Reunion Weekend: You CAN go home again!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
By: Cynthia McMullen

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Calling all School of Pharmacy alumni, family and friends! This year’s Reunion Weekend theme is “Yesterday Once More.” You don’t have to remember the Carpenters’ version of the song (circa 1973) to get the gist of it: Whether you graduated 50 years ago or five years ago, a spring visit to the MCV Campus will revive your memories, your friendships, your spirits.

The MCV Alumni Association has lots in store for you April 17-19, and so does the School of Pharmacy. School-specific activities include the class of 1965’s 50-year dinner (many congratulations to you all!) on Friday evening, and class parties are planned for 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005  and 2010 graduates.

On Saturday, have breakfast with our new dean, Joseph T. DiPiro, followed by tours of the R. Blackwell Smith Building. You’ll learn all about what’s going on at the SOP, from our recent eight-year reaccreditation to big plans for the future.





An all-school reunion dinner takes place Saturday night. Festivities include the celebration of two special SOP alums: Gary Cupit (B.S. ’70), who will receive the Distinguished Pharmacy Alumnus Award, and Patty Slattum (B.S. ’85, Pharm.D./Ph.D. 92), who’s been tapped for the Pharmacy Alumnus Service Award.

Cupit, CEO of the New Jersey-based Somnus Therapeutics Inc., earned his Pharm.D. degree at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science. He currently serves as a member of the SOP’s National Advisory Council. Slattum, who joined the School of Pharmacy faculty a few years after graduating, is professor and director of the Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Program.

Sunday reunion activities include the annual 50-year memorial service and a 50-year grand alumni society induction for members of classes prior to and including 1965.

Other fun weekend opportunities include something for everyone: an MCV Campus bus tour, a historic Richmond trolley tour, a Richmond restaurants walking tour and an MCV Campus block party (bring the kids and the grands!).

Facebook is a great way to establish and re-establish contact with former classmates, but face-to-face is even better. Visit your old haunts and find out what’s new! Make it yesterday … once more.

Can’t join us? We’ll miss you! Keep up with your alma mater via Facebook, LinkedIn and the SOP News Center.