Friday, April 26, 2013


Posted by Tony Lin at Friday, April 26, 2013

September 8, 2009 seems like yesterday. In fact, this “overnight” event consists of 1,328 days of laughters, cramming, caffeinated beverages, friendship, and hard work. Many of us have grown while some have chosen to hide from reality for just a tad longer—either way, becoming a PharmD is imminent and hitting the stage at Rackham this Saturday will be bittersweet.

In case you are not familiar with the Class of 2013, here are some unofficial records that were set:

-         Highest occupancy for the first 5 rows in the classroom
-         Most married/engaged individuals
-         Most pledge amount at over $106k
-         Highest exam averages
-         Highest Rho Chi cutoff
-         Highest out-of-state students percentage

As I have been sitting here next to David (aka Dr. Plumley) and Anna (aka A+) for the past 5 weeks at St. Joe’s Ann Arbor, I realized how much I’m going to miss all of my classmates. Judging from all the Facebook activities, I don’t think even infliximab can treat our senioritis. It’s been a long time coming.

I will be honest—the past 4 years have not been the best years for me. However, it is the challenging times that will make the next 40 years even more worthwhile. I have met some of the best people in the MACE (Most Amazing Class Ever) and will be sad but happy (definitely more happy) to see everyone going their separate ways.

Enjoy the moment, live happily. Because when we take off “candidate” in our signature, the world will be ours.

To quote President Mary Sue Coleman: 

      For today, goodbye. For tomorrow, good luck. Forever, go blue!

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