Pharmacy Graduates Aim High

May 16, 2013

On May 16, 111 students became doctors of pharmacy during the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy's commencement ceremony. The graduates have spent four years of intense training and education to achieve the highest standard for practicing pharmacists. They have been charged by the Iowa Pharmacy Association executive vice president and CEO Kate Gainer to “Maintain that high level of innovation for future generations of pharmacists.”

Commencement speaker Melissa Murer Corrigan, interim head of workplace development at ACT, Inc., reminded students that "a career in pharmacy can be a true journey." She used her own varied career as an illustration of all the opportunities that are available to pharmacists.

The 2013 graduates are:

Jennifer Anderson

Kerry Anderson

Kyle Anderson

Christopher Barnett

Matthew Bauer

Andrea Bennett

Stephanie Berns (Perkins)

Daniel Blonsky

Sunny Bounyalath

Alexandra Brosnahan

Anthony Buerger

Joseph Campanelli

Melita Campbell

Jennifer Cardines

Justin Carr

Ryan Clark

John Corrigan

Nicole Cox

Katie Croegaert

McKenzie Dearborn (Knipp)

Katelyn Deiber (Brus)

Sara Dempsey

Andrew DeSio

Samantha Dow

Michael Dunn

Jennifer Elwood

Megan Erickson

Rachel Finkelstein

Andrew Fiorella

Michelle Gleason

Brian Glenn

Abby Goerdt

Danielle Gradeler

Justin Graff

Carrie Gray (Bailey)

Sharon Griffiths

Laura Halder

 

 

Brett Hamann

Samuel Houmes

David Huhtelin

Joel Huisenga

Tony Huynh

Sawsan Ikram (Sultana)

Marwa Ithman

Jason Jared

Paula Juhn

Bobby Kessler

Kazuhiko Kido

Jaime Kimmel

Emily Klatt

Jessica Koehlert

Daniel Kraft

Ashley Kral

Sean Kubik

Na-young Kwon

Jacquelyn Lansing

Kaye Lapcewich

Jacqueline Lee

Alicia Lynn

Amanda Mather (Falk)

Jennifer Meuwissen

Sarah Minner

John Mora

Sara Naughton

Elaine Nguyen

Amy Nicholson (Rowe)

Victoria Okon

Jennifer Parker

Rebecca Pashek

Prit Patel

Katheryne Photijak

Jennifer Preinitz

Daniel Priest

Hussein Razick

Nikhila Reddy Venumula

Meagan Reese

Caitlin Reinking (Niggemeyer)

Samantha Reiser

Jonathon Relph

Cara Richardson

Alison Rier

Jessica Ritchey

Yujun Rong

Deborah Routheaux

Kerry Schueler

Jordan Schultz

Anna Sciegienka

Kayla Scott

Jacob Shell

Natalie Simmons

Amanda Smith

Jonathan Smith

Melanie Smith

Rachel Smith

Tarik Smith

Annie Springsteen (Hammond)

Andrew Spurgin

Courtney Thomas (Connor)

Ryan Thurm

Monica Verma

Janelle Vittetoe

Michael Vogt

Andrea Wacker

Elizabeth Warnken (Keltner)

Adam Wilcox

Zachary Wittenburg

Deng Wour

Dalin Wu

Theresa Tracey Wylie

Jill Zimmerman

Thomas Zlatohlavek

Additionally, the college will celebrate the commencement of ten Masters of Science and PhD students on May 17. The graduates include:

  • Kawther Ahmed, MS, major professor Aliasger Salem
  • Rowan Al Ejielat, PhD, major professor Mahfoud Assem
  • Bhavik Bhatt, PhD, major professor Vijay Kumar
  • Varsha Dhamankar, PhD, major professor Maureen Donovan
  • Oscar Garza, PhD, major professor William Doucette
  • Maya George, PhD, major professor Maureen Donovan
  • Krupal Maity, MS, major professor Maureen Donovan
  • Janthima Methaneethorn, PhD, major professor Larry Fleckenstein
  • Stacy Ross, PhD, major professor Jennifer Fiegel
  • Manar Al-Ghabeish, PhD, major professor Maureen Donovan

See the College of Pharmacy commencement ceremony below.