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USciences Celebrates Class of 2019 at Annual Awards

By Colleen Chase

Published on June 20, 2019

Commencement Awards 2019

University of the Sciences honors the class of 2019 with awards and prizes based on academic excellence, research, leadership qualities, and community involvement.   The 2019 award reception was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our graduates.

On the morning of USciences 198th Commencement Ceremony on May 22, 2019, the graduates were joined by their families and proud supporters of the university, including our generous donors and supporters from Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson, Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association, and Merck.

Thank you to everyone who made commencement a special day for our graduates! Interested in supporting a commencement award? Please contact Colleen Chase, donor relations coordinator at to learn how you can help!

Commencement Awards 2019Mr. Timmy Garde and Mrs. Linda Baron proudly represented the Joseph L. Garde Commencement Award and the Theodore I. Goldblum Memorial Prize, Mr. Robert Basickes and Dr. Marcia Witlin-Basickes attended in honor of Dr. Bernard Witlin '38 and Frances Freed Witlin Award in Microbiology, and Gloria Goodwin represented the Irene M. Mock Memorial Commencement Award and the Virginia Lebo Osol Memorial Prize.

Commencement Awards 2019Students recipients join Ms. Mary Ogunkrode who attended in honor of the Femi Ogunkorode Endowed Memorial Commencement Award, along with Mr. Darryle Tillman and Mr. John Barrett who represented the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Outstanding Pharmacy Student Award.

Commencement Awards 2019

Dr. Eli Packman, with student scholar, Katherine Bossone, the recipient of the Packman Family Award in Toxicology.
Commencement AwardsAlumnus, Kedar Gokhale TX'87, MD and Ms. Stacey Ross represent the Johnson and Johnson Commencement Awards with graduating students Brittany Rickard, Jared Waxman, and Quynh-Nhu Truong.


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