2013 Mylan School of Pharmacy Preview Day
Prospective students who have been accepted to the Mylan School of Pharmacy attended Preview Day on Sunday, February 17, 2013. Despite a very snowy, cold day, nearly 600 guests were in attendance (over 200 students and their parents) while University personnel worked continuously to clear the campus of snow and ice. During the event, parents and prospective students were separated from one another to participate in information panels and participated in faculty-guided tours of School facilities in both Bayer and Mellon Halls. Visitors heard from Dean J. Douglas Bricker on what makes the profession of pharmacy a great career choice and what makes Duquesne different than other pharmacy programs. While faculty served as tour guides, approximately 100 current student pharmacists served as campus tour guides, showing families around various points of campus, as well as having lunch with them to relating their experiences at Duquesne. Drs. Marsha McFalls and Jamie McConaha, along with alumna Melissa (Scuilli) Greco, joined Dr. Thomas J. Mattei and current student pharmacists on a parent-oriented information panel.
According to Mr. Scott Copley, Director of Admission for the Mylan School of Pharmacy, "I think families had a really good experience at our Preview Day. We worked hard to make it flow nicely, but we also worked at making sure visitors feel the personal approach that makes Duquesne a special place. I believe we achieved that, and were able to showcase what sets our School apart from the others. The event was a true collaborative effort among faculty, staff, and student pharmacists." Accepted freshmen have until May 1st to pay their deposit to commit to coming to Duquesne. We hope to see them next Fall!
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