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    More Than 200 Students Taking Professionalism Pledge at White Coat Ceremony

    More than 200 Duquesne University students will be recognized at the Mylan School of Pharmacy's 12th annual White Coat Ceremony, which marks the students' first year of professional study as pharmacists.

    At the ceremony, pharmacy students entering the third year of the school's six-year Pharm.D. program are presented with white coats that they will wear during their laboratory and experiential education. The class members also recite a pledge of professionalism.

    Dr. Nancy A. Huff, a 1984 graduate of Duquesne's Pharm. D. program, will be the featured speaker at the ceremony. She is director of pharmacy rehabilitation and respiratory services at Norwood Hospital in Massachusetts, where she also serves as an adjunct faculty member at numerous schools, including the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Northeastern University. Huff has published in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, Nutrition Today and the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

    Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m.

    Where:   4th Floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Media are asked to arrange parking by calling Rose Ravasio at 412.818.0234.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.