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November 9, 2006

College of Pharmacy students receive high honors

Three students in the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s College of Pharmacy recently proved themselves capable of tremendous responsibility and achievement.

Jessica Staples Schutz, a fourth-year student from Jonesboro, received a travel award to attend the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Mo. Oct. 24-29. She was also appointed to the ACCP Student Network Advisory Panel, a national student committee charged with advising ACCP on its interactions with student members.

“My attendance at the ACCP meeting was an experience of a lifetime,” said Schutz. “I am so blessed to have been given the opportunity to attend. It enabled me to network and meet many clinical pharmacists from around the country in every clinical realm. I was able to learn more about areas of clinical pharmacy that I didn't know much about. It also gave me the opportunity to speak with Residency Directors and Residents from many different programs that are of interest to me.”

Morgan Jones, a second year student from Franklinton, was elected as the APhA-ASP Region 6 Member-at-large for the American Pharmacist Association’s Academy of Students of Pharmacy. A Regional Member-at-large is elected at each of the eight APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meetings and has specific duties.

Jones will serve as an alternate APhA-ASP Delegate to the APhA House of Delegates in the absence of the Regional Delegate.

He will also serve as one of the eight members of the APhA-ASP Reference Committee, which meets at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Attendance is required. The Regional Member-at-large also performs any additional policy-related duties assigned by the APhA-ASP Executive Committee.

Jones will serve as a Regional Membership Coordinator by: encouraging all chapters in the region to have an MVP (Membership Vice-president); working with the MVPs at the chapters in the regions to assist them with membership recruitment and retention; working to establish communication with chapters in the region; serving as a liaison between APhA Student Development and Membership staff and the chapters in the region in matters related to membership, including membership drives; assisting the chapters in the region to set reasonable membership goals at the APhA Summer Leadership Institute; presenting a business report at the region’s Membership Regional Meeting (MRM) updating the region’s chapters in their progress toward their membership goals; and promoting APhA-ASP Patient Care Programs to the chapters in the region.

He will serve as the regional contact for the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) by: working to stimulate interest in IPSF in the region; providing information to chapters in the region; encouraging each chapter in the region to have an IPSF liaison; serving as a contact with the IPSF Student Exchange Officers (SEO) and collecting IPSF event forms for the region and forwarding them to the SEO; serving as a contact to the APhA-ASP Staff Liaison and the APhA-ASP Executive Committee with regards to IPSF; working with the Regional Delegate in the development of the four regional newsletters. The Regional Member-at-large is responsible for submitting one article per issue.

Finally, Jones will assist the MRM Coordinator as needed with preparations for the MRM.

Bradley Gulotta, a second year student from Independence, gave a presentation at the mid-year regional Academy of Student Pharmacist’s meeting during the patient care session about the heartburn awareness challenge. The challenge is a national project for the organization.

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