By Laura Hynes Jenkins

On June 23, 2017, alumni from the College of Pharmacy’s class of 1977 gathered in Halifax to celebrate their 40th reunion.

Organized by alumni Shoneth Salsman, Vicki Fletcher, Jeannie Collins-Beaudin and Warren Meek, 29 pharmacists gathered with their families for a reunion dinner on Friday evening. Twenty-one classmates returned to campus on Saturday for a tour. Encompassing both the Studley and Carleton Campuses, the tour finished at the Burbidge Building, home of the College of Pharmacy, where attendees were greeted by College Director Susan Mansour for a guided tour and lunch.

“The 40 year pins were a hit!” says Meek, reflecting on the anniversary pins provided to the class by Dal’s Alumni Engagement office. “I was so pleased that we were able to contact 100% of our peers, and 29 of 48 were able to attend.”

Class reunions are a great way to rekindle friendships and revisit Dalhousie. The College of Pharmacy welcomes alumni back to campus throughout the year, with multiple classes holding reunions during Dal’s annual Homecoming celebrations in October.

“It’s incredibly rewarding to connect with our alumni, many of whom continue to be actively engaged in the College activities,” says Mansour.

“Reunions that include a visit to campus provide a unique opportunity for alum to visit the College, learn about what we’re doing and see updates to the Burbidge building. It’s also a great chance for our students to connect with established pharmacists, learn about our program’s history, the close-knit pharmacy community and to hear about interesting career paths.”

Interested in connecting with your classmates? Learn more about planning a Dal reunion and get started by connecting with healthalum@dal.ca.