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Suzanne Carbonaro Presented with USciences Founders’ Day Staff Award of Merit

Suzanne Carbonaro

Left to right: Dr. Peter Miller, provost; Dr. Paul Katz, president; 2018 Staff Award of Merit winner Suzanne Carbonaro; and Board Chairman Marvin Samson.


Suzanne Carbonaro, director of assessment for Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at University of the Sciences, was awarded the third annual Founders’ Day Staff Award of Merit on Feb. 15, 2018. The award is presented to an outstanding staff member who “exemplifies the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of USciences’ founders, and who has engaged in research, or some form of scholarly pursuit, that results in the development or discovery of something new.”

Carbonaro, who joined the University in May 2017, played a critical role in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy earning a continuation of its accreditation by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education.

“Suzanne exudes incredible enthusiasm for any task she is asked to perform. Her boundless energy also extends to volunteering for activities and assistance across the campus,” quoted University president Dr. Paul Katz from the nomination form. “Although Suzanne’s designated role is as PCP director of assessment, she has willingly shared her extensive knowledge of education pedagogy to help PCP and other Colleges with their curriculum and assessment.”

Carbonaro has 20-plus years of experience in higher education administration and leadership. She came to USciences from Rider University where she served as director of assessment and strategic partnerships in the College of Education from August 2009 to May 2017. She holds a master of arts in educational leadership from Rider University, a master of science in broadcast journalism from Boston University and a bachelor of arts in mass media from Plattsburgh State University.

Each year, Founders’ Day at USciences recognizes its establishment on Feb. 23, 1821, as Philadelphia College of Pharmacy—the first college of pharmacy in North America, which is now a part of USciences. In addition, President and CEO of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia George M. Wohlreich, MD, MA, was bestowed an honorary doctor of science degree while merit awards were presented to current undergraduate and graduate students, and a faculty member. For more, visit

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