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The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy welcomed 138 new students in the Class of 2016 during a White Coat Ceremony held in August at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.
Allie Perkins, a 2009 graduate of LaRue County High School, was among the students.
Perkins is the daughter of Tracy Tharp of Hodgenville and Jeff Watson of Elizabethtown; and the granddaughter of Janice Jones of Hodgenville and John and Alice Perkins of Bowling Green.
She works part-time at Rite Aid of Nicholasville
The ceremony concluded the College's annual three-day Professional Development Workshop for new students. The workshop stresses the importance of professionalism as an obligation for those that seek to practice pharmacy. The workshop includes an introduction to the pharmacy curriculum, an orientation to college policies and procedures, and instruction in technology utilized by the program.
The class includes students from 49 Kentucky counties, 11 U.S. states and four different countries.