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Mylan School Recognizes Students at White Coat Ceremony

Nearly 200 students will be recognized by Duquesne University's Mylan School of Pharmacy at the 11th annual White Coat Ceremony, which marks a student's 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, and recite a pledge of professionalism.

David J. Wargo, vice president of North American technical service at

Mylan Pharmaceuticals, will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony. He has been involved in product development at Mylan for more than 20 years and currently oversees new product launches, process validation, technical investigations and continual process improvement initiatives at Mylan production facilities throughout North America and Puerto Rico. Wargo holds a B.S. in pharmacy and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from Duquesne University.

Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 6 p.m.

Duquesne Union, Fourth Floor Ballroom, 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.