CORVALLIS - Sixteen Oregon State University pharmacy students have been initiated into the campus chapter of a national pharmacy honor society.

The students were accepted for membership into Rho Chi, the first honorary society established for pharmacy, with the first chapter started in 1908 at the University of Michigan. The second national chapter was founded at OSU in 1922 and there are now 80 chapters at pharmacy colleges throughout the U.S. Undergraduates in the top 20 percent of their class are eligible for membership.

The OSU College of Pharmacy was established in 1898, after a petition drive from the pharmacists of Oregon. Graduates of the college are eligible for licensing as pharmacists throughout the United States.

New members and their class standings include:

ALASKA

ANCHORAGE:

Christopher Kim, senior.

OREGON

CORNELIUS:

Tim Bidwell, senior.

CORVALLIS:

Hatem Dajani, senior; Kenneth Dickason, senior; Melanie Hlavacka, post-baccalaureate; Laleh Sadri-Naini, post-baccalaureate; Gary Traffas, post-baccalaureate.

EUGENE:

Heidi Schilling, post-baccalaureate; Caroline Wolfram, post-baccalaureate.

INDEPENDENCE:

Anita Theime, senior

McMINNVILLE:

Elizabeth Lai, senior.

PORTLAND:

Laura DeSimone (97212), post-baccalaureate.

SALEM:

Duane Hughes, senior.

SHERIDAN:

Gregory Sigrist, senior.

 

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Source: 

Gary Traffas, 541-737-5794