By Stephanie Tomasik
LOGOS STAFF WRITER
The John and Rita Feik School of Pharmacy is planning some special events to mark its first graduating class – the Class of 2010. A graduation luncheon where the pharmacy alumni network will be added is planned on Wednesday, May 5. Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, founding dean of the pharmacy school, will speak.
On Thursday, May 6, Feik’s candidates for degrees will recite an oath and be hooded in a ceremony at the Chapel of the Incarnate Word. John Feik, for whom the school is named along with his wife, will be the speaker.
Friday, May 7, Feik’s Class of 2010 will join other students receiving graduate and professional degrees at Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. Graduate and doctoral students, along with faculty, will march in and be seated before the emcee invites the pharmacy school to join the ranks of those receiving degrees from the university.
“I am very proud of these people, and grateful for (them) taking a chance on us,” Johnson-Fannin said. “They have touched my heart in many ways: their pioneering spirits, their willingness to work with us, their work ethic. They will always have a special place in my heart.”