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Pharmacy commencement set for May 4

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will hold its spring commencement Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. in Savage Arena.

The college will award 102 doctor of pharmacy degrees, two PhD in medicinal chemistry, 17 master’s degrees and 141 baccalaureate degrees.

Among the 141 baccalaureate degree recipients, a majority will graduate with honors. Twenty-one will graduate summa cum laude, 31 will graduate magna cum laude, and 43 will graduate cum laude.

Two valedictorians will speak. Ellen Dzierzak, a pharmacology/toxicology major is the valedictorian for the bachelor of science in pharmaceutical sciences class, and Kyle Rako is valedictorian for the doctor of pharmacy class.

The college will recognize Ferdinand Bedi, the first to earn the PharmD/PhD dual degree, along with the first three cosmetic science graduates. UT has the only undergraduate cosmetic science program in the country.