Rho Chi Holds 2017 Initiation Ceremony and Celebration

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"Abilene campus inductees.

Gamma Mu, the Rho Chi chapter at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, inducted 28 new members from the Class of 2018. The Jan. 27 inductions took place simultaneously in all four School of Pharmacy campus locations: Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas and Lubbock.

This important ceremony highlights the academic achievements and prowess of each inductee, as students are required to be in the top 20 percent of their class to be eligible for Rho Chi membership. Each new member received a Rho Chi pin and a certificate commemorating their hard work to meet the induction criteria.

The new Class of 2018 inductees include: Brian Ahn, Esther Bae, Nathaniel Baker, Tram Dao, Wesley Hill, Allison Hoffman, Sharmin Hossain, Elizabeth La, Brittani Lane, Tiffany Liu, Kira Monaco, Cidney Nguyen, Sheila Nguyen, Tammy Nguyen, Bich Tram Nguyen, Danielle Nottingham, Sehrish Panjwani, Zuhair Patel, Tanesia Patterson, Tuan Pham, Andrea Pratho, Shannon Rice, Ballard Saul, Amir Shakouri, Hayden Stewart, Alyssa Taylor, Hasanthi Vallabhaneni and Ian Yeow.

The induction ceremony included inspirational speeches delivered by Craig Cox, Pharm.D., Gamma Mu’s advisor, and Rho Chi faculty member Judy Newsom, Pharm.D. After the ceremony, members were invited to dinner with their fellow Rho Chi inductees and guests who were present at the ceremony. The post-induction celebration dinners took place at Red River Steakhouse (Amarillo), Italian Garden (Lubbock), Chili’s Bar and Grill (Abilene) and Potbelly Sandwich Shop (Dallas).

Being inducted into Rho Chi is one of the highest academic honors a pharmacy student can receive, and the new Class of 2018 members have shown their commitment to academic success and lifelong learning through their accomplishments. Next year is the last year of pharmacy school before graduation for the Class of 2018, and it presents a wonderful opportunity for them to take up roles as the leaders of Rho Chi and to continue to succeed and inspire academically. 

 

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