Regina Scott and Summer Schroeder were among just 18 students to be awarded 2009 NCPA Presidential Scholarships nationally. The scholarship winners are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership qualities, interest in independent community pharmacy, and extracurricular accomplishments. The Presidential Scholarship program is made possible through corporate supporters. The 2009 sponsors are AmerisourceBergen, AstraZeneca, CARE Pharmacies, Cardinal, Covidien, Eli Lilly and Company, Forest Labs, McKesson, Pharmacists Mutual, Pharmacy Compounding Centers of America, Pharmacy First Wholesale Alliance, Procter & Gamble, PRS Pharmacy Services, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., and TEVA.
Regina Scott was awarded the 2009 Outstanding member of the year award for the UNM Chapter of NCPA. Each NCPA Student Chapter Member of the Year winner is determined by the people who know them best—their fellow students and the faculty,” said Holly Whitcomb Henry, RPh, NCPA President and Seattle, Washington pharmacy owner. “While that criteria is unique, what makes these students really stand out is their involvement with independent community pharmacy activities and the encouragement they give to others to get involved in this more patient-friendly and entrepreneurial side of pharmacy.
NCPA commended all chapters for their hard work. The award criteria included commitment to community service, creating new members, promoting independent community pharmacy, and advocating legislative action. The selection process was very difficult with so many chapters distinguishing themselves.
The chapters are the most integral part of the NCPA Student Outreach Program that was launched 20 years ago by NCPA Foundation Trustee Joe Mosso, who was president of the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD, which became known as NCPA in 1996). The Foundation has provided nearly $800,000 to help underwrite the program, which is designed to increase student awareness of pharmacy ownership and the entrepreneurial opportunities in pharmacy. There are now over 4,000 student members and 80 Chapters in 109 U.S. pharmacy schools. A few of the most effective and popular programs the chapters encourage members to participate in are the NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, NCPA Ownership Workshops and the NCPA Effective Pharmacy Management Course. Setting up mentorships and rotations with independent community pharmacies is also commonplace.
The University of New Mexico’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 20 North Clark Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL 60602-5109, TEL (312) 664-3575 , FAX (312) 664-4652, URL http://www.acpe-accredit.org/
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