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Henry Waldo Coe (November 4, 1857 – February 15, 1927) was a United States frontier physician and politician.

Coe was born in Waupun, Wisconsin, to Samuel Buel Coe and his wife Mary Jane (née Cronkhite). After his education and training, Coe went on to become a pioneer doctor in the Dakota Territory, a member of the territorial legislature, and close friend of Theodore Roosevelt.[1]

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  • ✪ University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Commencement - May 12, 2016


- I am Donald Letendre, the ninth Dean in the storied history of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. Our roots go back to 1885. It's my distinct pleasure to offer a heart-felt welcome to President Harreld and other members of the platform, College of Pharmacy faculty and staff, family, friends, guests, and most especially, members of the graduating class of 2016. To each and every one of you, we extend our sincere greetings and thanks for your presence here today. Today marks the college's 130th commencement. The graduates seated before me have completed a long and rigorous course of study. Speaking on behalf the faculty, I can assure you that we are most confident these graduates are extremely well prepared for the challenges of health care delivery in the 21st century. This morning, we are gathered here to celebrate their achievements and bid them well on their impending journey. At this time, I'd to individually, I would like to recognize the individuals joining me here this morning on the platform, starting from my far left, your right, they are Dean Michael Kelly, Associate Dean for Professional Student Affairs and Professor. He will be introducing the graduates during the course of the actual conferring of degrees. But just a couple of comments about Mike. In the nine years that I've been doing this here at Iowa, Mike has been the guy that's run the show. He and his team just do such a magnificent job and we'll comment more about that later, but Mike and his team oversee the administrative and academic functions of our Doctor of Pharmacy program. They're responsible for recruiting, admissions, retention, advising, counseling, so on and so forth. Mike is approachable. Mike is someone who's there when the students need him in both good times and challenging times. Mike is a Hawkeye, through and through. His Bachelor's degree, his Masters, and his PharmD are all from the University of Iowa. We are extremely fortunate to have Mike as a member of our College of Pharmacy family. Next to Mike, we have teachers of the year. Three of the four, in fact. Each year, the College of Pharmacy recognizes outstanding teachers selected by the students. The process begins by soliciting nominations and supporting comments from each of the classes. The results are used to select finalists who are asked to supply documentation describing their approach to teaching and their teaching philosophy. Teaching, learning, and growing quite simply, is why we exist for our students. We are incredible fortunate to have not only these honored four individuals, but a superb faculty with us here today and every day in the classrooms, in the laboratory, hospitals and community-based practice sites. I would ask these four individuals to please stand and remain standing so that we can recognize you as a group once I'm finished announcing your names. It is a distinct pleasure to recognize, and I'm actually gonna start with the faculty side over here, because this year, one of the faculty teachers of the year is Shelly Fravel and Shelly was our Faculty Marshal. Shelly? Shelly right here. Then, Doctors Lloyd Matheson, Dr. Brent Hinds, and Dr. Jeff Reist. Would you all please join me in recognizing our teachers of the year? (applause) Seated next to Dr. Reist is Mr. Jack Evans. Mr. Evans is today's distinguished commencement speaker whom I'll introduce more formally later in the program. And to his right, Mr. Bruce Harreld. We are so honored to have President Harreld with us here today. University of Iowa's 21st president. President Harreld will be formally conferring degrees during today's ceremony, and it'll be during that time that I more formally introduce him as well. President Herrald, we are most honored by your presence. (applause) At this time, I'd like to acknowledge two other dignitaries in the audience here. First of all, Kate Gainer. Kate is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Iowa Pharmacy Association. For those of you that were at dinner last night, you heard some very sage advice offered by Kate. The Iowa Pharmacy Association began in 1880. It was instrumental in actually helping to form the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa in 1885. Kate is only the seventh Executive Director of the Iowa Pharmacy Association in all of those years. She has been CEO for five years. She's the first woman CEO of IPA. And what I can say to you is that the Iowa Pharmacy Association is not only a vibrant, professional force within our state, but it is widely regarded across the United States and indeed, the globe, as one of the formal state societies that our profession has ever seen. We are honored today by Kate's presence. Kate, could you please stand and be recognized? (applause) Her predecessor, Tom Temple, who served as CEO for 34 years, is also in the back of the room and I would like to ask Tom to please stand and be recognized. Tom? (applause) Graduates, you look fabulous. You really look good. I just wanna say that graduates have asked me to assure all the parents in attendance that your daughters and sons dress like this every day. (laughter) All kidding aside, you look most professional. It is my distinct pleasure to introduce soon-to-be Dr. Grant Houselog, president of the class of 2016. Grant is originally from Dubuque. Grant is an exceptional leader, evidenced by his involvement in the College of Pharmacy in various state organizations. He has served as the Student Leadership Council president, has been on the IPA Board of Trustees. He's the recipient of the 2015 Executive Leadership Scholarship and in his spare time, he's employed at the UIHC Department of Pharmaceutical Care in the Acute Care Division. Following graduation, Grant has accepted a position as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Toxicology at the Iowa Poison Control Center in the western part of the state. In my mind, Grant epitomizes the type of balanced student we are trying to nurture here at the UI College of Pharmacy academically driven, professionally engaged, and exemplary in demeanor. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming Dr. Grant Houselog to the podium, where he will provide remarks representing the outstanding class of 2016. (applause) - President Harreld, Dean Lentendre, Dean Kelly, distinguished guests, faculty, staff, family and friends, and of course, my fellow classmates, today, we come together to celebrate the accomplishments of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy class of 2016. It seems like just yesterday that we were in this same room, receiving our white coats and embarking on our epic journey into the incredible world of pharmacy. We listened to Dean Letendre talk about the path that would lead to today and first met many of the mentors that would guide us to success and come to our rescue when our path became dim. We each had our name read as we crossed the stage and presented with our white coat. Today, we will once again cross this same stage as our names are read. Only this time, it will have the Doctor title attached. Today, we become Doctors of Pharmacy. Sir Isaac Newton said, "If I have seen further, "it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Many of these giants are in the room with us today. And they have fostered an environment of mentorship that thrives on our successes. Not only do we have incredible faculty that serve as mentors, but preceptors are mentors, families are mentors, friends are mentors, and we even have peer mentors to each other. To all of our mentors, faculty, staff, preceptors, family and friends, we, the class of 2016, wish to extend to you our deepest and most heartfelt thank you. (applause) People always say that pharmacy is a small world and they surely aren't kidding. But what makes it such a small world? I like to believe that it's because as classmates, we've learned to look out for each other, regardless of the situation. We were told right from the beginning that the competition was over, that we all made it into pharmacy school, and that success of the individual was just as important as the success of the class. We wanna see each other succeed, and I'm confident that this mindset carries over into practice as well. I've seen it at professional meetings, conferences, and especially, in practice itself. As we leave the room today, we will continue the epic journey we've only just begun. Some of us will pursue careers in community pharmacy. Some in hospital pharmacy. Some in research or drug development. Some of us may pursue a career in pharmacy that has a road that's less traveled. Or maybe our path and destinations are yet to be determined. Regardless of where we end up and how we get there, we should be grateful for the world class education we received from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. When we applied to colleges of pharmacy, we all had a choice to apply to the University of Iowa. It's true that when we're out and in practice, we'll have the same titles as our colleagues: a pharmacist, a Doctor of Pharmacy. But a Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa carries a certain weight that is undeniable. It is a degree that carries a reputation of excellence and innovation that has shone like a beacon for 130 years. For the last four years, we've been taught by professors who are pharmacy trail-blazers who have shaped and continue to shape the practice of pharmacy. Many of them are among the highest respected experts in their fields. For the last four years, we've been taught my visionaries of groundbreaking practice models. For the last four years, we've been taught by highly sought-after clinical specialists who practice at the very top of their field and are world renowned for the impact they bestow on their health care team. For the last four years, we have all been lucky enough to call this place our home. Our world begins in Iowa. Our journey begins in Iowa. In the worlds of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Do not go where the path may lead. "Go instead where there is no path "and leave a trail." Congratulations to the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, class of 2016. We did it. Give yourself a pat on the back, savor these moments of triumph and excitement, and always hold your head high. Go out and do great things and never forget that today and every day is a great day to be a Hawk Eye. Go Hawks. (applause) - Terrific job, Grant. Had no doubts about the quality and the inspiration that you were gonna provide. So thank you. One more time. Let's give it up for Grant. You think it's easy coming up here? He did a great job. (applause) Grant has several loved ones here today that I would like to acknowledge. I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting them last night at the senior dinner. Once again, like we did with those faculty that we recognized, if I could ask the faculty, pardon me, the family members to stand and remain standing, we would like to acknowledge all of you as a group. First, Grant's father, Gary. I'm not sure where you're family is seated, but, where's Gary? His mum, Diane. His brother, Graham. By the way, who just graduated this week from co-college. His fiance, Elise Fansant. Where's Elise? And by the way, Elise is a 2015 graduate of our college. We don't only produce pharmacists. We produce marriages over here. (laughter) And then, last but certainly not least, his maternal grandparents, Laurie and Luke Bellman, who recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. So to Grant's family. Let's give it up to Grant's family. (applause) Now it's my distinct pleasure to introduce this year's distinguished commencement speaker. I wanna call to your attention, for those of you that could not be there last evening, that Mr. Evans has a special medallion that he's wearing today. That medallion is conveyed by our college as a special keepsake to each year's commencement speaker. It's our simple way of saying thank you for taking the time to come here and being a special part of a very special celebration. When this commencement is done, we will take the medallion back for a few minutes, and we then place that in a special shuttle box which then the commencement speaker can display in his or her home or office or wherever they may so choose. So I wanted to call special attention to that. Jack Evans is the president of the Hall Perrine Foundation. A private philanthropic corporation in Cedar Rapids. Prior to joining the foundation in January of 1996, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of SCI Financial Group, having started with the regional finances services company in 1972. Mr. Evans earned his B.A. in co-college in 1970 and his M.B.A from the University of Iowa in 1972. Currently, he sits on several boards, actually, but I'll just name a few. The Board of Directors of the Gazette Company, Navine Mutual Fund, and he's chairman of the Board of Directors of the United Fire Group. Mr. Evans is currently on the Board of Advisors of the Tippy College of Business here at the university and is a past member of our Board of Regions for the state of Iowa, having served as president pro tem while serving the board, well his service on the board. On a more personal level, many, if not all of you know, that starting next month, we will begin demolishing the Quad which will soon become the home site for our new College of Pharmacy. I wanna share with everyone in this room the work that Mr. Evans did as a member of our Board of Regions to help champion that cause. He's a principled individual. He's a smart individual. He's an individual who communicates exceedingly well. He's a leader. He's a professional. And while Jack is not a pharmacist, let me tell you, Jack is every bit as connected to this college as anyone could be who's not a pharmacist. It is with a great deal of pride that I introduce to you today our distinguished commencement speaker, Mr. Jack Evans. (applause) - Wow. I only wish my kids could've been in the room to hear that. (laughter) Thank you very much. Good job, man. Good morning. Dean Letendre, faculty staff, and most of all members of the families and graduating class of 2016, I, too want to issue my congratulations. I'm delighted to be here today to share in the joy of this celebration. Your graduation is the product of a highly successful team effort. You will be receiving a degree today from a very fine institution that you've heard about. This college is highly respected, as well as being the first public pharmacy college west of the Mississippi. I've read about your top programs as well as your exceptional research work. I must, however, take a moment before we begin, to comment a bit and get back at, I should add, your dean. Donald Lentendre took the deanship the same year I joined the Board of Regions. 2007. I learned early on that this fellow has energy, passion, salesmanship, and most of all, commitment to the college of pharmacy. He had me down to tour the facility. Actually, not a too subtle way to ask for a new building. He was proud, very proud, I might add, of the goals for the students. To pursue professional excellence. To develop a thirst for knowledge and discovery. To exercise civic responsibility. To provide the highest level of patient care. And to foster professional collaborations. And he wanted to be sure that I knew that the College of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa is the largest and most experienced university-affiliated FDA-registered pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the United States. Did I get that right? Okay. (laughter) It was shortly after that that the Board of Regions did approve schematic design and a budget for a $96 million project to replace your current building. Now you all might see why I used the term salesmanship to describe your dean. He's a good salesman. Anyway, back to today. This day is a product of a highly-trained team. We need to acknowledge that team this morning. Today, students, when your parents or grandparents congratulate you, thank them for their love and support. Lee Iacocca, former chairman of Chrysler said, and I quote, "In a completely rational society, "the best of us would aspire to be teachers. "And the rest of us would have to settle "for something less." So as Grant indicated, don't forget to find that special professor, and say thanks. Keep in touch with them. Faculty strive on seeing their students succeed. Thrive on seeing their students succeed. A friend or classmate might also need a thank you as well. You know the members of your nurturing environment. My suggestion today is simply not to let the excitement overshadow those who have helped you along the way. I'd also suggest that you keep the team intact. As you move to the next stage of your career, don't forget your teammates. You need them and they need you. This morning, I'd like to do three things. Share some life lessons that have helped me in my career, discuss the notion of giving back, and finally, be mindful of Winston Churchill's speech-making admonition, be sincere, be brief, and be seated. Your time as Coe is a gift. Your time at Coe. Jeez, I'm sorry. (laughter) Your undergraduate career sort of comes through. Your time at Iowa is a gift. Let me rephrase. A gift you have earned and want to pass on in your career. In your profession, it will be easy to see the results of your gift. Thousands of people will improve their quality of life thanks to your expertise and caring. Share your gift freely and with enthusiasm. Now, if you will, let me turn to some life lessons. One of my heroes, Warren Buffet, has said, "Do what you love with people you respect." A fairly straightforward statement, but I would add, work at making friends along the way. Good friends share joy and divide sorrow. Be a healthy skeptic. Embrace change but never hesitate to challenge when necessary. I spent six years on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and shared the audit committee for four of those years. As one of the 12 regional back audit chairs, we went to Washington D.C. one a year for meetings. At one of these meetings, we went with Mike Kelly, a banker from Dallas and not your Associate Dean. (laughter) At that time, he was one of seven Federal Reserve governors and responsible for the Fed's audit function. A man large in stature, who when he spoke, was impressive. His message was brief and I quote, "Trust is our product." Trust is our product. He continued that the Federal Reserve system is beyond reproach. His direction was to do what was right, tell the truth, and deal squarely with adversity. Reputational risk is something not to jeopardize. I bring up that message today because I think it applies to each of you. Patience will trust you. Trust is also your product. As Fed governor, Mike Kelly said, "Deal with adversity when presented." Tom Brokaw. Think everyone knows here, world renowned broadcaster, spoke several years ago at the graduation of Iowa's College of Liberal Arts and talked about his one year as a student at Iowa. It was a great speech. If you have time, pull it up on YouTube. He pulls out a Hawkeye hat and puts it on and starts out this way. This gentleman is gonna come up and speak soon. He has a four point in chemistry. If I would've been here four years, I would've had a four point too. One, one, one, one. (laughter) He said, "Well, I learned a lot at Iowa." He said, "I learned beer was a food. "And that weekends started on Thursdays." (laughter) "Dates weren't from Western civilization. "They were from a sorority house." And then he got into the more substant part of his talk. But it really wasn't a surprise that he was not so politely sent back to his home in South Dakota after one year where his soon-to-be wife straightened him out, he finished college there, and the rest of history. He dealt with his own adversity. His message was also simple. "How you respond to setbacks "proves your true ability. "Be creative and conscientious when challenged." Your profession will require a certain amount of life-long learning, but I'd like to success that you not restrict it only to your discipline. Grant read Waldo, Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote about paths and create your own and leave a trail, so I don't need to do that again. But I will encourage you to be broad in your thinking. Learn to play an instrument or join a book club. Education is a journey, not a destination. Be active in your children's activities and focus on the work-life balance. It's also been my experience, it never hurts to marry someone smarter than you. I mentioned earlier the importance of making friends. Well, a spouse is a friend on steroids. My bride is here today. We will be married 44 years this summer and it is one of life's true blessings. Please don't change your mind, Nance. (laughter) Work-life balance. A great segway to discussing introspection. I found Sunday afternoons are a good time for a walk to reflect on the past week's activities and think about the upcoming week's activities. This brings me to a curious suggestion. Go to funerals. Not any funeral. Funerals of people you know. It is a good time to see the successes of others as well as pay respect to the family. It's a time to evaluate how your life is doing and are there course corrections that are needed? Charles Wayland, an author, put it another way. You might call this the close notes version. He said, "Read obituaries. "They are like biographies, only shorter." But he went on to say, "They remind us "that interesting, successful people "rarely lead ordinary or linear lives." Remember that listening is a skill. Many years ago, I was on a search committee for a non-profit executive. A candidate came in very well prepared and proceeded to talk during the entire interview. A fellow search committee member said after the interview, "That lad needs to learn that you're born "with two ears and one mouth." I thought that was very good advice. He continued that one should always maintain a calm demeanor and not be afraid to challenge yourself and take calculated risks. In my life, I've been blessed without standing mentors. I would encourage you to find and appreciate yours. They usually are knowledgeable, experiences, and most of all, compassionate. Also, this might seem like a long way off, and not well known as part of the aging process, but realize when you graduate from mentee to mentor. It's not a bad thing. Be aware and thankful for this transition. The last item I'd like to cover this morning is giving back. There's an old saying that's been attributed to a number of famous people and it goes like this, "You make a living by what you get, "but you make a life by what you give." Fulfillment of a life's mission is not always measured by the size of a bank account. It's easier to make a dollar than it is to make a difference. The form of your contribution to society doesn't matter and as Kate Gainer said last night at the award's dinner, "It's up to you how you make the difference." A coach, a teacher, a human service volunteer. You decide. Do good so your community can do well. And don't forget this fine institution. The University of Iowa might not go undefeated in the regular season every year in football, but I'm convinced the university will be a leader in scholarship and service long after we have departed Mother Earth. I think you will find volunteerism enriches one's life, and also helps develop great friendships. Teamwork is a virtue and you have the ability to pick your own team. The country needs you, Natalie Blaine. Jonathan Linder, you can make a difference. Lane Wang and Laura Steinauer, I'm counting on your to keep me healthy. But to all you graduates, this is a great day. Congratulations and may the memories of today be with you long into the future. So good luck. Go forth. Go Hawkeyes. And Godspeed to each of you and thank you for listening. (applause) - Now you can see firsthand why Jack is the kind of man that he is and has been successful as he as been. Jack, those were just wonderful words. Thank you so, so, much. One more time, ladies and gentlemen. Let's thank Jack Evans. (applause) It was not surprising to me that Jack would take a moment and acknowledge his bride, Nancy. Nancy is also a highly accomplished professional. She graduated along with Jack from Coe College. Then she came here to the University of Iowa to pursue law school, practiced law for a few years, and then joined the faculty at Coe College and taught there for many years before retiring just three years ago. I know Nancy's in the audience here today. I would like to acknowledge Nancy. Nancy, could you please stand? (applause) And I do that for two reasons. One, because it's the right thing to do in acknowledging the accomplishments of your partner because they mean so much and enrich our lives. But I wanna point out to the uninitiated that the pinnacle award for our college is the Osterhaus Medal for Lifetime Achievement. Robin Osterhaus, who lives in Macquoketa, and Bob is well into his 80s, has had a long and distinguished career. But on that medallion Bob's likeness is not alone, but rather on that medallion, his wife, Anne, is also represented as a team. So in our college family, that partnership is extremely meaningful and important as represented in our pinnacle award. So today we thank both Jack and Nancy. Thank you. (applause) You know, regrettably, during the time that I've served as dean these last 15 years, our nation has been in conflict in one place in the world or another. And each and every year, at least one member of our college family is directly impacted by loved ones who were helping to serve our country. So if you would please, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the loved one who are in military service and cannot be here today because of their service to our country. Indeed, we enjoy many freedoms because of the sacrifices that these individuals make. May I ask all of you, please, to join me for just a moment of silence as a gesture of thanks to those who are serving our country. Thank you. Bruce Herrald became the 21st president of the University of Iowa on November 2, 2015. He received a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. President Harreld served on the faculty of Harvard Business School from 2008 to 2014 with dual appointments to the entrepreneurial and strategy units. He was faculty chair of the Building New Business and Established Organizations program. He has served in several corporate leadership positions with such companies as Kraft General Foods, Boston Market Company, and IBM, focusing on strategy and transformation. President Harreld has also served as a consultant on leadership, organic growth, and strategic renewal. He is the author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters and has also authored or co-authored several case studies for Harvard Business publications. We are deeply honored today to have Bruce Harreld with us this morning. I can tell you on a personal level as a dean, we are inspired by our president. We are inspired by the direction and boldness that he's taking, and we are excited today to hear this words to our graduating students. President Harreld? (applause) - Can you hear me now? Good morning. Thank you Dean Lentendre. It's an honor to be here. Good morning and welcome to the graduates, to my faculty and staff, colleagues, to the family and friends and to the honored guests. It's my great pleasure to share with you some few thoughts on this joyous occasion. Today, we are celebrating the individual achievements of those remarkable students in front of us who are on the cusp of their professional careers. Having sat a few times where you are, I'm always reminded that you don't get here alone. There are always a number of people who are at your backs. And so, if you don't mind, graduates, would you mind all standing, turning around and thanking those members of the family, faculty, mentors, and teachers who have made all this happen today. (applause) And I'm sure after this, be sure to give some special well-earned hugs to all of them. Over and over again, as some of the other speakers here this morning had mentioned, it's about a family. Family of direct and indirect that makes our lives so special and so much deeper and richer and they've played an important role in your journey here to this very special moment. Just for a moment, just to reiterate, some comments that have already been made, I think these are moments to also reflect on the deep, deep history and legacy of this Pharmacy program. We're one of the top 20 Pharmacy schools in the United States. We're the fourth oldest public Pharmacy school where over 130 years the College of Pharmacy has contributed greatly to the cutting-edge discovery, education and service that marks the University of Iowa's distinction. Graduates, we're proud of your individual accomplishments. They got you here today. They will keep you going in life and we're proud to send you off as part of the great Iowa Pharmacy legacy. If you're staying here in Iowa, thank you. You're joining a many, many Iowa pharmacists. Over half of the pharmacists in the state had been here before you. If you're leaving us to go to some other part of the country or the world, take the excellence, share it, and always look back and come back to be here with your Hawkeye family. Wherever you may go, we hope that you do so with pride, and with success. In the coming months we'll be celebrating, as had already been mentioned, very special building, buildings all across our campus. We're already starting some of that. I also had the tour, Donald Lentendre, that Jack Evans shared. I think there's a salesmanship here coming out, a pattern. Jack had it when the decision was trying to be made. I had it as i arrived no campus to make sure it was continued to be made. And I look forward to many of you as you come back to campus to see in a few years, a brand new, wonderful Pharmacy facility. I will tell you also, Dean Letendre, I would expect that not only what the opening of that facility as much as you have projected about the need for the facility and the desperate condition of the existing facility, that we will rise several ranks in the rankings nationally as we open that new facility. Not to put any pressure on you and the faculty. (laughter) So, just to all remind you, that is a program of excellence, but you also are excellent. Go forth and practice that. Spread it. Bring it back to us. And always remember as you come back, this is your home. Thank you, good luck. And do remember, Go Hawks. (applause) Don? Let's just do it from here. - You're witnessing the first. Again, teamwork right? Contingency planning. President Harreld, I don't need a script to tell you that our wonderful faculty here have determined that the men and women seated before you have met all of the qualifications deemed necessary to graduate from our College of Pharmacy. It is with great pride that I present them to you here today. - On recommendation of the faculty of the College of Pharmacy, by the authority vested in me by the Board of Regions, state of Iowa, I confer on each of you the degree of Doctor of Pharmacy as qualified as designated. Congratulations. (applause) - I'd say we make a pretty good team. Now we get to that special moment where we have the opportunity to both hood our graduates as well as hand out the diplomas. So from this moment until the closing comments, I'm going to turn things over to Associate Dean Mike Kelly who will handle all of the elements of the conferring of the degree. So, Mike? - Thank you, Dean Letendre. It is now my great honor and pleasure to introduce to you the members of the class of 2016. Today, each student will be receiving a hood. This is a symbol of doctoral education. As the faculty marched in, you probably noticed that the trailing hoods are of many colors. The length and shape of the hood indicate the degree that is granted. Aligning displayed the official colors of the university awarding the degree. And the velvet trim indicates the field of study. The hood the students will receive today has an olive coloring that indicated the Clinical Doctorate of Pharmacy. Stars on the gown indicate the levels of academic achievement. These are noted in the program. The cords being worn by some students indicate selected achievements. The purple and white cords are for high academic achievement and membership in the Rho Chi Honors Society. The green and gold cords indicate high achievement in leadership and membership in the Phi Lambda Sigma fraternity. Several of our graduates will receive their hoods from family members that are pharmacists. I will now ask the graduates to begin to line up behind me one at a time, and I will introduce the graduates at this time. There is a professional photographer that will take photographs of each graduate. If you would like, please feel free to come forward and take pictures of your own. Dr. Lloyd Matheson and Brent Hinds will be hooding the graduates. Dr. Grant Houselog, Dubuqe, Iowa. (applause) Dr. Michael El-Kass. (applause) Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Steven Smith. (applause) Dr. Joshua Jebb. Bay City, Michigan. Dr. Jake Meyer. Calmar Iowa. Dr. Alexander Kincaid. Silvia, Illinois. Dr. Tyler Sandahl. Dubuque, Iowa. Dr. Amaris Nicolette Hansen. Bend, Oregon. Jetessa Jate-Lynn Schrank. Battle Creek, Iowa. Dr. Erika Brown. La Crescent, Minnesota. Dr. Carolyn Jean Stoneking. Northwood, Iowa. Dr. Natalie Dawn Blaine. Clear Lake, Iowa. Dr. Chelsea Goldsmith. Chelsea will be hooded by her mother, Mary Goldsmith. Dr. Chayla Renee Stanton-Robinson. Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Brandle Suzette Blakely. Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Marcia Chapman. Marcom, Illinois. Dr. Caleb John Fincher. West Salem, Wisconsin. Dr. Deann Beck. Waterloo, Iowa. Dr. Leslie Ann Noty. Garner, Iowa. Dr. Jessica Elizabeth Goff. Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Michelle LaFever. Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Dr. Jessive Zhang. Barrington, Illinois. Dr. Elizabeth Cataldo. North Barrington, Illinois. Dr. Hao Wu. Shandong, China. Dr. Jacob Peterson. Waterloo, Iowa. Dr. Kyle Walther. Denver, Iowa. Dr. Alex Ruffcorn. Waterloo, Iowa. Dr. Nicole Sly. Amana, Iowa. Dr Monica Rauch. Bettendorf, Iowa. Dr. Robert John Solomon. Mason City, Iowa. Dr. Ann Elise Zepeski. St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Dr. Zepeski will be hooded by her mother-in-law, Kay Zepeski. Dr. Anastia Jane Lundt. Pocahontas, Iowa. Dr. Alyssa Kierston Cosnek. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Dr. Laura Margaret Steinauer. Clarinda, Iowa. Dr. Caitlin Lickteig. Clive, Iowa. Dr. Kasel Sue Abel. Mediapolis, Iowa. Dr. Tiffany Ashley Tierney. Barlett, Kansas. Dr. Kelsey Daedlow. West Branch, Iowa. Dr. Molly Elizabeth Polzin. Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Rylee J. Goosen. Primghar, Iowa. Dr. Mary Ensminger. Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Dr. Noel Dorell Schulte. West Demoines, Iowa. Dr. Laura Ann Hummelgard. Rodney, Iowa. Dr. Kristi L. Sharp. Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Jessie Henry. Colo, Iowa. Dr. Elizabeth Marie Glynn. Ankeny, Iowa. Dr. Jacqueline Nicole Scheid. Hinsdale, Illinois. Dr. Christa Heckenlively. Spirit Lake, Iowa. Dr. Brittany Nicole Dougherty. Mandoline, Illinois. Dr. Britney Lee. Stillmunks. Belle View, Iowa. Dr. Kylee Karlic. Tinley Park, Illinois. Dr. Elisha Andreas. North Liberty, Iowa. Dr. Rebecca Petrik. Sue City, Iowa. Dr. Alyssa Billmeyer. Marion, Iowa. Dr. Adam Barnaby. Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Eric Ralph Stephens. Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Jenna Lensmeyer. Bettendorf, Iowa. Dr. Michelle Lee. Avoca, Iowa. Dr. Corey Marin. Godfrey, Illinois. Dr. Marin will be hooded by his brother-in-law, Jeffery Egan. Dr. Philip Tobias. Barrington, Illinois. Dr. Erin Peck. Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Garrett Fouth. Oglesby, Illinois. Dr. Jeremy Price. Renato Hills, California. Dr. Jeffrey Kofmehl. Storm Lake, Iowa. Dr. Seamus Hughes. Frankfurt, Illinois. Dr. Edward King. Naperville, Illinois. Dr. Ryan Phlan. Cedar Rapids. Dr. Michael Brunner. Wassail, Wisconsin. Dr. Ian Bakewell. Ossian, Iowa. Dr. Johnathan R. Linder. Twin Lakes, Iowa. Dr. Linder will be hooded by his mother, Catherine A. Linder. Dr. Weishi Wang. Coralville, Iowa. Dr. Christian Erickson. Iowa City. Dr. Jacob Goddard. Waterloo, Iowa. Dr. Courtney Noel Brown. Leclaire, Iowa. Dr. Mark Alan Hogan, Junior. Clinton, Iowa. Dr. Gregory Morgensen. East Moline, Illinois. Dr. Christina Miller. Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dr. Hayley Perrin. Council Bluffs, Iowa. Dr. Jeffery Tobias Ross. Roller, Mississippi. Dr. Albert Lloyd Chan. Iowa City. Dr. Lane Ton Win. Sue City, Iowa. Dr. Maya Mesghali. Burlington, Iowa. Dr. Hugh Win. From Vietnam. Dr. Mia Han. Allen, Texas. Dr. Parth Patel. Grinnell, Iowa. Dr. Wahid Habib. San Diego, California. Dr. Mohammad Younus. Desperate Lanes, Illinois. Dr. Courtney Mia Brown. Port Byron, Illinois. Dr. Kolby Shay Sackett. Romaine, Iowa. Dr. Hilary Christine Holt. Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Sylmarie Arroyo. Bronx, New York. Dr. Samantha Sagert. Waterloo, Iowa. Dr. Alcia Berry from Gray's Lake, Michigan. She will be hooded by her uncle, Matthew Berry, and her great-aunt, Jackie Divine. Dr. Sanrael Vinel. Waterloo, Iowa. Dr. Candy Wagenknecht. Leclaire, Iowa. Dr. Laurie Terpstra. Iowa City. Dr. Molly Martin. Orion, Illinois. Dr. Katheryn Marie Caves. Normal, Illinois. Dr. Vi Thum Missiean. Coralville, Iowa. Dr. Brad Waldo. Orange City, Iowa. Dr. Waldo will be hooded by his sister, Christina Kinny. Dr. Christine Kim. Urbandale, Iowa. Dr. Michael Maize. Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Sara Wirth. Bentonville, Arkansas. Dr. Anna Espeland. Winterset, Iowa. Dr. Katherlyn Gross. Marion, Iowa. Dr. Marisa Jorgenson. Gilbert, Arizona. One more time for the class of 2016. (applause) - Thank you, Dean Kelly. Rest of the faculty who participated, thank you so much. Mr. Evans, President Harreld, thank you so much for being a part of this very special celebration. And again, on and on and on but congratulations, folks. Well done. Can you believe four years have blown by, huh? Just amazing. So proud of you. Today is, in fact, a very special day. It marks the culmination of years of effort on the part of many and it represents the beginnings of a new journey into health care in which each of these graduates will undoubtedly leave a profound mark upon whom all they serve. I would like to take a moment to recognize a very special group of individuals. For the past four years, the group of men and women seated to my far left have given much to enrich the lives of our graduates. Intellectually, emotionally, professionally, and I must add, depending upon the subject matter and your level of preparation exam time, spiritually. Frankly, for a secular institution, I have witnessed a whole lot of praying at times. We are indeed blessed to have a truly outstanding faculty and professional staff. Through their research, they are in constant quest of their next critical step in finding new drugs or better ways to deliver health care. And through their scholarship of teaching, they are always striving to impart knowledge, stimulate critical thinking, and hone student's problem-solving abilities. Theirs is clearly a labor of love. Faculty, might I ask you to please stand in unison. And all of you, I ask you that you join me. Please stand. I ask all of you to join me in recognizing these very fine men and women for all they have done for our graduates and for all what they continue to do for the profession of pharmacy (applause) I believe the events of the past two days were simply outstanding and have gone on without a hitch for one reason and one reason alone and that is, we have a remarkable staff. They toil behind the scenes and they do so many wonderful things for our college. All of you do so and help bring a healthy measure of panash that ultimately makes our college so special and the envy of many others. All the planning and attention to detail are evident in so many ways and most especially, in the quality of our functions. I feel very privileged, as you know, to serve as dean and have such a capable, considerate, and caring staff as integral members of our college staff family. Most of these staff are in the back of the room. Might I ask that, please, those in attendance today. Believe me, there are a whole host of other staff that are back holding the front down as they say. But those that are in attendance today, please stand so we can recognize you and thank you for all your efforts. Staff, please stand. All in the back there. I would especially like to thank the parents, grandparents, spouses, other family members and friends of the graduates. Your personal, moral, and of course, financial support has been critical for these graduates who have achieved this important milestone in their lives today. And I'm so appreciative that virtually everyone that has come up here today from Grant to Mr Evans to President Harreld have all said the same. Graduates, once again, please join me in thanking a family and special loved ones for all that they have done for love and support. Thank you again, all of you. I would like to close with this, if I might, please. With just a few personal words to the graduates. It's hard for me to believe that four years have transpired. When I looked in your wide eyes, as I mentioned the other day, looked like deer in headlight at that White Coat Ceremony, and now four years have gone by. This is a beginning point not an end point, as we've discussed. And yes, you knew it was coming. Professionalism. We've come full circle from when we first spoke about professionalism at the White Coat ceremony. You knew I had to raise the issue at least one more time. What you choose to profess and how you exercise all of the privileges that will be bestowed upon you will be decided in the coming days. Pharmacist. Just saying the word connotes much in today's society. Responsibility, respect, integrity, trust, and healing are a few of the things that quickly come to my mind. Henceforth you'll be called pharmacists for several reasons. First, you have earned the distinction that the title carries through your years of study and hard work. But bear in mind, as I said a few moments ago, this is a beginning point, not an end point. You'll always be required to continue to learn and hone your skills for a true health care provider's time as a student never ends. Second, you're about to enter into a very special covenant with the public. That covenant will willingly place lives in your hands and in return, you'll be obligated to draw upon all of your special knowledge and skills to help ensure the health and safety of those for whom you've been entrusted to serve. In that regard, I draw upon the words of Michaelangelo who once said and I quote, "The greatest danger for most of us "lies not in setting the aim too high "and falling short, "but in setting our aim too low "in achieving our mark." Let's set our bar high as you always have. I urge you, please, I know you. Set your bar high. And third, you'll become a member of a very select community. This community called the Profession of Pharmacy is one built upon trust, discipline, communication, collaboration, caring, and a firm commitment to health promotion and disease prevention. Our profession demands these things and our patients have come to expect nothing less. For these reasons and so many more, you'll have the unique privilege of forever bearing the title, Pharmacist. I feel especially proud and privileged to be among the first to call you pharmacists because I know in my heart that each of you is so deserving of this recognition. Once again, to each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart, congratulations. (applause) I wanna say one last thing and that concerns all the little ones that are out there. Those sounds that you hear are music to my ears. One, we are a very family-oriented community ourselves. But secondly, I look at those as future recruits. So we have pamphlets in the back there. So you make sure all those little ones sign those things out because we're looking forward to having other family members join us in years to come. With that, ladies and gentlemen, this concludes the 130th commencement of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. I ask that all attendees please remain seated during their recessional. Once all of the graduates have exited, I invite everyone to please join us in the foyer, as well as out in the patio since it's such a beautiful day for some light refreshments. Thank you all. And go Hawkeyes. (applause) (piano music)



When he was very young Coe and his parents moved to Morristown, Minnesota. After graduating from high school, Coe took classes at the University of Minnesota. He supplemented his studies under the tutelage of his father, also a physician, and attending classes at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. He graduated from Long Island College Hospital in New York in July 1880. He moved to Mandan, North Dakota and was among the first physicians to settle in the Dakota Territory. He was elected to the last territorial legislature (1885) before the territory was divided and achieved statehood. He also served as mayor of Mandan.[2]

While in the Dakota Territory, Coe met the young Theodore Roosevelt, who had gone there to regain his health. Their friendship lasted until Roosevelt's death in 1919.[3]

He and his wife Viola (Boley) Coe, also a physician, moved to Portland, Oregon in 1890 where they focused on treating nervous and mental diseases, and where he owned and operated the Morningside Hospital.[1][4] He quickly rose to a prominent position in financial and political affairs of the Northwest. He was president of the First National Bank of St. Johns, Oregon, president of the First National Bank of Kelso, Washington, vice-president of the Scandinavian-American Bank of Portland, Oregon, director of the Scandinavian-American Savings Bank of Astoria, Oregon, one of the proprietors of the Сое-Furnish Irrigation Project of Stanfield, Oregon, and also had extensive mining interests.

In 1906, he was president of the American Medical Editor's Association.[5]

Always an active Republican he was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions at Chicago in 1904 and 1908, and in 1906 and 1907 was a member for Portland in the Oregon State Senate. As a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt, during his presidency Coe served as a confidential representative of his interest in Oregon.[6] He and his wife would be invited on numerous occasions to lunch at the White House, as guests of both President Theodore Roosevelt and Howard Taft. Dr. Coe and his wife were among a group assigned in 1907 to travel to Panama to report to then President Theodore Roosevelt on working conditions during the construction of the Panama Canal. Henry Waldo Coe would later serve as one of the party leaders of the national Progressive Party i.e. "Bull Moose Party" in the early 1900s. He served a president of Oregon's Roosevelt League.[3]

After retiring from practice in 1920, Henry and his second wife traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.[3] He died after a heart attack in Glendale, California.[1][4]



Coe commissioned and donated four statues to the city of Portland in the 1920s.[1][7]

The Alexander Phimister Proctor statue of Theodore Roosevelt, is in the South Park Blocks.[2][7] Coe knew Roosevelt in 1884-1886 and went on hunting trips with him.[2][7] Coe paid $40,000 for the statue.[7]

Joan of Arc, in Laurelhurst, was made from the original molds of Emmanuel Frémiet's statue at the Place des Pyramides, which Coe saw on a visit to France.[2][7] Portland's Arc statue arrived from France in 1924 and was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1925, honoring the Doughboys of World War I.[7]

Two additional statues were in progress but were erected after Coe's death in 1927.[7] One is the statue of Abraham Lincoln by George Fife Waters, commissioned in 1926 and dedicated at its South Park Blocks location on October 5, 1928.[2][7] The second was George Washington, a statue by Pompeo Coppini, which was dedicated on July 4, 1927.[2][7] It stands at 57th Avenue and Sandy Boulevard, in the center of the Rose City Park neighborhood.[7]

North Dakota

Coe would donate a copies of "Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider" statue to two cities in North Dakota. According to the Inventory of American Sculpture (IAS), the Mandan, North Dakota sculpture is a smaller version of the one commissioned by Coe for Portland in 1920. This statue was dedicated on July 2, 1924 and is located downtown in Heritage Park.[8] A second small version of the statue was also created and donated to the City of Minot, North Dakota by Coe in 1924. It is a key feature of the city's Roosevelt Park.[9]


  1. ^ a b c d "Dr. Henry Waldo Coe Dies in California". The Bend Bulletin. February 16, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved November 27, 2016 – via open access
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Manuscript Collections - Henry Waldo Coe Papers". UO Libraries. University of Oregon. 2009-08-01. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17.
  3. ^ a b c "Henry Waldo Coe". Mandan Historical Society Website. Mandan Historical Society. 2018-06-24.
  4. ^ a b "Henry Waldo Coe Dead". Statesman Journal. February 16, 1927. p. 1. Retrieved November 26, 2016 – via open access
  5. ^ "The Editor's Forum". The Medical Herald. XXV (7): 311. July 1906.
  6. ^ Robert Coe, puritan. Published for private circulation. 1911.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Snyder, Eugene E. (1991). Portland Potpourri. Portland, Oregon: Binford & Mort. pp. 73–79. ISBN 0-8323-0493-X.
  8. ^ "Rough Rider Statue". Mandan Historical Society. 2018-07-04.
  9. ^ "Theodore Roosevelt Statue in Minot". The Theodore Roosevelt Center. 2018-07-04.

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