 17, 2019! Seventy-six new Doctor of Pharmacy graduates crossed the stage, as well as nine Master’s and two PhD students. This cohort of PharmD students included the first eight graduates from CUSP’s Freshman Early Assurance Program (FEAP), a special group of eight students who received many prestigious awards for their achievements. One FEAP student achieved the honor of Valedictorian and another graduated as the youngest to receive a doctorate degree at Chapman University and will be the youngest licensed pharmacist in the state of California!
CUSP’s honorary degree recipient, Dr. John Grabenstein from Merck Vaccines, was the keynote speaker and remarked that “caring is a verb; it’s what pharmacists do.” Dr. Albert Wong from the California Board of Pharmacy, closed out the ceremony by leading all the pharmacists in the audience in the Oath of the Pharmacist.