PCOM School of Pharmacy Inducts New Members Into Rho Chi Honor Society
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School of Pharmacy Inducts New Members Into Rho Chi Honor Society

December 8, 2023

The PCOM School of Pharmacy in Suwanee inducted 12 new members into Rho Chi, the pharmacy honor society, on Tuesday, November 28 at a dinner meeting held in the campus’ Atrium. The Rho Chi Society is a national academic honor society with a primary mission to recognize the academic and professional achievements of pharmacy students nationwide.

New members of PCOM's chapter of Rho ChiThe PCOM School of Pharmacy chapter of Rho Chi, Epsilon Delta, is made up of third- and fourth-year students who became eligible based on academic and professional achievement over their first two years as pharmacy students. This year, the chapter inducted members of the Class of 2025 who distinguished themselves among their classmates through their accomplishments and achievements.

Michael Lee, PhD, assistant dean of assessment and program quality and the Epsilon Delta chapter advisor, welcomed the students and faculty members. Shawn Spencer, PhD, RPh, dean and chief academic officer of the School of Pharmacy, addressed the initiates, praising them for their achievement and encouraging them to continue striving for the highest level of excellence in their pharmacy careers.

The keynote speaker, Shari Allen, PharmD, BCPP, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, and a Rho Chi member who was initiated as a student at Florida A & M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, welcomed the initiates to the honor society. In her message, she pointed out individual traits in each new member and how those traits help contribute to their success.

Associate Professor Brent Rollins, PhD, RPh, welcomes a new member to Rho ChiOutgoing Chapter President Krishna Chavada (PharmD ’24) led the formal initiation ceremony, including a recitation of the history, values and mission of the society. Each new incoming member received a membership certificate and Rho Chi pin, before pledging their commitment to the ideals and principles of Rho Chi.

“The Rho Chi Society encapsulates the very highest ideals of pharmacy, including intellectual achievement, leadership and ethical standards,” Dr. Lee said.

“To be selected to become part of the Rho Chi Society is a huge accomplishment for any student. The new members initiated tonight truly represent everything that Rho Chi was founded upon, and individually and collectively, their accomplishments have been remarkable,” he added.

“We are proud to have this group join our chapter and I look forward to working with them over the course of the year to have a substantial impact on our school and community.”

New Members of The Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, PCOM Chapter (Epsilon Delta)
New Members of The Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, PCOM Chapter (Epsilon Delta)
The new initiates include:
  • Mariam-Sere Diaby (PharmD ’25)
  • Phuong Dinh (PharmD ’25)
  • Janore Gaines (PharmD ’25)
  • Phuongloan Hoang (PharmD ’25)
  • Drew McCanless (PharmD ’25)
  • Bryan McIver (PharmD ’25)
  • Tahir Razzaq (PharmD ’25)
  • Alexis Ruiz (PharmD ’25)
  • Rana Saade (PharmD ’25)
  • Zuhal Saadut (PharmD ’25)
  • Victoria Vo (PharmD ’25)
  • Seana-Pierre Williams (PharmD ’25)

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