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UW School of Pharmacy Welcomes Class of 2017

October 31, 2013

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy welcomed members of the class of 2017 into its professional pharmacy program this fall.

First-year professional students attended two days of orientation followed by the "white coat ceremony," where they were congratulated by School of Pharmacy Dean Linda Martin, with family and friends in attendance.

"The UW School of Pharmacy is well known by employers as having high-quality graduates, and that starts with the quality of the applicants and the students we admit to the program," Martin says. "They are the cream of the college crop. We start out with the best and work to develop them into becoming even better."

Admission to the professional program is limited and highly competitive. UW's nationally accredited pharmacy curriculum begins with a two-year pre-professional program followed by the four-year professional program of three years of coursework on campus and a full year of experiential coursework performed off campus. Professors at the school are experienced in teaching, dedicated to their field, and have been continuously recognized nationally and internationally for their research achievements and contributions to the scientific and clinical fields.

"We try to give our students the tools to be able to practice in any setting, whether it’s the challenges of the rural frontier or an urban practice," Martin says. "When they go out, we hope they will be able to adapt to any of those settings, regardless of the geography or the patient population."

A UW Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree meets the educational requirements to take pharmacy state board examinations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Graduates have a 95 percent or higher passing rate on national licensure examinations.

Members of the class of 2017, listed by hometown, are:

Arvada, Colo. -- Amber Hull.

Aurora, Colo. -- Marissa McIntyre, Andy (Choong Sung) Park, Jennifer Rybolt.

Big Springs, Neb. -- Jaecee Barta.

Billings, Mont. -- Kailey McGrail.

Casper -- Jaime Cantu.

Cheyenne -- Kelsey James, Lindsey Snyder.

Cody -- Katrina Roberts, Erica Turechek.

Colstrip, Mont. -- Chelsea White.

Estes Park, Colo. -- Holly Green.

Evanston -- Jordan Calmes.

Fort Collins, Colo. -- Jessica Martin.

Fremont, Calif. -- Wenyang Donehue.

Gillette -- Kaylyn Bahnson.

Greeley, Colo. -- Jennifer McCarthy.

Green River -- Aitor Andikoetxea.

Jackson -- Samantha Holmes.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), Wash. -- Julia Eunki Min.

Julesburg, Colo. -- Lynlee Gerk.

Kemmerer -- Timothy Hunzie.

Lakewood, Colo. -- Jessica Papke.

Lander -- Kendra Siebigteroth.

Laramie -- Sean Baker, Keith Bennett, Becky Boschee, Paige Nelson.

Mesa, Colo. -- Nicolas Cadman.

Parker, Colo. -- Austin Baker, Alec Richards.

Pullman, Wash. -- Megan Spendlove.

Rexburg, Idaho -- Ross Davidson.

Rock Springs -- Adrianna Hotchkiss, Richard Telck.

Sheridan -- Taylor Gardner, Taler Steir.

Torrington -- Jennifer Voltmer.

Valparaiso, Ind. -- Brandon Tritle.

Westminster, Colo. -- Lyndie Gore.

Whitewater, Colo. -- Linzi Barton.

Wright -- Jake Speidel.

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