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College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

White Coat and Hooding Ceremonies

White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony Class photo

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences has rescheduled our White Coat Ceremony for the Physician Assistant Class of 2022 and the Pharmacy Class of 2024 on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 10AM in Clowes Memorial Hall. 

Unfortunately, due to continued limitations and restrictions to large gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to include family and friends in Clowes Memorial Hall during this year’s ceremony.  This event will broadcast live online with the recording available once the event is concluded. We recognize this will be a disappointment to friends and loved ones who had planned to celebrate this significant milestone but want to keep everyone, especially our guests, as safe as possible.  This will also help us ensure the ability of our campus community to complete our semester face-to-face.

Student’s will receive further details and instructions about this event.


PA White Coat Student 82019  


Hooding Ceremony

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Butler's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences hosted a Virtual Hooding Ceremony on May 9th, 2020. This year, 175 students earned degrees from Butler’s Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Physician Assistant Students. Faculty members were honored with awards from the Class of 2019. Hanna Sutton, PA Class President, and Madeline Eisenhut, Pharmacy Class President spoke on behalf of their respective classes and presented the following awards. 

  • PA Preceptor of the Year – Bridget McGrath, PA-C
  • PA Clinical Instructor of the Year – Kevin Bogenschutz, PA-C
  • PA Program Faculty of the Year – Kali Veness, PA-C
  • Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year – Jamalyn Casey, PharmD
  • Pharmacy Practice Professor of the Year – Tracey Costello, PharmD
  • Pharmaceutical Science Professor of the Year – Kim Beck, PhD
  • Dr. Terry L. Hageboeck Award Winners – Lindsay Saum, PharmD and Veronica Vernon, PharmD

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased that, despite the current pandemic, Butler University has scheduled Commencement for all May, August, and December 2020 graduates on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 6:30 PM (EST) in Hinkle Fieldhouse. We encourage you to review the rescheduled commencement announcement from the Provost posted on April 16, 2020. The College will recognize our graduates who are able to attend in December with a special ceremony the afternoon prior to Commencement including the honoring of our graduates receiving Masters and higher degrees with their academic hoods. More details will be shared with our graduates as the event approaches.

COPHS Hooding Ceremony 2019


White Coat Fund