HSV student receives white coat from Harding

SEARCY -- Karlee Kopp, of Hot Springs Village, was among 55 students to receive a white coat from the College of Pharmacy at Harding University on Aug. 14.

The ceremony represented the educational transition from the general studies of the undergraduate level to professional pharmacy education. Students in the class of 2021 began their academic training to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

The week of orientation began with Dean of the College of Pharmacy Jeff Mercer greeting the class of 2021 followed by a welcome from the faculty and staff. Simmons First Bank graciously hosted a luncheon for everyone. Bruce McLarty, president of Harding University, later met with the class.

Upper-level students led discussions in orientation sessions. John Kirtley, of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, completed the sessions by explaining the rules that govern pharmacy interns and guided the students through the Arkansas Pharmacist Intern licensing process.

Mercer presided over the white coat ceremony on Aug. 18. Harding welcomed more than 300 family, friends, faculty, staff and visitors for the ceremony.

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