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Second career helps Brady soar
For 29 years, Mike Brady worked for the airline industry. The first seven years with Frontier, and the last 22 with United. He was a lead ramp representative, working aircraft in and out of Denver International Airport.
Becoming increasingly disenchanted with the industry post 911, Mike began contemplating life after United. And when his eldest daughter graduated from college he started to seriously think about going back to school himself – something he started at 18, but never finished. “With a family to support life just got in the way, so college was put on hold,” says Mike. With hopes of becoming a high school math and science teacher, Mike began taking classes part time at the Community College of Aurora. “It was a great program for someone working full time,” says Mike. And in 2004, he switched to pre pharmacy. On his birthday, April 6, 2006, he received his acceptance letter from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and enrolled as one of the oldest students in the class of 2010. “No pressure,” Mike says. “I had no idea how challenging it would be. I took everything day by day, semester by semester.” “I’m glad I went back to school when I did. I had a whole lifetime of experience that gave me perspective. And truth be told, I wasn’t disciplined enough the first time around.” Now facing graduation and a second career, Mike is enthusiastically embracing his future. His goal is to work for Kaiser Permanente full time after graduation. Having interned with the company for 2 ½ years, he fell in love with its business model. “I love the company. I love its philosophy – working as a team with other health care professionals to help patients. It’s the closest to a residency as possible, without doing one.”

	 “I’m	glad	I	went	back	to	school	when	I	 did.	I	had	a	whole	lifetime	of	experience		 	 that	gave	me	perspective.”

Awards presented at the 2010 Awards Convocation April 30
NCPA Outstanding Student Member Awards James Demarest, Kristen Lambert James Rose Steven LoSordo Joanna Puszka Danna Zhen School of Pharmacy Valedictorian Award TEVA Outstanding Student Award School of Pharmacy Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award School of Pharmacy Scholastic Achievement Awards Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Awards School of Pharmacy Professional Achievement Awards Lilly Achievement Award Student Council Presidential Award Kelley Carlstrom John Schoen Amber Britton, Amanda Stahl, Karen Thoresdale Dean’s Distinguished Student Award Holden Community Service Award Jamela Urban Kelley Carlstrom Aaron Lee Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Spirit Award Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award Rho Chi Outstanding Student Award School of Pharmacy Clinical Practice Award Mylan Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Pharmacy Award Colorado Pharmacists Society – Academy of Health System Pharmacists Student of the Year Award Wolters Kluwer Health Facts and Comparisons Award Pharmacists Mutual Award Merck Awards

Ali Baily, Kristin Braschler, Melanie Sauerman Amit Kapadia, Renee Torres

Angela Luetters

Mark Mixon, Ofir Nevo, Jessica Bannon, Kelley Carlstrom Jessica Vaughn Nicole Sheldahl Jill Krisl Student National Pharmaceutical Association

Chris Walton

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Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010

Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010
Coming to America
Not Your Typical Athlete
Motivated by Mentors
Second Career Helps Brady Soar
Alumni Association
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Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010 - Coming to America
Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010 - Not Your Typical Athlete
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Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010 - Motivated by Mentors
Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010 - Second Career Helps Brady Soar
Pharmacy Perspectives - Graduation 2010 - Alumni Association