Phi Lambda Sigma inducted more than 60 student leaders from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy into the leadership society during a ceremony, March 27. The inductees featured students who were selected for induction in 2020 and 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of last year’s ceremony.
UF’s Norman Field hosted the outdoor ceremony, which featured an oath of Phi Lambda Sigma and the presentation of student inductees. Shauna Buring, Pharm.D., associate dean and clinical associate professor in the UF College of Pharmacy and a member of Phi Lambda Sigma, presented a historical overview of UF’s Iota Chapter and shared some perspectives on what it means to join Phi Lambda Sigma.
“As we look back on this year, we can all relate to examples of leadership during a crisis,” Buring said. “You are all here because of your leadership, and you have inspired others through your student organizations, school and life. Membership into Phi Lambda Sigma is something you can cherish the rest of your career.”
Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, promotes the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. Members are selected based on peer recognition. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy.