John Grabenstein, Ph.D. received an honorary degree from Chapman University during the Closing Convocation ceremony on May 17, 2019. Dr. Grabenstein is the Global Director of Medical Affairs for Merck Vaccines. He leads scientific-policy activities for a global enterprise distributing over 180 million doses of 13 vaccines annually to help reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases. As a pharmacist, he has experience in over 50 counties, served on multiple committees advising three departments of the US Government, and has published over 300 articles and 11 books. Ross and Matt Duffer (’07) from Stranger Things provided the keynote address encouraging graduates to follow their hearts and reminding them that the road to success often isn’t linear. The evening celebration concluded with bursts of confetti spraying into the air and a champagne toast with University President Struppa.
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
May 20, 2019 – Bridging Ceremony – Chapman University School of Pharmacy celebrated the completion of undergraduate studies at Chapman University with 23 of our Pre-Pharmacy students. The celebration took place on the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine – which is exactly where these students will be spending the next three years completing their