Pharmacy Holds 2015 Commencement

June 3, 2015


AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Auburn University’s James I. Harrison School of Pharmacy held its Spring 2015 commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 12 at Auburn Arena.

The class of 142 included 133 students receiving the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) degree. Two students were awarded Master of Science (M.S.) degrees while seven Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees were given.

The class included representatives from eight foreign countries (Canada, China, Germany, India, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Thailand) and 11 states, including Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

The student address was given by Erin McCreary while the commencement address was given by Charles Thomas, Class of 1965. Thomas, who was recognized as a Golden Eagle earlier this year, is the former Director of Pharmacy for the Alabama Department of Public Health.

The candidates were presented by Dr. George Flowers, Dean of the Auburn University Graduate School, and Dr. R. Lee Evans, Dean of the Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Timothy Boosinger, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Auburn University, conferred the degrees.

Hooding of each of the graduates was performed by Dr. Paul Jungnickel, Associate Dean in the Harrison School of Pharmacy. The Pharmacist’s Oath was administered by Richard Carlisle, Class of 1974. His daughter, MiShawna Carlisle, is a member of the Class of 2015.


About the Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. In 2014, the school adopted the slogan, “Making Medications Work Through Innovative Research, Education and Patient Care.” For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit

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