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Golden Cougars

UHCOP Dean F. Lamar Pritchard, second from left back row, is joined by Class of 1967 Golden Cougars, front row from left, Rual Martinez Jr., Edna Houston and Jerry Thiem, and, back row, Charles Janak, Royce Jackson and Thomas Cammack Jr. at the 2017 UHCOP Convocation & Golden Cougar Walk.

Celebrating Pharmacy's Golden Cougars: Class of 1971 Alumni

Golden Cougar Virtual VIP Session (prior to Class of 2021 Awards Reception)
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
RSVP for VIP Session
Contact: Beth Borck, 713-743-9927

UHCOP Class of 1971 Golden Cougar Walk + Post-Commencement Luncheon
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Time: 9 am - 11 am Commencement; 12 pm Luncheon
Location: Cullen Performance Hall, 4300 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204
RSVP for Cougar Walk/Luncheon
Contact: Beth Borck, 713-743-9927

Several years ago, UH College of Pharmacy introduced a new tradition to the annual Commencement Ceremony: welcoming back its "Golden Cougar" alumni to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation from the college.

We are excited to welcome the Class of 1971 back to campus virtually, and in person, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of your graduation from the College. This year, we are offering two ways to celebrate; we welcome you to attend one or both.

The members of the Graduating Class of 1971 are invited to attend a Golden Cougars Virtual VIP Session – prior to our virtual graduation banquet – on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Hear directly from Dean Pritchard and other college leaders about the state of the college and our plans for the future, catch up with classmates, and speak to faculty members.

The in-person Commencement Ceremony/Golden Cougar Walk will be held at Cullen Performance Hall on Thursday, May 13, 2021, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Due to social distancing and maximum capacity guidelines, we can only accommodate a maximum of 2 guests per Golden Cougar to attend the in-person Commencement/Golden Cougar Walk. A socially distanced luncheon will follow the graduation ceremony.

In addition, Golden Cougars have an open invitation to join us and members of the graduating class for the Graduation Awards Reception.

For more information about Golden Cougar participation, please contact Beth Borck at or 713-743-9927.

Golden Cougar Activities

Participation in Golden Cougar recognition highlights include:

  • Catch up with classmates and peers
  • Meet the next generation of leaders in pharmacy and research
  • Don the graduate's cap and gown
  • See how the university has grown and developed
  • Experience the excitement of being outstanding member and representative of Houston's only Tier One public research university

UH College of Pharmacy is proud of the accomplishments of its alumni, and we look forward to welcoming you back to mark this momentous occasion.