Walgreens, the leading pharmacy chain in the United States is giving back to the community with a $10,000 donation to Larkin University College of Pharmacy. The donation is going to be specifically used for the 2nd White Coat Ceremony being held at the Miramar Cultural Center on Saturday, August 12th 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

White Coat Ceremony, a rite of passage for many health care professionals, including pharmacists, traces its roots to Columbia University College of Physician and surgeon. In 1995, the tradition was brought to the profession of pharmacy by the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Today, nearly all pharmacy schools hold a white coat ceremony to welcome the first year (P1) students into the profession.

Larkin College of Pharmacy is built around the learner and emphasizes educating students who embody the values of collaboration, scholarship, professionalism, accountability, academic excellence, and social justice.  Our commitment to social justice extends to our recruitment and enrollment practices as well. This year’s incoming class includes s first generation Americans, first-generation college students, non-traditional adult learners, immigrants to the United States and LGBTQ students. This year’s class also includes many firsts for Larkin College of Pharmacy. This is the first time in the college’s history that a married couple, a father, and a son and twin brothers have all joined the Doctor of Pharmacy program. 

About Larkin University: Founded in 2013, Larkin University is a private not-for-profit institution that offers graduate degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy. The university affords an expanding campus in North Miami, Florida comprised of student centered staff, state of the art teaching facilities, and an intellectual environment to assure optimal learning. The College of Pharmacy offers a graduate Doctor of Pharmacy degree at a non-prohibitive tuition cost, and the College of Biomedical Sciences offers a post-baccalaureate and a post-doctoral Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree designed for students committed to enhancing their credentials for admission to graduate health professional programs and graduate medical education programs. For more information, please visit: www.ularkin.org