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Campbell Comments For Alumni, Students & Friends of Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Physician Assistant Program granted provisional accreditation Inside this Issue Message from the Dean College News

Carrie Rich Hall, previously

Alumni Announcements

the University’s library,

Faculty News

was transformed this spring into a new medical

The Prescription for Our Future: 25th Anniversary Campaign

teaching facility for the PA Program. The first floor of

Message from the Alumni Association President

the building, a 9,200 square foot space, contains six

Class Notes

offices, a 40-seat lecture hall, a physical diagnosis suite, four video enabled practice examination rooms, three study rooms,


he Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) granted provisional accreditation to the Physician Assistant Program at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences in March 2011. “I was extremely delighted to receive the ARC-PA letter granting our program provisional accreditation. My faculty and staff worked diligently preparing for this outcome,” said Tom Colletti, MPAS, PA-C, director of the PA Program at Campbell. “We can now proceed with matriculating our first class and training physician assistants to provide much needed primary care services for our communities.” Classes for the 28-month program will start this August in the renovated Carrie Rich Hall, replete with state-of-the-art educational technology. All 34 seats in the charter class are filled.

a waiting room, a student lounge and two group study rooms. The cost of the renovation was approximately $450,000.

Dean’s Message


n May we recognized our 22nd graduating class during the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ commencement ceremony. This year’s exercise marked a new milestone as the College conferred degrees for graduates who earned their bachelor of science in clinical research or pharmaceutical sciences. We were excited to include these students in our graduation, and I wish each of our graduates the best in their future endeavors. Each year when I see our graduates transition into the workforce, I always think of their potential futures that lay ahead. For our bachelor’s and master’s students, I think of their careers in research and the pharmaceutical industry, and the difference their contributions will make. And for our pharmacy graduates, I think of the patients they will serve and the lives they will change. Another event happened in May that, I believe, will add to our students’ potential futures. Harnett Health System broke ground on a new hospital, Central Hospital, in Lillington, N.C. This facility will serve as a beneficial site for Campbell University to provide interdisciplinary training with our pharmacy, physician assistant and potential osteopathic medicine students. Construction on the facility started the third week of May and the expected completion date is fall 2012. The 50bed hospital will contain an emergency department, imaging, including CT and MRI, cardiopulmonary diagnostics, surgical services, pharmacy, laboratory and other clinical services. The hospital is designed to allow growth up to 150 beds and will be located on Highway 401.


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Our affiliation with the Harnett Health System and WakeMed Health & Hospitals will help us better prepare our students for the future changes in health care. Through interdisciplinary training, students will receive the direction and confidence to practice together. It will help them recognize the true benefit of integrated members of a health care team and allow them to improve patient care. I think it is important to note Campbell University’s progression in health sciences and the proposed School of Osteopathic Medicine is, to a great extent, due to the pharmacy program’s successful foundation. Without the credibility of our pharmacists and the difference they make in the profession, we would not have these new opportunities. I look forward to the continued growth of our educational programs and opportunities to train our students to enhance their potential futures. My goals are still the same as when I arrived at Campbell University in 1985 to start the pharmacy school: to meet the health care needs of our community and the citizens of North Carolina. I thank each of you for the difference you make in your career and for your support as we advance our training. Sincerely,

Ronald W. Maddox, PharmD Vice President for Health Programs Dean, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

College News

CPHS holds 22nd graduation exercise Nearly 175 graduates were recognized during Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ 22nd commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13. This year’s exercise marked a new milestone as the College conferred degrees for graduates who earned their bachelor of science in clinical research or pharmaceutical sciences. A total of 32 bachelor’s, 71 master’s and 103 doctorate degrees were conferred during the program held in the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center. Beth Williams, PharmD, clinical director of pharmacy at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, delivered the commencement message. Williams is an advocate and leader within the pharmacy profession focusing her efforts on patient-centered care and advancing the technical roles of pharmacy. She is the 2001 recipient of the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists President’s Service Award and serves on the CPHS Dean’s Board of Advisors. In her address, Williams encouraged graduates to never lose sight of the reason they went to pharmacy school. “My hope is that you will not get caught up in your job and miss your calling,” she said. “Speak on behalf of your patients. Find your voice, and help others find theirs, to impact patient care.”

2011 doctor of pharmacy class with a mock-up of the tile emblem they are installing in Maddox Hall as their class gift, in addition to an endowment.

2011 doctor of pharmacy class gives largest class gift to date Dr. Beth Williams

Bachelor of science graduates

Doctor of pharmacy graduates Kelly Jones, Pamela Hurdle and Jamie Hull.

Master of science in clinical research graduate, Kelly Mundy, receives her hood from Dr. Diliberto.

The 2011 doctor of pharmacy class announced their class gift during the graduation ceremony on May 13. Providing the largest class gift to date, they collectively chose to install an orange and black tile emblem in the lobby of the Betty M. Wallace Commons Area in Maddox Hall and establish an endowment; both gifts combined total $35,000. As their legacy gift to the college, the class gave back through bricks and mortar to enhance the student experience in Maddox Hall.  The tile emblem includes the icon from the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) logo and will be installed later this year. The endowment will provide various resources for students in Maddox Hall, including furnishings, computer or technology equipment and other needs identified by students. Congratulations to the 2011 doctor of pharmacy class and thank you for your continued support of CPHS.


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Annual Scholarship Luncheon Nearly 300 family members, donors and students attended the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) annual scholarship luncheon on Saturday, March 19. More than 115 scholarships were presented to master’s and doctorate students for their academic achievement and outstanding community service. During the event at McCall Court, located inside the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center, families and students were given time to interact with their scholarship donors and thank them for their support.

Ready, set, go! Participants complete a team building activity called the human knot during PREP in May.

Campbell hosts sixth annual PREP week

Recipients of The Pharmacy Network Foundation Scholarship pictured with foundation member Dr. Jimmy Jackson.

CPHS welcomed 60 new participants to its sixth annual Pharmacy Readiness & Enrichment Program (PREP) on May 14-20. PREP addresses the shortage of underrepresented and financially disadvantaged populations in the field of pharmacy and other health care professions. Students spent the week in residence at Campbell attending classes each day to prepare for the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). They also enjoyed dinner programs designed to expose them to career opportunities and attended mentoring sessions with CPHS faculty, staff and students.

CPHS first in NC to offer diabetes certificate program to assist growing diabetic population

CPHS is offering the diabetes certificate program developed by the American Pharmacists Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators throughout the next year. As the first provider to offer the program in North Carolina, CPHS recognized the growing need for pharmacists to receive this type of training. “Type 2 diabetes has rapidly emerged as a prominent chronic disease state and pharmacists are on the front-line to assist patients in this area,” says Jennifer Smith, PharmD, assistant professor at CPHS and certified diabetes educator.


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The program includes an 18 hour online self-study and 5-6 hours of live training to help participants practice what they learned through the self-study modules. Case-based learning is also utilized throughout the live portion to apply attendees’ knowledge of guidelines and therapeutic management. “This program helps pharmacists get more familiar with how to teach diabetic patients to care for themselves,” explains Smith who is the instructor of the program offered through CPHS. “If pharmacists are more confident in the process, they are more likely to educate their patients.”  During the live session, participants receive hands-on training for meter teaching, insulin instruction, foot exams and the initiation or adjustment of oral and injectable medications.  Participants must also complete an online final exam in order to receive a certificate of completion.  “As pharmacists, we have the opportunity to counsel our patients’ on how to better control their diabetes through their medication regimen,” Andy Bowman, PharmD, director of continuing education. “This program provides the skills to advise our patients and help improve their well-being.” For more information about the certificate program and upcoming session dates visit Catalog.

Alumni Announcements

Burch receives Keith Fearing Community Pharmacy Award

Lib Fearing, widow of Keith Fearing, Jennifer Burch, PharmD ’93, and Ronald Maddox, PharmD, vice president of health programs.

Jennifer Burch, PharmD ’93, received the 2011 M. Keith Fearing, Jr. Community Pharmacy Practice Award from Campbell University on March 31. “This is a great honor,” said Burch. “Receiving this award helps re-ignite my passion for the profession.” Presented annually, the award was created in memory of M. Keith Fearing, Jr., a 1941 Campbell alumnus who was a pharmacy leader in North Carolina. He established the first pharmacy in Dare County in 1947 and served as a founding member of the School of Pharmacy. “Jennifer’s practice epitomizes what the Fearing Award was designed to recognize: patient dedication, community engagement and professional involvement,” said Ronald Maddox, PharmD, vice president of health programs at Campbell University. After graduating from Campbell in 1993, Burch returned to her hometown in Durham,

N.C. to work for her parents at their drug store, Central Pharmacy. “At that time the pharmacy didn’t have enough business for my parents to hire me, so I had to create my own position,” said Burch. She helped her parents expand the pharmacy’s patient care services and compounding lab. Eventually, she was hired as a full-time employee. The family established Central Compounding Center in 2002, splitting their business between two locations in Durham. Two years later, Burch’s parents retired placing her in charge of both stores. In 2006, Burch became a first-time business owner when she opened Central Compounding Center South. In all three pharmacies, Burch provides services to improve her patient’s health. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, weight loss, diabetes and nutritional supplementation are her specialties. She also practices at Durham Internal Medicine where she helps to educate and manage patients with diabetes and other chronic diseases. Through a video feed, North Carolina State Representative Tom Murray congratulated Burch during the award presentation. “Not only is Jennifer a great community pharmacist but she is a real advocate for our profession,” said Murray, who is also a pharmacist. “She understands how to interact with government and community leaders to advance our profession for the benefit of our patients.”

10th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Classic The CPHS Alumni Association raised more than $15,000 to benefit pharmacy scholarships during the 10th Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Classic on April 15, at Keith Hills Country Club. Thanks to everyone who participated in the tournament and have continually made this event a success over the past decade. Pictured left, Christine Cho, PharmD ’10, Jeff Pendergrass, PharmD ’90, Alyssa Woods, 2012 student pharmacist, and Todd King, PharmD ’90, participate in this year’s classic.

Stancil named director of alumni relations Melissa Stancil was named director of alumni relations at CPHS. Stancil has been a staff member at Campbell University since 2008 serving as an admissions counselor and most recently student affairs coordinator for CPHS. In both of her roles at Campbell, Stancil developed relationships with students, donors, and corporate partners and gained valuable event planning experience. Stancil attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar, graduating in 2002 with a bachelor of arts in geography. Prior to joining Campbell in 2008, she worked at Defender Films and Springbanc Group in Los Angeles, Calif., acquiring skills in the areas of event planning, client relationship building, marketing, and cross-cultural communication. “To serve the College in this role is a great honor. I have a sincere heart to serve the alumni and students of CPHS,” says Stancil. “As one of the fortunate to be raised in Harnett County, Campbell University had a great impact on me, so I look forward to working with alumni, faculty, students, and community members to ensure that the Alumni Association remains strong and vibrant.” Stancil and her husband, Rod Hipwell, reside in Buies Creek with their two dogs, Elvis and Maybe. She is currently pursuing a master of arts in mental health counseling at Campbell University’s School of Education.


Faculty News

Rich named first assistant dean for administration Wesley Rich, PhD, was promoted as the first assistant dean for administration at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS). In his new position, Rich is responsible for directing strategic planning efforts, implementing and monitoring program

Michael Adams, PharmD, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, received the Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award at CPHS. He was also named P-2 professor of the year by the pharmacy class of 2013.

assessment activities, performing needs analysis for future health science programs, managing reports for accreditation, and assisting with special projects. “With the growth of CPHS, we’re excited to have Dr. Rich in this new role,” says Ron Maddox, PharmD, vice president of health programs and dean of CPHS. “He has shown tremendous leadership and dedication as an employee and I know he will continue to contribute to the future success of the College through this position.” Since arriving to CPHS in 2007, Rich has served in various leadership roles. As the director of assessment, he was responsible for providing evaluation services to the doctor of pharmacy program and was heavily involved in the College’s ACPE self-study for accreditation in 2009. In addition, he led the strategic planning efforts, taught and advised both

Clinical Oncology Journal of Oncology Practice editorial board.

Antoine Al-Achi, PhD, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, is the inaugural recipient of the Faculty Recognition of Commitment to Research Award from Campbell University.

Liza M. Greene, MMS, PA-C, was appointed assistant professor of health professional sciences. Greene attended the Physician Assistant Program at Methodist University earning her master of medical science. Greene has practiced in family medicine and urgent care, and served as an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology at Campbell University since 2008.

Robert Cisneros, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was selected to participate in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program with AACP.

Julie Hall, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, was named P-1 professor of the year by the pharmacy class of 2014.

Tom Colletti, MPAS, PA-C, director of the PA Program, published “Platelet-Rich Plasma: Effective Treatment for Sports Injuries” in Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Brian Healey, PharmD, adjunct faculty member for clinical research, received the 2010 PPD CEO Performance Excellence Award.

David Coniglio, MPA, PA-C, academic coordinator for the PA Program, was appointed to the American Society of

Betty Lynne W. Johnson, MEd, PAC, was appointed associate professor of health professional sciences. Johnson is a


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graduate and undergraduate students, and served as interim chair for the Department of Clinical Research. As assistant dean, Rich will continue to serve as an assistant professor of clinical research. “I am honored and humbled to serve CPHS in this new role. Considering the expansion of our current programs and an exciting new partnership with the Harnett Health System, I believe this is a defining and exciting time to be a part of CPHS and Campbell University,” says Rich. “I appreciate all the words of encouragement and support I have received from my colleagues. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to Dean Maddox for providing me with this new opportunity.” Rich holds a master of education from Campbell University and received his doctorate of philosophy in research and policy analysis from North Carolina State University.

graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine and holds a master of education from Campbell University. Johnson has more than 20 years of clinical experience practicing in family medicine, women’s health, and vascular and thoracic surgery. She served as an adjunct clinical professor at the Jefferson College of Health Sciences PA Program and a biology instructor at Central Carolina Community College. Cynthia Johnston, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was named eastern region faculty preceptor of the year by the 2011 pharmacy class. Qinfeng Liu, PhD, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences, co-authored the published article “Methods for peptide and protein quantitation by liquid chromatography-multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry” in Molecular and Cellular Proteomic.

Running for the fun of it

100 miles. Have you ever considered running this distance? All at one time? Valerie Clinard, PharmD, accomplished this extraordinary challenge in April, when she crossed the finish line of the Umstead 100 mile endurance run, at Umstead State Park in Raleigh, N.C. Clinard, associate director of the Drug Information Center and assistant professor of pharmacy practice, describes herself as a goal-oriented person, who likes to set big goals. This goal was big, and with the extreme distance of running 100 miles, it’s not one that is conceived overnight. She started running in high school, just for fun and very short distances. Her first race was a 5k that she ran during her fourth year of pharmacy school, eleven years ago. Since then, Clinard added seven 5ks and 10ks (combined), four sprint

triathlons, four half-marathons, one 30k, and five marathons to her list of completed races. The majority of us would be very pleased with this list. But Clinard wanted to keep going. She volunteered at the Umstead race in 2010 and was extremely inspired by the runners. “It is truly an awesome atmosphere at these events. I think you either see something like that and decide you have to do it, or that you want nothing to do with it,” says Clinard. “I saw it as the perfect challenge and I wanted in!” To prepare for the 100 mile race, Clinard hired an ultra-running coach, Ian Torrence, since the ultra-distance is very different from the marathon distance. Torrence devised a training plan for her and provided advice on nutrition, strategy and pacing. Clinard ran a lot of miles each week to prepare her body for the fatigue of the actual race. She also strategized her nutrition, which in an event of this magnitude was very important. By the time of her race, Clinard had her caloric intake down to a science (X number of calories every 15 minutes from a specific source). In January, she ran a 50k as a test run for the Umstead 100 miler. Four months later, she completed her goal and finished the race in 29 hours and 45 minutes. “Amazing” was the word Clinard used to describe the experience. “The day was filled with ups and downs, and there were certainly challenges along the way,” she continued. “My physical fitness got me to the starting line of the race, but my ‘will’ got me through those 29 hours.”

Byron May, PharmD, vice-chair of curriculum and faculty, was selected to participate in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program with AACP.

Melanie Pound, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice, was named western region faculty preceptor of the year by the 2011 pharmacy class.

Kathey Fulton Rumley, PharmD, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, was named the 2011 Acute Care Pharmacist of the Year by NCAP.

Jennifer Smith, PharmD, associate professor of pharmacy practice, was appointed as a member of the 2011 Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Ambulatory

The race was comprised of eight laps, with each lap totaling 12.5 miles. After 50 miles the runners are allowed pacers to ensure that the participants are safe (as you can imagine after running for 20 plus hours, one may not think clearly). For many runners this distance also coincides with nightfall. “I never once thought to myself, I have to run 100 miles today; that would be too overwhelming,” says Clinard. “I took the race lap by lap. Running from 2-7 a.m. was the toughest for me, as I was cold and tired. Seeing the sunrise on day two was invigorating, and I was ready for the final lap! One of my biggest issues during the race was blisters on both feet, which happens to be one of the top reasons people withdraw from ultra-events.” When asked, Clinard wasn’t sure what gave her the drive to take on such a challenging distance except for possibly her determination to reach her goals and the lessons she has learned along the way. “I think people can accomplish anything they set their mind to, as long as they are willing to put in the required effort,” she says. “A lot of the lessons I learned while running are the same lessons that I use in everyday life, such as adapting and overcoming, perseverance, and patience.” Clinard also admits, she loves Skittles and cookies, and running long distances gives her a good excuse to eat them. But overall, she truly enjoys running for the fun of it. Clinard plans to complete another 100 mile race in the future but for the remainder of this year, she’s focusing on 50ks and 50 milers!

Care Pharmacy Council. She is also the recipient of the 2011 American Diabetes Association’s Patient Care Award. Dustin Wilson, PharmD, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was named P-3 professor of the year by the pharmacy class of 2012.


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Watts creates a scholarship for pharmacy students

Dr. Mary Margaret Johnson with her husband, Brandon, and their children, Nicole and Wilson, in their new pharmacy, Johnson Family Pharmacy, in Raleigh, N.C.

Keeping family ties Like many of you, family is very important to Mary Margaret Johnson, PharmD ’05, MSCR ’07, MBA. As a graduate of Campbell University, Johnson holds tight to the tradition of the Campbell pharmacy family and feels it is an extension of her family. Through this connection with the college and her deep family loyalty, she and her husband Brandon established a scholarship in memory of Brandon’s late father, Jimmie Gray Johnson, at CPHS. “Jimmie was terminally ill with stage four lung cancer in 2008 when he watched Brandon walk across the stage to receive his business degree from Campbell,” says Johnson. “It was a proud moment for him, especially since Brandon struggled as a child in school with dyslexia.” Johnson is passionate about giving back because of what Campbell University means to her. “It was at Campbell that I discovered my passion for community pharmacy the first time I heard Dave Moody speak about the possibility of owning a pharmacy,” she says. “I also had the opportunity to work with brilliant students and Dr. Jim Boyd on a business plan that would change my future.” Johnson had numerous opportunities at Campbell, as a student, as a resident at the Drug Information Center, as a faculty member and she was also promoted to administration before leaving in February of this year. “I felt God was leading me down a path straight into servant leadership,” she says.  “Campbell is the vehicle that drove me to where I am today and I know that I can lean on any of my Campbell family members to be there for me.”  This past March, Johnson and her husband, in partnership with Trey Waters, PharmD ’02, opened Johnson Family Pharmacy in Raleigh, N.C., near the intersection of Highways 50 and 42. “Opening a family business has been a dream of mine since my second year in pharmacy school,” she says. “I am now able to serve my community in a very unique way.” Keeping family ties, Johnson was able to support two things close to her heart through the endowment of the scholarship, her late father-in-law and Campbell University. “Campbell will always be special in my heart,” she says. “So as a family, we thought it would be fitting to honor my father-in-law through the 25th Anniversary Campaign.” 8

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At age 12, Mitchell “Mickey” Watts, DSc, started working in a drug store and later turned pharmacy into a career after graduating from the pharmacy program at the University of North Carolina in 1963. “Pharmacy is in my blood,” says Watts, who at one time owned nine pharmacies in North and South Carolina. “And that is why I continue to support it.” Watts and his wife, Linda, recently established a scholarship at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences to provide assistance to dedicated pharmacy students in financial need. “I received so much from the pharmacy profession throughout my career and I want to return that help to someone else through this scholarship,” says Watts. Watts began his career at Medical Center Pharmacy in Concord, N.C. In 1965, he moved to Charlotte to work for ER Squibb & Sons as a pharmacy representative. In 1970, Watts returned to Medical Center Pharmacy where he acquired ownership of his first retail pharmacy. Between 1970 and 2000, he launched nine pharmacies as well as a durable medical equipment company. His most important professional accomplishment was in 1986 when he served as the driving force of the Pharmacy Network of North Carolina. After expanding into a multi-state pharmacy benefit management company, the organization changed its name to Pharmacy Network National Corporation. During its early operations, Pharmacy Network established the Pharmacy Network Foundation which funded numerous scholarships and provided financial support to pharmacy schools in North and South Carolina. In 2007, the Pharmacy Network Foundation made a very generous contribution to Campbell’s pharmacy building campaign and named the facility, Maddox Hall, in honor of Dean Ronald Maddox. “I support Campbell’s pharmacy school because of the community pharmacists the program prepares,” says Watts. “I want to help hardworking students who will graduate and become hardworking pharmacists. Who knows, one of these days it might be one of my grandchildren in the Campbell pharmacy program.”

Long-time supporter of the Campbell pharmacy program, Dr. Mickey Watts, presents the keynote speech at the College’s graduation in May 2009.

25 most memorable moments at CPHS In no particular order, here are the next three of the college’s top 25 memories:

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Board passage rate In 1990, the charter class set a high standard posting a 100% passage rate on the NAPLEX board exam. Throughout the history of the program, the graduating pharmacy classes achieved a perfect passage rate a total of nine times and maintained an average passage rate of 98.3%. The successful passage rate helped build the program’s outstanding credibility and the charter class’s 100% passage will always remain a very memorable time for the college.


The Campbell University Pre-Pharmacy Club presents a check in March 2011 for $5,000 to start a new scholarship for pharmacy students at CPHS.

Paying it forward


Dedicated faculty Dedicated, caring, exceptional, personable, involved, challenging and supportive are just a few of the words used to describe the faculty members at CPHS. Memories sent in from graduates over and over again recognized the College’s faculty as one of the most important influences that made CPHS what it is today. A couple of the comments from alumni included, “great professors who really worked with the students and prepared us for a great profession” and “seeing potential in me during my rotation that I hadn’t seen in myself and encouraging me to do a residency.”

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The Campbell University Pre-Pharmacy Club donated $5,000 in March 2011 to start a new scholarship for pharmacy students at CPHS. “We decided to support the new scholarship in order to provide our members with the ability to continue their education at Campbell,” says Pre-Pharmacy Club President Lauren Fisher, who is a rising junior at Campbell University. The scholarship is named “Moving Forward, Giving Back” because it supports the progression of undergraduate students in pre-pharmacy, clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences who are accepted to the doctor of pharmacy program. “The Pre-Pharmacy Club wanted to support students who complete their undergraduate coursework at Campbell University and then continue into our pharmacy program,” said Pre-Pharmacy Coordinator Brenda Blackman. “Creating this new scholarship was the perfect opportunity. The Club believes in our pharmacy program and wants the perpetuity of an endowed scholarship to assist pharmacy students well into the future.” The Pre-Pharmacy Club will continue to give an annual gift to the fund and invites other donors, including alumni who were members of the Club, to help support the new scholarship. “It is important to the Pre-Pharmacy Club to support the pharmacy program because our members are the future of pharmacy,” says Fisher. “We believe that CPHS has a great learning atmosphere and wonderful faculty who have the ability to enhance students’ education.”

Campbell Comments Campbell Comments is a newsletter prepared for alumni, students and friends of CPHS. The first issue was printed in 1988 under the direction of the brand new Drug Information Center at Campbell. Prior faculty members, Dr. John Mennear and the late Dr. Connie McKenzie, served as co-editors on the project. Today, the CPHS Alumni Association maintains the tradition of Campbell Comments. 


Message from the Alumni Association President

This is an exciting time of year for the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS). We watched our fourth year student pharmacists take the Oath of the Pharmacist and enter into the profession during graduation in May. Our bachelor’s and master’s of Clinical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences students completed their work and began their careers at that time too. Later this summer, we look forward to greeting the class of 2015 for the first time and seeing the classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014 again! Within the Alumni Association we are transitioning to a new group of board members and positions. Our Association has been blessed with great leadership from dedicated and passionate volunteers. I want to say thank you to Steve Kearney for his leadership over the past year; he has been an outstanding president. Steve led the way as we created a new tagline for the Association, “Connect. Support. Belong.” All of the board members worked hard to raise money to support scholarships, coordinate alumni outings, and increase the alumni presence among the current students. The board’s work is made easier by the wonderful alumni relations staff at CPHS, they do so much behind the scenes and are so dedicated to keeping all of us on task – we truly appreciate them. I am blessed to be part of this group of outstanding people! As I begin my year as your CPHS Alumni Association president, I want to first congratulate the class of 2011 on all of your accomplishments and welcome you as our peers. Also, please accept this as an invitation for


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all CPHS alumni, from the class of 1990 to 2011, to become a member of the CPHS Alumni Association. We represent you and serve as a place for you to network, volunteer, lead, fellowship, and support your alma mater. Each of us shares a unique connection that ties us to Campbell University; the Association is a wonderful way to re-connect and feel that sense of belonging again. One of my favorite professional activities is to mentor and precept student pharmacists. I enjoy learning with them and helping them grow. During my year as president, I hope to bring the Association closer to the students by working with the Pharmacy Alumni Student Association (PASA) on some new initiatives. This organization does a great job of engaging students and alumni; I hope to help them create additional opportunities to connect with our talented and distinguished alumni! I look forward to keeping in touch with each of you during this next year. Remember to update your email and mailing address with the alumni office by sending an email to Visit the alumni website, www., and “like” us at “Campbell University School of Pharmacy Alumni Association” on Facebook for details about upcoming events. Until next time!

Leigh Foushee, PharmD ’00 Alumni Association President

Campbell Comments is published three times a year for alumni, students and friends of Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) under the direction of the Office of Alumni Relations & Advancement. Ronald W. Maddox, PharmD Vice President of Health Programs Dean of CPHS Leigh Foushee, PharmD ’00 Alumni Association President Andrea J. Pratt Editor and Designer, Campbell Comments Director of Communications Melissa L. Stancil Director of Alumni Relations Rich K. Koepcke Director of Development

Class Notes Baby Camels

Macon and Ainsley Barlow

Craig Barlow, PharmD ’96, and his wife Susan became the proud parents of Macon Hollis on March 21, 2011. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Their daughter Ainsley is excited to be a big sister. Amanda Barrier Cole, PharmD ’03, and her husband Nick welcomed their second son, Jacob Allen, on Jan. 20, 2010.

Weddings Cynthia Ledford, PharmD ’01, and Joshua Marlowe were married on Feb. 12, 2011. The couple resides in Shelby, N.C.

and medicine. She practices with the trauma surgery service at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, N.C.

Congratulations to the newlyweds Violette Ajiboye, PharmD ’07, and Adeoluwa SunBasorun who were married on May 7, 2011.

Susan English Ross, PharmD ’01, in partnership with Kevin Wilson, opened Roseboro Pharmacy in downtown Roseboro, N.C.

Charlotte Fetterman, PharmD ’10, and Mark Harrell were united in marriage on Dec. 4, 2010. The couple resides in Clinton, N.C. Jennifer Reardon, PharmD ’10, married James Adcock on March 5, 2011 at the Anna Gardner and Robert B. Butler Chapel at Campbell University. The couple resides in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Announcements Peter G. Koval, PharmD ’94, was appointed chair of the 2011 Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Council. Reneé L. Smith, BSPS ’97, MSPS ’01, was appointed to a new validation manager position at Metrics in Raleigh, N.C.

Samuel David Kessell

Andrew Kessell, PharmD ’07, and his wife Laura, PharmD ’06, announce the birth of their first child on March 12, 2011. Samuel David weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. Erika Woessner Mathews, PharmD ’07, and her husband Jacob welcomed a baby girl on Oct. 16, 2010. Emma Grace weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Stefanie Ferreri, PharmD ’00, received the 2011 American Pharmacists Association Community Pharmacy Residency in Precepting Award. Julie Creger, PharmD ’01, recently passed the BCPS exam and is now a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Additionally, she is licensed as a clinical pharmacist practitioner by the NC boards of pharmacy

Trey Waters, PharmD ’02, opened Specialty Pharmacy in downtown Southern Pines, N.C. in March 2011. Holly Gentry, PharmD ’03, received an honorable mention for the 2011 Pharmacy Today One to One Patient Counseling Recognition Program. Mary Margaret Johnson, PharmD ’05, MSCR ’07, announces the opening of Johnson Family Pharmacy on March 28, 2011, in Raleigh, N.C., near the intersection of Highways 50 and 42. Johnson opened the store in partnership with Trey Waters, PharmD ’02. Phil Hopkins, PharmD ’06, is the 2011 Secretary/Treasurer for the Society of Chain Pharmacists in the Tennessee Pharmacist Association. He practices as the onsite clinical pharmacist at Whirlpool in Cleveland, Tenn., on behalf of Walgreens. Ryan and Angie Williams, both 2007 PharmD graduates, are the new owners of Angier Discount Drug in Angier, N.C. Ashley Branham, PharmD ’08, received an honorary mention for the American Pharmacists Association Immunization Champion Award in the individual practitioner category. Ajay Ghanta, MSPS ’10, was recently promoted from temporary assistant scientist to permanent associate scientist-1 at Cirrus Pharmaceuticals, in RTP, N.C.

Heather Bowers, PharmD ’09, her husband Doug, and son Aiden have a new addition to the family! Asher Quinn was born on Dec. 18, 2010.

Asher Quinn Bowers

Nishant Sawant, MSPS ’10, was recently promoted from temporary assistant scientist to permanent associate scientist-1 at Cirrus Pharmaceuticals, in RTP, N.C.


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Reunion 2011 Celebrating the 2oth, 15th, 10th, and 5th year reunions of the doctor of pharmacy classes of 1991, 1996, 2001, and 2006

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2011 6-10 p.m.

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Campbell Comments Summer 2011  

For alumni, students and friends of Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Campbell Comments Summer 2011  

For alumni, students and friends of Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences