St. Louis College of Pharmacy Graduates 11 African Americans


St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) graduated 215 students from their six-year Doctor of Pharmacy program in 2016, 11 of whom were African Americans.

This year marked a milestone in the College’s 2020 Strategic Plan, in which a new 213,000 square foot Academic and Research and Library Building was built and opened. In addition, ground has been broken on the construction of a new 193,000 square foot seven-story student center, residence hall and recreation facility, scheduled for opening next year.

Dr. John Pieper, STLCOP’s 4th president, has shown strong commitment to the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative of the College’s 2020 Strategic Plan. Since his Inauguration in August of 2010, Pieper has made great strides in STLCOP’s minority enrollment and graduation, as demonstrated by this year’s number of African-American graduates being the largest ever in a single class.

“It has been a real thrill for me to see our students successfully matriculate through the rigorous academic journey to become a PharmD,” said Dr. Robert Lawrence Salter, president of the STLCOP Alumni Association. “I’m so proud of each and every one of them. Indeed, they serve as great role models to those coming behind them.”

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Source: St. Louis American