CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR GRADUATES on this momentous achievement. On Friday, May 20, we were fortunate to honor all who earned their degree during the first full in-person commencement ceremony in three years. In another new and exciting tradition, we celebrated the accomplishments of our Pharm.D., M.S. and Ph.D. graduates all in one hallowed event.
On the morning of, College of Pharmacy graduates waited in line to enter Bass Concert Hall in processional for their commencement ceremony. Big smiles, shiny tassels and billowing robes were very much in this season—grad season that is.
The auditorium buzzed with excitement as Second Marshall, Dr. Sarah Kubes, announced "Dean Poloyac, The Convocation Has Formed" and so the ceremony began. From the podium, Dean Samuel M. Poloyac welcomed the crowd before an address from Commencement Speaker, Dr. M. Lynn Crismon and remarks from Class of 2022 President Kayla Blackmon.
"As you graduate, you enter a new stage in life with those challenges complementing your academic and educational journey. Your skills will be essential to navigate an ever-changing public health landscape, and I am confident you will make an impact greater than you could ever imagine."
—Dean Samuel M. Poloyac
While the students walked across the stage as newly-minted graduates, Bass Hall reverberated with booming cheers from family members, friends, faculty, staff and well-wishers.
"I speak for everyone in the college when I say: We are so proud of you. Congratulations to all of you, Hook ‘em Horns and thank you for showing everyone that what starts at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy truly changes the world."—Dean Samuel M. Poloyac
Following the ceremony, graduates reunited with family, friends, faculty and staff on the East Lawn to continue the celebration and merriment.
Congratulations to the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022. The College is so, so proud of you, from the bottom of our burnt orange hearts. Thank you for showing everyone that what starts at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy truly changes the world. Hook 'em horns!
Access the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 commencement program here.
Explore the highlights digital photo album from the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 commencement ceremony here.