Alumni, Current Students Connect During Homecoming and All Alumni Reunion Weekend
Alumni from all classes reunited with current faculty, staff, and students for a fun-filled weekend featuring a baseball game at Camden Yards and brunch.
By Malissa Carroll
September 21, 2016
Alumni and their families joined faculty, staff, and students at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy on Sept. 16-17 for the School’s annual Homecoming and All Alumni Reunion Weekend. With activities spanning two days, the event offered numerous opportunities for attendees to reconnect and reminisce with friends and fellow classmates, while celebrating traditions, strengthening connections with the School, and creating new memories with family and friends.
“With our 175th anniversary and recent ranking as one of the top ten schools of pharmacy in the United States, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has a lot to celebrate this year,” said Natalie D. Eddington, PhD ’89, FCP, FAAPS, dean and professor of the School, who welcomed alumni and their families to the event. “As alumni, you should be very proud of these distinctions. It is through your achievements and with your support – along with the hard work of our faculty, staff, and students – that significant accomplishments like this occur. Whether it has been years since you have been on campus or just months since you graduated, you are all members of the School’s community. This reunion is our opportunity to celebrate you and your memories of the School.”
The reunion, which graduates from all years were invited to attend, kicked off on Sept. 16, with a cookout for alumni, family, and friends, followed by a trip to Camden Yards, where attendees rallied their support for the Baltimore Orioles as they took on the Tampa Bay Rays. The festivities continued on Sept. 17, with a scavenger hunt and brunch, during which milestone classes – including the Classes of 1956 and 1966, which celebrated their 60-year and 50-year reunions, respectively – were recognized.
Later, attendees participated in a historical clinicopathological conference during which C. Daniel Mullins, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR); Jill A. Morgan, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, associate professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS); and Paul Shapiro, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (PSC), joined historical experts for a pharmacological investigation into the mysterious death of author Edgar Allan Poe. An ice cream social offered a sweet ending to the weekend’s activities.
View the gallery below for photos from this exciting, fun-filled event.