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Western New England University Celebrates Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Induction

Published: November 21, 2023 | Categories: Pharmacy and Health Sciences, All News
2023 Rho Chi Inductees

Epsilon Iota, the Western New England University chapter of Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society, celebrated the induction of nine outstanding members from the PY3 Pharmacy Class at an event held on Thursday, November 16, at the Munich Haus in Chicopee, MA.

The Rho Chi Society, established in 1922, is an international honor society dedicated to fostering high scholastic achievement, fellowship among students in pharmacy, and the promotion of pharmaceutical sciences.

The newly inducted members from the PY3 class are Vivian Cheng, Jacob Griggs, Alexis Hemstock, Autumn Kelley, Ashley McNamara, Kayla Roy, Maherah Shaikh, Pedro Sierra, and Christopher Williams.

The ceremony was presided over by Marissa L. Ostroff, Clinical Associate Professor of Ambulatory Care at Western New England University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Dr. Ostroff, also the Faculty Advisor, served as emcee for the event.

The keynote address was delivered by Allissa Long, a distinguished alumna of Western New England University from the Class of 2019. Currently, she holds the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Saint. Joseph's. Notable speakers at the event included Dr. John Pezzuto, Dean of the WNE College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Ostroff.

Western New England University's College of Pharmacy prepares students for their role of "Pharmacist as Educator." The cross-disciplinary approach to teaching includes the theoretical and practical aspects of pharmacy, and also promotes the development of leadership, professionalism, advocacy, and a commitment to community service.