Alumni Reunion- Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bernard J. Malis Memorial Lecture

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Pharmacology/Toxicology Center 140

"Perils and Possibilities of Neural Stem Cell Research–To Graft or Not to Graft?"
A lecture presented by Mark Greene, PhD, Assoicate Professor of Philosophy, University of Delaware.  More information.

The Lois K. Cohen Endowed Lecture Series in Global Health

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
McNeil Science and Technology Center
AstraZeneca Auditorium

"The Impact of Green Chemistry on Global Health"
A lecture by Terrence J. Collins, PhD, the Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry and Director, Institute for Green Science, Carnegie Mellon University. More information.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Basic Life Saving and Automated External Defibrillator Training

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Griffith Hall 208N

Alumni and guests are welcome to join us for a special four-hour course on American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification. Angela L. Bingham, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP, BCCCP; Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy; and current PCP students run and teach this session.
The usual $40 fee for this course has been waived and space is limited.

Class of 1967 Friday night Dinner

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
No host dinner
Location TBA

Additional invite to follow.

Alumni Fall Happy Hour

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost: $10 to attend, $5 for alumni who graduated after 2007.
Urban Village Brewing Company
1001 N 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Join us at the craft beer and brick oven pizza pairing concept bar in Northern Liberties started by Brewing Sciences graduate, Dave Goldman, for our annual alumni fall happy hour featuring Matt Farber, Director, Brewing Sciences program. Attend and start your Reunion right.

Saturday, October 21, 2017


Opens at 9:00 am
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC), Atrium

Pick up your nametag and an updated schedule as event locations are subject to change depending on number of registrants.

Classes without Quizzes I

10:00 a.m. (other sessions will be offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
McNeil STC

  • "Neuroscience: what's your potential!?", by Grace A. Farber PhD Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Misher College of Arts and Sciences
  • *new topic* “The Future of Patient Engagement in Drug Development & Marketing: An Expanding Role for the Community Pharmacist?” by Laurence G. Poli PhD’99, MBA, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Baseball’s 3rd Annual Alumni Game

10:30 a.m.
Cost: $40 for alumni to play, includes tee-shirt and food.
FDR Park, Philadelphia Phillies Urban Youth Academy Field
1500 Pattison Avenue

Come out and relive the glory days or just hang out and reconnect with former teammates and enjoy some laughs and food. The format will be a bit different this year as we will likely mix alumni into both teams and allow current players to get to know the past members. We want to connect the past with the present so they can ask questions about life after USciences and receive valuable advice from former athletes who have been in their shoes. Contact Kevin Woodbridge, Head Coach,, to register or for additional information.

Town Hall with President Paul Katz

11:00 a.m.
McNeil STC, AstraZeneca Auditorium

Come hear the University’s 25th President talk about the University’s current position and its future at a town hall session; open to the entire USciences community.

USciences Devils vs Felician Golden Falcons – Women’s Volleyball

12:00 p.m.
Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC), Bobby Morgan Arena

Take some time to cheer for your favorite Devils as they challenge the Felician Golden Falcons.

Walking Tours of Campus

12:30 p.m. (other tours will be offered at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.)
McNeil STC, Atrium, Meet at Registration

The University is rich with history and likely undergone many changes since your last visit, so don’t miss this walking tour through campus and its buildings, labs, and common space. Most tours are one hour in duration (walking shoes recommended).

Lunch options

  • Dine in Wilson Cafeteria: from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. $10.84 per person
  • Arena fare at the ARC: Support out Devils Sports team and grabbing arena fare (hot dogs, pretzels and soft drinks) at the ARC
  • Visiting one of our local restaurants: Including Green Line Café, Clarkville, Guacamole Mex-Grill, Curry Bird and Milk & Honey Market.

Classes without Quizzes II

1:00 p.m.
McNeil STC

  • “Caring for Yourself Energetically” featuring the faculty of the Occupational Therapy Department, Samson College of Health Sciences

Hall of Fame Ceremony

NEW TIME: 1:30 p.m.
ARC, Bobby Morgan Arena

Come celebrate the newest class of the Hall of Fame. The following athletes will be inducted.
Keith Armson – Men’s Basketball (1989-1993)
Paul Caceres – Men’s Tennis (2005-2009)
Shelby Rance – Women’s Basketball (2003-2007)

Student Organization and College Fair

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Quad (rain location ARC, Rec Gym)

Several of student organizations and college departments will participate in this fair. PCP plans to return with their version of “Cupcake War.” Visit them as like look for judges to weigh in our there dessert creations, play science-themed games with or against current students, and learn what really goes on in- and outside of the classroom at USciences.

Student Government Association’s Oktoberfest

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Quad (rain location ARC, Multipurpose Room)

In collaboration with the Student Organization and College Fair, SGA is hosting a Oktoberfest which will bring fun and festivity to campus, including fall treats, pumpkin painting and a photo booth to save your memories from the day.

S.O.U.L. Arts Festive sponsored by PCA

3:00 p.m.
ARC, Multipurpose Room

The Pilipino Cultural Association (PCA) & Dance Team hosts this high-energy event. Celebrate the talent of our students in this live variety show in which they show off their creativity through dance, performance and other artistic media.

Classes without Quizzes III

3:30 p.m.

  • "Untold Tales from the University Archives" by Dan Flanagan, Archives Assistant, England Library, USciences
  • Continuing Pharmacy Education Course, featuring: Cathy Poon, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy; George E. Downs, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy; Daniel J. Ventricelli, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy; Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (Free CE credit)

Golden Graduate & Emeritus Reception

3:30 p.m.
Cost: $50 to attend, includes entry to the All Alumni Cocktail Party
Wilson 205-212

Gather with classmates and friends to celebrate major milestones and the bestowing of the Golden Graduates to the Class of 1967. A warm invitation to extended to all alumni in the class of 1967 and up. A photographer will be on hand for class photos.  Afterwards attendees will join all classes for the Annual Alumni Award Ceremony at 6:00 pm.

Mayes 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wilson 201

Named after benefactor and trustee Kathleen (Rosenberry) Mayes P’76, PharmD’78, Mayes College is now celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Come to the reception to interact with current and former faculty, fellow alumni, and current students.

All Alumni Cocktail Party

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 to attend, $20 for alumni who graduated after 2007
Wilson Cafeteria

The weekend culminates in the All Alumni Cocktail Party complete with the Annual Alumni Award Ceremony. Our fall-themed party will highlight the season’s offerings.  All alumni are invited to celebrate the evening together. Photo opportunities will start at 5:45 p.m. for this year’s hallmark events including the 25th Reunion Celebratory Toast & Class Photo. Then at 6:00 p.m., we will take a moment to celebrate the 2017 Alumni Association award recipients, as well as our outstanding classes for their work to the University.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Alpha Zeta Omega Continuing Education Credit Program in conjunction with the Substance Use Disorders Institute

7:00 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
Cost: $125 for a five-credit hour program, $325 for a seven-credit hour program in advance;
$135 for a five-credit hour program, $360 for a seven-credit hour program at the door
McNeil STC, Atrium for Registration

AZO’s courses include:

New Drug Update for 2017
Dr. Daniel Hussar, Remington Professor of Pharmacy

Introduction to Medical Cannabis – Just the Basics, and Medical Cannabis – Clinical Considerations & Dispensing in Pennsylvania
Christine Roussel, PharmD, BCOP
Joseph Morgan, MD, AACM
Melani Bersten, PharmD
Darshan Kulkarni, PharmD, JD, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Writing, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

More information here or e-mail Vince Paul, RPh, Chair, Alpha Zeta Omega, at


Casey Ryan
Director, Alumni Relations


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