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Sylacauga’s Gracie Wade earns white coat at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy


AUBURN, Ala. – B.B. Comer High School’s Gracie Wade received her white coat at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony held at The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center.

The Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Class of 2022 joined the Auburn Family on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony is the beginning of a student’s journey in the pharmacy profession.  The presentation of the white coat symbolizes the student’s formal induction into the profession of pharmacy as they continue to learn and train for four additional years.

Wade said she decided she wanted to pursue pharmacy as a career in the sixth grade.  She said, “I knew the medical field was where my heart resided.”

Wade graduated summa cum laude from Comer in 2015 where she played in the band. She was also very active in several clubs serving as President in the Key Club and in her graduating class.

“My plan for pharmacy school is to specialize in pediatrics.  Upon my completion of pharmacy school, I hope to match with a residency program at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham.  Conclusively, I would like to start my career there in the NICU at Children’s of Alabama,” she said.

Miss Wade is the daughter of Keith and Petra Wade and Larry and Angie McConatha. Her grandparents are Ray (late) and Brenda Smith and Jerry and Debbie Wade of Sylacauga.

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