Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy was ready for school to begin as 225 pharmacy students met before their first class to pray for blessings on the program.
Several of the College’s preceptors and area pharmacists attended a Pharmacist Prayer Breakfast to fellowship, pray over the student pharmacists, and welcome them to class.
Each of the three classes got out of bed extra early on Wednesday, Aug. 11, to gather on the steps of the newly renovated Burton Health Sciences Center and solicit God’s blessings on the program, Lipscomb’s first doctoral program. Student pharmacists were surrounded by preceptors, donors, faculty members, and staff showing support and giving encouragement.
They were led in prayer by Joe Ivey, Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business, and pharmacy Dean Roger Davis.
“We have an incredible student body and we are so excited about their futures and how their commitment to a profession of service will impact this community and the world,” said Davis. “We have already seen both classes display a high level of enthusiasm about their futures at student events this summer.”
After the special prayer session, all 225 student pharmacists took up their textbooks and headed to class.