Haley Sauder, AHS ‘06, daughter of Jeff and Tana, is valedictorian of her graduating class in The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy.
One of 156 bachelor’s degree candidates, Sauder earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmaceutical sciences and graduated with honors as a medicinal and biological chemistry major.
Sauder addressed graduates, faculty and guests at the May 9 commencement exercises. She maintained a 3.9 grade point average and participated in numerous student organizations in which she held leadership roles.
In addition to having 11 semesters on the dean’s list, she is on the president’s honors list and was the recipient of the Ohio Board of Regents Scholarship and a UT academic scholarship.
Sauder’s other honors include the Campus-Wide Community Developer of the Year and Parks Tower Resident Advisor of the Year for 2007-2008.
She also completed an honors thesis in medicinal and biological chemistry and conducted research in a National Institutes of Healthsponsored undergraduate research program.
Sauder is a member of the Resident Student Association, Golden Key International Honor Society and Blue Key International Honor Society.
She was historian for the Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honorary, secretary for the National Residence Hall Honorary, the BSPS representative for the Pharmacy Student Council, chair of the Habitat for Humanity Education and Advocacy committee, and founder of the University of Toledo Club Tennis Team.
Following graduation, Sauder will attend The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine with the goal of becoming a physician.
Sauder was an AHS senior after three years and was in the top 10% of her graduating class in 2006.
At the same time, she graduated summa cum laude with an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest State Community College.
She was chosen by NSCC faculty to address its graduation ceremony that year.
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