By Emily Keeler, 6/13/11
J. Lyle Bootman, PhD, ScD, receives an honorary degree from President E. Gordon Gee
This past weekend, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy bid farewell and best wishes to its most recent graduates, the Class of 2011.
Robert W. Brueggemeier, dean of the college, said of the graduates, “Each year the students continue to amaze me. Their dedication and pursuit of excellence is what will enable them to continue to rise to the top of their field.”
On Saturday, J. Lyle Bootman, dean of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and one of the foremost experts in pharmacoeconomics, spoke at the college’s Doctor of Pharmacy Convocation & Hooding Ceremony at Mershon Auditorium. Following his inspiring speech the graduates were hooded as friends and family looked on.
The students continued to shine on Sunday at the university-wide commencement ceremonies in Ohio Stadium. Among the 9,699 graduates from across the university are the best and the brightest from Pharmacy.
The new graduates included:
- 103 Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (BSPS) graduates, 46 with honors, 11 with distinction
- 5 Master of Science (MS) graduates
- 2 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates
- 125 Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduates
In addition to his speaking engagement at the college’s Hooding Ceremony, Bootman was honored with an honorary doctorate from Ohio State during the main graduation ceremony. He was selected for the degree in recognition of his distinguished career as an educator, researcher and scholar in pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes, and his significant contributions to public health and the advancement of science.
The Class of 2011 is headed to a variety of career paths, including continuing their education, residencies, fellowships, and positions in community/ambulatory care, hospital settings, university appointments, and industry.
The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy was established in 1885 and was one of the original six colleges on campus. Its mission is to advance pharmaceutical care for the people of Ohio and the global community through teaching, research, and service. For more information visit pharmacy.osu.edu.