The University of Iowa

College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00am
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Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 10:00am

The College of Pharmacy will celebrate the Class of 2021 virtually on May 13 at 10:00 am. Lucinda Maine, PhD, RPh, will provide the 2021 UI College of Pharmacy Commencement address.

University of Iowa President Bruce Harreld; Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel; Sherry A. Bates of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa; and Dean Donald Letendre will provide messages to students. Graduate Loc Nguyen will be the student speaker. Lucinda Maine, executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, will be the guest speaker.

The ceremony will be live-streamed at the scheduled time. To watch ceremony live, visit this page

For graduates:
Degrees will be conferred and graduates who RSVP Yes will be individually recognized during the virtual commencements. The deadline to RSVP and submit a slide photo is Thursday, April 22 at 11:59 p.m. - RSVP Information. To receive updates regarding the ceremonies we encourage you to sign up for the Spring 2021 Subscription List

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Meet the Student Speaker

Loc Nguyen Recognition Slide

Dr. Loc Nguyen

Doctor of Pharmacy

Class of 2021

"I’m honored for the privilege to speak on behalf of the graduating Doctor of Pharmacy class. This academic year has been our toughest one given the pandemic, social injustice, and applying our knowledge in practice. However, we persevered and are here today.

It’s been a great pleasure to work with the faculty and mentors of this program. Thank you to the families and friends who supported their loved ones throughout. Congratulations Class of 2021! Best of luck in your continued success."

Read more about Loc on Merit Pages