On the first day of in-person classes at Shenandoah University, students of the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy — those at the Health Professions Building (HPB) in Winchester and at the Inova Center for Personalized Health (ICPH) in Fairfax — were welcomed back in style.
More than a dozen faculty and staff members from both campuses celebrated the beginning of the Fall 2020 semester on Monday, Aug. 24. Pharmacy students returned to campus after five months of remote learning, and 73 first-year pharmacy students were ushered in as well. The “cheer squad,” which greeted students as they came through the door, featured cowbells, pom-poms and homemade signs. ICPH students were met with a choreographed cheer from their dedicated faculty and staff members.
Students at HPB were encouraged to stop at a selfie station where they could take a photo and share it using #WeArePharmily. They were also given pre-packaged snacks and hand sanitizers that attached to their backpacks.
Faculty and staff are not only happy to welcome students back to campus, but they are also proud of what their students and alumni accomplished while they were off campus.
The current pandemic has only highlighted the need for highly trained, compassionate and ethical leaders in healthcare. We are so proud of the contributions that our student pharmacists and alumni have made during this global crisis, and the positive impact they will continue to make on the health of patients and populations.”
Zara Risoldi Cochrane, PharmD, M.S., FASCP | Assistant dean of student affairs and associate professor of pharmacy practice
We welcomed our students back on Monday with bells and whistles (literally!)…Seriously, we are thrilled to have our #pharmily back! #wearepharmily
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