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Wegmans School of Pharmacy Class of 2014 Initiated into Program, Receive White Coats


Wegmans School of Pharmacy Class of 2014 Initiated into Program, Receive White Coats

The Wegmans School of Pharmacy at St. John Fisher College held a white coat ceremony on Sunday, January 9, to officially mark the entrance of the Class of 2014 into the profession. In this “rite of passage,” each student received a white coat symbolizing their successful admission into the School of Pharmacy.


Dr. Joel Owerbach, VP, Chief Pharmacy Officer, Excellus, served as the keynote speaker. Dr. Curtis Haas, Director of Pharmacy, University of Rochester Medical Center, led the students in the recitation of the Pharmacist’s Oath. In addition, Dr. Haas had the honor of presenting his daughter, Kristin Haas, with her white coat.

The pharmacy students who received white coats are: Daniel Austin of Jamestown, NY; Melissa Backus of Norfolk, VA; John Banahene of Kumasi, Ghana; Courtney Bellinger of Rochester, NY; Hans Boateng of Accra, Ghana; Janene Bonacci of Rochester, NY; Miran Brigham of Binghamton, NY; Sarah Brodzik of Amherst, NY; Megan Buckley of Elmira, NY; Matthew Buselli of Langhorne, PA; Stacy Cairns of Rochester, NY; Erin Candella of Rochester, NY; Patrick Carey of Woodbridge, VA; Brian Choi of Flushing, NY; Christopher Collins of Canandaigua, NY; Charles Cutaia of Rochester, NY; Chelsea Cutaia of Rochester, NY; Bryan D’Acquisto of Rochester, NY; Shelby Dakus of Syracuse, NY; Kurtis Dawley of Geneva, NY; David Degan of Lockport, NY; Stephanie Donlon of Johnson City, NY; Kathyrn Donahue of Buffalo, NY; Kevin Eich of Rochester, NY; Ashley Farr of Lowville, NY; Samantha Fiorini of Johnson City, NY; Frederick Fokuo of Tepa, Ghana; Coletta Fry of Brockport, NY; Carrie Gillis of Rochester, NY; Niravkumar Gohel of Ahmedabad, India; Kristin Haas of Brockport, NY; Christina Hanson of Akron, OH; Margaret Helber of Washington, DC; Eileen Huang of Taoyuan, Taiwan; Ryan Jones of Buffalo, NY; Stephanie Kim of Toronto, Canada; Lara Kratochwill of Creve Coeur, MS; Kari Kurtzhalts of Buffalo, NY; Benjamin Lee of Paterson, NJ; and Tia Lum of Pusan, South Korea.

Also Thomas Major of Oswego, NY; Ali-Akbar Malekzadeh of Newport Beach, CA;  Rivkah Mantel of Fairfax, VA; Elliot Marino of Rochester, NY; Christopher Martin of Newark, NY; Alexandra Meyer of Rochester, NY; Sinclair Mountain of Elmira, NY; Sara Mourhess of Rochester, NY; Michael Nguyen of Rochester, NY; Faust Novello of Rome, NY; Maulik Patel of Sonasan, India; Viteshkumar Patel of Kalol, India; Justin Piacentino of East Meadow, NY; Alyssa Pignato of Rochester, NY; Lynne Puccia of Rochester, NY; Alexandra Pullano of Penfield, NY; Brian Ragne of Pittsford, NY; Randy Rahiman of Bronxville, NY; Cheryl Reisdorf of Rochester, NY; Michele Sanford of Elmira, NY; Megan Saraceni of Rochester, NY; Rachel Saroka of Ithaca, NY; Nicholas Sigona of Auburn, NY; Brian Smith of Poughkeepsie, NY; Joanne Smith of Burlington, Canada; Gregory Splain of Rochester, NY; Sean Stainton of Rochester, NY; Krystal Stimus of Rochester, NY; Hiang To of Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Nicole Vaughn of Binghamton, NY; David Verdine of Rochester, NY; Katie Viele of Williamsville, NY; Christian Volk of Buffalo, NY; Andrew Walker of Carbondale, IL; Eric Weiss of Rochester, NY; Amy Wujastyk of Elmira, NY; Gina Zarcone of Rochester, NY and Matt Zemel of Pusan, South Korea.


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