Student Organizations Council Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers
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SOC Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

May 4, 2018

GA-PCOM students, groups and staff were recognized for community work, fundraising and other accolades at annual ceremony.

The Student Organizations Council (SOC) held its annual Spring Banquet in the Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) Atrium on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, where individuals and organizations were recognized for their volunteer work during the past year.

Awards were given for such attributes as collaboration, fundraising and dedication to the community.

Award winners included:

Collaboration Award: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Fundraising Award: Sigma Sigma Phi

First Year Achievement Award (Pharmacy): Jeffrey Clark (PharmD ‘21)

First Year Achievement Award (Biomed): Nicole Forte (MS ’19)

First Year Achievement Award (DO): Kristi Anderson (DO ’21)

First Year Achievement Award (PA): Rachel Todd (MS ’19)

Group Dedication Award: Sigma Sigma Phi

Advisor of the Year Award: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Drew Cates, PharmD, AAHIVP

Staff and Services Recognition Award: Assistant Director of Admissions Darnae Parks

Outstanding Student Leader: Michael Cooley (PharmD ’19)

Outstanding Student Organization: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

In addition, Trina Bursey, Associate Director, Campus Life & Career Planning Services in the Office of Student Affairs, was recognized for her work supporting GA-PCOM’s student organizations.

SOC officers this past year included: Riona Booze (DO ’19), Vice Chair; Jade McLain, (MS ’18), Treasurer; and Betty Boronea (PharmD ’19), Secretary.


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