The Epsilon Delta Chapter of the Rho Chi Society, the academic pharmacy honor society, was installed in May and 43 students were inducted into membership. The induction address was delivered by Dr. Paul W. Jungnickel, national president of Rho Chi Society. New officers were installed including Joylaina Speaks, president; Brittany Harshman, vice president; Michelle Wang, secretary; Hana Paek, treasurer; and Andrea Douglas, historian. Additionally, 16 students of the Class of 2015 were honored at a graduation luncheon where they received their cords.
Victor A. Yanchick, PhD, Dean Emeritus and Senior Executive Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), delivered the keynote address at the May 29, 2015, commencement ceremony for the second graduating class of the PCOM School of Pharmacy.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal named Sara (Mandy) Wilson Reece, PharmD, to his Commission on Medical Cannabis, a new committee that will help set Georgia’s policies on medical marijuana. Dr. Reece is Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) School of Pharmacy, located in Suwanee, Georgia.
Members of the Generation Rx Club of the GAPCOM chapter of the American Pharmacists Association visited Riverside Elementary School to raise awareness about the pharmacy profession and to educate third grade students about the difference between medicine and candy.