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Student Organizations Council Recognizes Achievement

May 15, 2019

PCOM Georgia's Student Organizations Council board members recognized clubs and individuals for their achievements during the May 9, 2019 banquet.

PCOM Georgia is home to more than 40 student clubs and organizations. The Student Organizations Council or SOC made up of students from each of the college’s programs have the task of keeping the clubs on track. In addition, SOC board members also recognize clubs and individuals for their achievements throughout the year. The SOC Banquet was held on May 9, 2019, and the following recipients were recognized.

Collaboration Award - American Pharmacists Association

The American Pharmacists Association executed many successful events with other clubs and programs on and off campus that have benefitted fellow students and community members. A few highlights over the past year include the National Patient Counseling Competition, HIV testing during PRIDE, and participation in Poison Prevention Week.

First Year Achievement Awards
Brent Chatoff (PharmD ’22), Tyler Raeford (DO ’22), Mingli Feng (Biomed ’20), Leah Collins (PT ’21) and Abigail Zora (PA ’20)

Representing their programs, these students exemplify the PCOM mission statement. They are committed to furthering their intellectual growth through education, leadership and service. Over the past year, these students have participated in mentoring programs in the community, co-founded new organizations on campus, volunteered their time to help others, and organized and planned several events on and off campus.

Fundraising Award - Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi raised more than $4,687 which was the most successful fundraiser on campus this year.

Group Dedication to the Community and Diversity Award - Kappa Psi

Kappa Psi members organized and participated in meaningful community service initiatives geared to serving underrepresented groups.

Unsung Hero Award - Lilytte Tagala (PharmD ’21)
President of the National Community Pharmacists Association

Tagala served the NCPA and the PCOM Georgia campus in many ways, including attending national conferences, coordinating guest speakers, organizing and participating in service projects, all while projecting a positive attitude and a smile.

2019 Outstanding Student Leader of the Year Award - Jeffrey Clark (PharmD ’21)
President, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Vice Chair, Student Organizations Council

Clark has been actively involved in a number of organizations on campus, participated in numerous service projects, and contributed greatly to the campus experience.

Staff and Services Recognition Award - Willie Watts, Plant Operations

Watts has made a significant contribution to campus life and has left a lasting impression on club members. He is always eager to help no matter how big or small the task.

2019 Advisor of the Year - Eric Wang, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kappa Psi Advisor

Dr. Wang goes above and beyond what is required of him and actively helps the organization contribute to campus life.

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About PCOM Georgia

Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical laboratory science, and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment. For more information, visit or call 678-225-7500.

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