Sarah Lilley, of Middletown, and Raazi Siddiqui, of Bear, students in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, received their white coats at a ceremony Sept. 28.

The white coat ceremony is an annual rite of passage for students in their first professional year — third year — of USciences' six-year pharmacy program and symbolizes their dedication to the profession of pharmacy and to the care of others.