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I Know What You Did Last Summer...
This summer, scores of area high school students entering their senior year got a dose of pharmacy school during a five-week summer academic program on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The program, geared to providing pre-collegiate students with exposure to various health care fields, requires that participants maintain a 3.0 GPA. They also must be the first member of their family to be college-bound. The pharmacy curriculum was designed and instructed by our school’s Student Ambassadors, a selected group of students responsible for pharmacy related recruiting, community outreach activities and for promoting the profession of pharmacy to middle school, high school and undergraduate students.
Student ambassadors top row, left to right: Imanibom Etukeren, Douglas Clark, Shahrukh Joseph, Andrea Boyce and Ralph Ong. Bottom row, left to right: Samantha Smith, Marlyse Labordo, Kelsey Melander, Sara Roberts and Mikela Elwell.
Student Business Plans Win Recognition
Congratulations to two of our student chapter groups – SNPhA and NCPA. As part of the SNPhA national meeting, our student chapter recently competed in a business plan competition and received first place for the plan they developed for Target. The group – comprised of Kimberly Lewis, Anh Vu and Sam Zakkour – received $1,000 for their chapter. Kudos to NCPA students Wendy Lantaff, Clarissa Manzi and Lucas Smith for placing 5th in the Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte National Student Business Plan Competition. In addition to placing in the top 10, the team members earned individual recognition for their academic and leadership achievements. Both Clarissa Manzi and Lucas Smith each received an NCPA Presidential Scholarship for $2,000 and Wendy Lantaff was awarded a scholarship to attend the NCPA Ownership Workshop in Arlington, Virginia. The team, together with other NCPA members, will attend the Annual Convention from October 13-17 in San Diego, CA to accept their awards.
Trial by Fire
Apartment building fire displaces pharmacy students
This time of year most college students are excited by the First-year pharmacy student prospect of the Shaina Musco discusses start of the school apartment fire year. They are busily decorating their dorm rooms or apartments, purchasing textbooks and getting acquainted with new surroundings. But for first-year pharmacy student Shaina Musco the beginning of the school year was exciting for all the wrong reasons. Five days after moving from Connecticut to Colorado to start pharmacy school, Shaina found herself homeless. Just days after her father settled
her into her new home across the street from the Anschutz Medical Campus her world went up in smoke as fire swept through the apartment complex where she lived. “I feel so lucky,” Shaina said of the fire that killed two people and injured 25. “I got out okay.” Woken by screams from the neighboring apartment building, Shaina saw smoke under her door and headed to a window where she leapt to safety. Fortunately, she was not injured when she jumped from her second floor apartment. She escaped with no shoes and only the clothes on her back and was taken to a Red Cross shelter located at Paris Elementary. In addition to Shaina, three other pharmacy students were affected. Two of whom lived on the third floor lost everything including identification, car keys, electronics, bikes and computer equipment. “The response from the school has been incredible,” Shaina said. Immediately after the fire, the Office of Student Services leapt into action. Without knowing if any pharmacy students were at the shelter, program assistant Cecilia Romero dropped by to
offer support and help. “That was so comforting. She gave me a big hug and asked if there was anything the school could do for me,” said Shaina. While school employees gave the displaced students money, drove them to stores to purchase much-needed items of clothing, arranged housing and donated furniture, a fund was established at Collegiate Peaks Bank to help offset costs for the affected students. “The outpouring of help and kindness has been amazing. It reinforced my view of the school and the people here. It just makes me want to succeed,” Shaina said in gratitude.
How you can help
A fund has been established at Collegiate Peaks Bank by concerned CU employees to help the students cover costs incurred because of the emergency. Make checks payable to the Apartment Fire Fund. Contributions are not tax deductible. The bank is accepting cash and checks. Send checks to: Collegiate Peaks Bank, 2101 N. Ursula St., Unit 25, Aurora, CO 80045.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Contents (Page 1)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Dean’s Message (Page 2)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Dean’s Message (Page 3)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Centennial Scholars (Page 4)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Centennial Scholars (Page 5)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Commencement (Page 6)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Commencement (Page 7)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Commencement (Page 8)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Commencement (Page 9)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Commencement (Page 10)
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Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Faculty (Page 16)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Faculty (Page 17)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Tributes (Page 18)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Tributes (Page 19)
Pharmacy Perspectives - Fall 2012 - Tributes (Page 20)