College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

White Coat Mentors

The White Coat Mentor Programphoto student in lab

Like the bricks and mortar that create the foundation of a strong university, the White Coat Mentor program reinforces the connection and leadership among our alumni, friends and students.  White Coat Mentors support UT College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences students by sponsoring them as they begin their professional years of study. A tax deductible gift of $150 to our progress fund will provide a student with a UT Pharmacy Lab Coat with UT patch and name tag, student membership in APhA, and the opportunity to learn through mentorship.

Sponsor a coat

Become a White Coat/Portfolio Mentor

To inspire a student by becoming a White Coat Mentor, use the secure website to complete the sponsorship form. Your responses about your career and college memories will be presented with the sponsored items to your student at the Professional Advancement Ceremony in the fall. You may choose to allow the college to release your phone number and email address to the student, increasing the value and impact of your mentorship.  You may also decide to make an even bigger impact by sponsoring multiple students.  White Coat Mentorship is a meaningful way to impact the future of pharmacy.

One of our outstanding students describes the importance of White Coat Mentors to UT pharmacy students:

"It means so much to me to know that an esteemed alum is willing to show support for me and my pursuit of becoming a pharmacist.  Hopefully, I can follow in the footsteps of those who came before me and become a great pharmacist.  I appreciate knowing that I have someone with knowledge and experience to look up to for guidance and support throughout the rest of my college career.  I am excited for the rest of my journey."

Contact Information

For more information about the White Coat Mentor program, contact Rachel Zimmerman, the Director of Pharmacy Development, at 419.530.5420 or

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Last Updated: 10/9/20