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October 2011
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Sunday-Friday, Nov. 6-18
dot Spring Registration Begins

Tuesday, Nov. 8
dot Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony and Dinner

Thursday, Nov. 10
dot Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 22
dot Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 23
dot University is Open for Business
dot No classes
Thursday - Friday, Nov. 24-25
dot Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes)
Friday, Dec. 9
dot Last Day of Fall Classes
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In the Community
HepTREC Takes a Stand in Public Health Crisis: Immunization program is one of the latest initiatives for the USciences-based hepatitis outreach organization.

USciences Got Talent in Photos

USciences Tied For Third Nationally With 98% ASR: USciences athletic programs recorded an academic success rate (ASR) of 98%, third highest among all NCAA Division II schools and the best in the CACC.

Save the Date - Dec. 10, 2011: Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and Alumni/Family Reception starting at approx. 2:30 p.m.

Check out the latest in athletics at www.devilsathletics.com

New Athletics Twitter handle:

Experts Blog Excerpt

Alyssa Lesko PharmD'14 writes: "As young pharmacists in training, we are at the forefront of a profession that has taken on greater responsibility in providing patient care and management while helping to reduce healthcare costs." Read more



From the PCP White Coat Ceremony to Fall Fest (above), October provided a bountiful harvest of events at USciences.

Late Night Madness

Astronomy Night

PCP White Coat

Fall Fest

Career Fair

Cohen Lecture

Camups Update

Presidential Search Update: The Presidential Search Committee is in the process of reviewing candidates. To help the process, the committee has released a presidential search image brochure about the University. Read it here.

$10,000 Up for Grabs in Mayes College Healthy Lifestyles Competition: The social media competition with cash and scholarship prizes is aimed at high school students.

PCP Helps Students Take a StEPP Ahead: A new multi-year, student-centered program looks to improve students’ personal and professional development.

Students Dance the Night Away for a Good Cause: The second annual Pink-A-Thon raised over $4,000 for the Linda Creed Foundation

DO/PhD Program Offers Link Between the Bench and the Bedside: A collaborative initiative between Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and USciences has established a joint DO/PhD program and a critical link between “the bench and bedside.”

More Headlines

dot Faculty, Staff, and Student Achievements
dot USciences OT Students Take to the Hill
dot PGY1 Residency Gains Accreditation
dot American Diabetes Association (ADA) NBC Phone Bank
dot Dr. Parvanta Provides Guidance at WHO Nutrition Seminar
dot Final Genesis CARES on Nov. 9 Focuses on Community Mobility
dot Samson College Supports Community Health Fair
dot Managed Markets Fellowship - Deadline Dec. 2
dot Games and Activities Convey a Serious Message
dot Dr. Laura A. Mandos Promoted to Associate Dean
dot Rosalie I. Jones Named Executive Director of HR
dot Sodexo Express Market Opens
dot Research Activities Report - September 2011
Alumni Association

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Dec. 1 - Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner, USciences Campus, 6–8:15 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 5 - Alumni Reception at the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists(ASHP) Meeting, Hilton Hotel, New Orleans, LA, 6–7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10 - Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and Alumni/Family Reception, Athletic/Recreation Center, approx. 2:30 p.m. (ceremony between basketball games)

Thursday, Jan. 12 - South Florida Regional Alumni Brunch, Holiday Inn Highland Beach, Highland Beach, FL, 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29 - Advances in Pharmacy CE Program, USciences Campus, Alumni Relations Meet and Greet Table, 8 a.m.–noon

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Class Notes

Joe Lech
PCP ’81 testified against the proposed Medco/Express Scripts merger. He was featured in the Government Affairs Forum. Read more here.

Francis A. Chrzanowski
P’68, MS ’72, PhD’75 moderated the Contract Pharma Expo and Symposium for the fifth year in a row. It was held September 22 and 23 in New Brunswick, NJ. Also in September 2011, he presented a seminar to undergraduate chemistry students at the University of Northern Florida. I in October 2011 he presented a seminar to pharmaceutics faculty and graduate students at the University of Florida.

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association honored Robert S. Schreiber P’71 from Yardley, PA, as the recipient of the 2011 Bowl of Hygeia Award.

Joanne M. Sica P’72 (MS’82, St. Joseph’s University) passed away on July 1, 2011. She was a former consultant at Price WaterhouseCoopers. Survivors include cousins Virginia “Jeannie” Sica-Kodack P’73 and Frances M. Sica P’75.

Institutional Advancement coordinated a PCP Alumni Night in Nashville (a four-course Italian dinner) for 14 guests that was fully sponsored by David P’60 and Jeanne Lutz.


Carmen DiCello PCP ’58 (center) was awarded the John W. Dargavel Medal Award (sponsored by McKesson Corporation). Read more here.

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Philip P. Gerbino Endowed Scholarship Fund Established
To honor retired President Dr. Philip P. Gerbino, USciences has establish a scholarship to be awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need; who has served as a leader in an extracurricular activity, athletic program, or student organization; or who exemplifies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the University’s founders.

For more information or to donate to the scholarship, contact Joseph S. Leive, director of major gifts, at 215.596.8795, or j.leive@usciences.edu. Or visit www.usciences.edu/giveonline and note “Gerbino Scholarship” in the comments section.

reunion logo Check out more than 60 photos from the 2011 Alumni Reunion at Facebook.com/USciencesAlumni

Alumni Association Awards:
dot Dr. Joseph W. Ruane, Honorary Alumnus Award
dot Captain David E. Price P'84, Annual Alumni Award
dot Robin Keyack P'81, Ivor Griffith Service Award
dot Dominic A. Marasco P'96, Young Alumnus Award.

Scenes from Alumni Reunion on Sept. 24, 2011.

Reunion Class of '61 gather for their 50th -
Back row left to right: Howard Mills P'61, George Rutter P'61, David Schimpf P'61, Kay Dorrell P'61, David Miller P'61, William Fox P'61, Martin Uffner P'61, Karl Krammes P'61, Robert Snively P'61, Arnold Benjamin P'61, Henry Ward P'61, Jay Garber P'61, Harold Fingerhut P'61, and C. Richard Ullman P'61.
Middle row left to right: Wakeem Isaac P'61, Maryann Isaac P'61, William Tendler P'61, Rebecca Brecker P'61, Ann Young P'61, Myung Ha Joung P'61, David Shappell P'61, Suzanne Morgan Baker P'61, Robert Bliss P'61, Dr. Alan Alten P'61, and P. Ann Zimmerman P'61.
Bottom row left to right: Cliff Hynniman P'61, Dominic Fino P'61, Dr. Mary Ellen Kitler P'61, MS'62, and Thomas Smith MS'56, PhD'61.

As part of pharmacy month activities, PCP students from the APhA-ASP chapter staked out the Today show on October 6. This event was sponsored by the USciences Alumni Association. More photos (log into Facebook to view).

USciences Gear at Barnes and Noble

Gift Planning Tip of the Month: Are you over age 70 ½ and wondering what to do with that minimum required distribution from your IRA? TIME IS RUNNING OUT to make a dynamic, tax-advantaged gift to University of the Sciences!  Legislation allowing gifts DIRECTLY FROM AN IRA expires on December 31, 2011. You may never again benefit ― nor will our students ― from this UNIQUE GIVING OPTION. To learn more, contact Joseph Leive, director of major gifts, at 215.596.8795 or j.leive@usciences.edu