Message from the Dean

messageIt is a momentous occasion as we celebrate the commencement of the Class of 2015 of the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. Members of this class began their four-year journey in 2011 to arrive at this significant milestone in their professional careers. Clearly, their commitment and dedication have paid off. On behalf of our faculty and staff, I congratulate each member of the Class of 2015 for his or her academic achievement.

Commencement not only reflects the pride of our entire community, it also serves as an opportunity to reflect on the impact that the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy has had on our lives and will continue to have in the communities in which we live. It is a time for us to rejoice as we commemorate this landmark in the history of South Texas. For these graduates, it is a time of promise, of purpose, and of celebration.

Today, the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy will graduate 86 students – 41 percent from South Texas – with a doctor of pharmacy degree. I am certain that each member of this graduating class is adept in practicing pharmacy as a competent, caring, ethical professional and will continue his or her commitment to lifelong learning to make a difference as a health care professional. These students now join the elite group of 395 former students.

Members of the Class of 2015, I am delighted to be among the first to congratulate you on your graduation! A true measure of your success includes all the benefits others gain from your contributions. The Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy faculty, preceptors, and staff know that you will touch the lives of many and bring laurels and excellence to whatever you pursue. I look forward to your efforts as you become our proud alumni.

Good luck in all that you do and best wishes for a happy, productive career and a meaningful contribution to life.

Gig ‘em!

Indra K. Reddy, Ph.D.

Professor and Founding Dean