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St. Louis College of Pharmacy (STLCOP) is a private university in St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 1864 and is located on an 9-acre (0.01 sq mi; 3.64 ha) campus in St. Louis' Central West End medical community. It is the oldest college of pharmacy west of the Mississippi River. Approximately 75% of practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis region are graduates of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.[3]

St. Louis College of Pharmacy
TypePrivate
Established1864
Endowment$76.9 million[1]
PresidentJohn A. Pieper
Academic staff
100+
Undergraduates698[2]
Postgraduates652[2][3]
Location, ,
United States

38°38′13″N 90°15′41″W / 38.6370°N 90.2615°W / 38.6370; -90.2615Coordinates: 38°38′13″N 90°15′41″W / 38.6370°N 90.2615°W / 38.6370; -90.2615
CampusUrban, College town
Main campus: 9-acre (0.01 sq mi; 3.64 ha)[4]
Colors         
AthleticsNAIA / AMC
MascotEutectic
Websitewww.stlcop.edu

In the 2015 to 2016 academic year, enrollment was at 1,350 students,[3] 698 undergraduates, and 652 post-graduates,[2] with incoming freshmen classes of approximately 250 students. These students are taken directly from high school, with applicants also allowed to transfer each year until the first professional year of the program. The College offers both undergraduate and professional degrees and opportunities through partnerships to complete graduate work.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy is accredited by both the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as well as the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2015, the college announced a collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine to create the Center for Clinical Pharmacology, a 12,000 square feet space dedicated to research.[5][6]

PublicationsEdit

  • Pharmakon (Student Newspaper - published quarterly)
  • Script (Alumni Magazine - published biannually)
  • Conjurings (Student Creative Writing/Literary Magazine - published yearly)
  • Prescripto (Yearbook - published yearly)

AthleticsEdit

St. Louis College of Pharmacy teams are known as the Eutectics. The college competes in the Division I of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as an outgoing member of the American Midwest Conference (AMC). Men's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

The STLCOP women's cross country made college history in Fall 2009 when they were the first full team to make it to a national competition. Nationals were held in the state of Washington. They also won their conference meet, which sent them to nationals.

In March 2010, David Baker became the first Eutectic to earn a spot as an NAIA All-American in Indoor Track for his 4:13.50 time in the indoor mile. He repeated the feat again at the 2012 NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships with a 4:08.30 finish. Baker is the only Eutectic to earn All-American honors and recognition of his achievement is displayed on a banner in the school's gymnasium "The Pillbox."

  • Softball (new for 2012-13)

The Eutectics home floor, "The Pillbox", was torn down during the Spring 2014 semester. The new gym is now located in the new Recreation and Student Center.

The men's basketball team was notable for their losing streak of over 100 games, lasting from November 2014 to November 29, 2018.[7][8]

MascotEdit

The Eutectic, also known as Mortarmer "Morty" McPestle was named by the esteemed alumni Dr. John Miller of the class of 2012. He is depicted in his own white lab coat, with a fierce expression ready for competition.[9]

"The 'Eutectic' describes the scientific process of two solids being combined to form a liquid. A common term in pharmacy, it is the perfect metaphor for the St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s intercollegiate athletic program—combining athletics and a demanding academic program." The Eutectic was once recognized as the most esoteric mascot in the country by ESPN.[10]

FraternitiesEdit

St. Louis College of Pharmacy recognizes six professional fraternities and one general fraternity:

All rush and new member activities occur during the fall semester and are open only to second-year students and older who have completed one full semester, have a 2.70 GPA, and were not on academic probation the semester before.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "St. Louis College of Pharmacy". US News & World Report. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Academic Catalog 2015-16" (PDF). St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Campus Construction". St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  5. ^ "Center for Clinical Pharmacology". www.clinicalpharmstl.org. Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  6. ^ "New pharmacy, medical school partnership seeks better, safer medications | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis". The Source. 2015-09-09. Retrieved 2019-08-10.
  7. ^ Giles, Matt. "This College Hoops Team Has 100 Straight Losses, But Who's Counting?". Deadspin.
  8. ^ Giles, Matt. "College Hoops' Most Brutal Losing Streak Is Over". Deadspin.
  9. ^ "Meet Morty The Eutectic".
  10. ^ Lloyd, David. "Eagles, Tigers and Gorloks, oh my!". Espn.com's Page 2. Retrieved 2007-05-02.

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