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Student Organizations

ACP provides a number of opportunities for students to gain leadership experience and get involved in the profession of pharmacy. These leadership skills built during your college education can lead to greater success in your future career.

ACP Compounding Club

Introducation

Established in 2016, the ACP Compounding Club is an organization for the students of ACP to foster their learning and practicing of contemporary pharmaceutical compounding. It is offering activities related to compounding of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical formulations. The long term vision of the club is providing the proper foundation to ACP PharmD professional students to establish a successful career in in-house pharmaceutical compounding.

Expanding the Horizon

Pharmaceutical compounding has immense possibility in tomorrow’s era of personalized medication. A professional fraternity like this club will help the students not only stay tuned with the latest compounding technology, but build a nexus with compounding industry.

Organizational By-Laws

  1. There should be at least one compounding event per semester. An “Event” may be defined as in-lab compounding activities, webinar or workshop on contemporary/novel formulation techniques, Seminar or webinar with an invited guest, Poster presentation etc.
  2. The executive committee should meet at least four times a year including election of the executive members.
  3. Memberships should be renewed annually by paying the membership fee.
  4. The President will be responsible for leading the organization and coordinating annual plan of activities with the cooperation of other EC members. The Vice President will be executing the roles of the President in absence or in support of the President.
  5. The Secretary will maintain formulation records obtained from various literatures and selected for in-lab practicing. This person will also be responsible for publicity of the organization via web page and social pages such as Facebook.
  6. The ACC can compound non-medicated items and pursue other fundraising endeavors to further support the club financially.
  7. The club will market the internal competition of Medisca’s Student Pharmacists’ Compounding Competition (SPCC) To the students in the school.
  8. Student membership fees will support a t-shirt for the member and refreshments during club meetings.

Club Logo 

Meeting Schedule

TBA

Organization Advisors

Dr. Mamoon Rashid
Dr. Randy Mullins

Officers

President
Akash Pandit

Vice President
Michelle Lee

Master Formulation Record Keeper (Secretary)
Brandi Fuentes

Treasurer
Adeli Fata

Apothecary Medicinal Plant Society

Mission Statement
The purpose of the Apothecary Medicinal Plant Society is to unite the faculty, students, and staff of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in order to foster an increase in awareness, knowledge, and understanding of medicinal plants and their properties and uses for health benefits. We will explore the roots of our profession as well as the multi-cultural traditions that use medicinal plants. We wish to share what we learn with each other, and with the community, in order to become better pharmacists and to provide a valuable informed outreach in this increasingly popular area of public health interest to promote better health outcomes in the Appalachian Region.

Membership
Membership in the Apothecary Medicinal Plant Society is open to all students of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Members of the faculty, staff, and alumni may also join as associate members.

Dues
Annually $25 or per semester $15

Outreach
Poison Prevention is our focused outreach in addition to increasing awareness and understanding about medicinal plants and their uses for better health. We are sponsored with materials by Blue Ridge Poison Center in Charlottesville.

Current and Future Projects:

Nature Walks (Breaks Park, Grundy Nature Trail)

Establish Medicinal Plant Garden at ACP

Posters on Poison Prevention

Medicinal Herbs

Essential Oils

Summer Health Safety

Yankee Candle annual fundraiser

Annual trip to Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC

Relay for Life

Meeting Schedule

3rd Tuesday/month at Noon – (changes are TBA)
P2 breakout room @ 1st floor of the new Academic Bldg.

Resources

AMPS Constitution

Organization Advisor

Dr. Randy Mullins

Officers

President
Michael McConnell

Vice President
Morgan Cook

Secretary
Kaylee Dye

Treasurer
Brianna Blankenship

Historian
Diana Ajala

Plant Chair
Kristin Cheyenne Burge

Community Chair
Sally Konja

Fundraising  Chair
Miriam Acosta

American Pharmacists Association–Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP): ACP Chapter

Mission
The American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) Appalachian College of Pharmacy Chapter members strive to serve the rural and underserved communities in our country and throughout the world. APhA-ASP ACP Chapter commits to improve medication use and advance patient care by:

  • Providing a common thread between pharmacists, student pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
  • Educating and influencing legislators, policy makes, regulators, and the public to advance our mission and vision.
  • Seeking continuous academic excellence and professional development at the highest standard.
  • Enhancing social and academic learning while developing character and citizenship skills.

Goals

  • To provide professional and medication related services to community members in and around Buchanan county and nationwide.
  • To provide the opportunity for professional growth within ACP students and faculty while promoting the future of pharmacy.
  • To create new standards of leadership, professionalism, membership and patient care.
  • To promote legislative advocacy among student pharmacists at ACP and nationwide.

Meeting Schedule

There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

Organization Advisors

Dr. Todd Carter
Dr. Ingo Engels
Dr. Randall Cole

Officers

President
Will Patterson

Membership Vice President
Abraham Gebremariam

Policy Vice President
Shivaniben Shah

State Association Liaison
Michelle Lee

Communication Vice President
Ashwin Gujar

Finance Vice President
Kinza Ali

Patient Care Vice President
Taylor Lemar

Operation Heart Chair
Ryan Clingenpeel

Immunization Chair
Kristin Cheyenne Burge

International Vice President
Akash Pandit

Historian
Alberto Cruz

Diabetes Chair
Dakota Hayes

Generation Rx
Brandi Fuentes

OTC Medicine Safety
Candice Shay

Project Breathe

Kareem Abdelhadi

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists: ACP Chapter

ASHP Mission:

“The mission of pharmacists is to help people achieve optimal health outcomes. ASHP helps its members achieve this mission by advocating and supporting the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. ASHP serves its members as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.”

The American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) is an organization for students with an interest in pursuing a postgraduate residency or a career in clinical settings. SSHP is the student chapter here at ACP where students are encouraged to get involved to improve clinical knowledge, interview skills, perfect resumes, and network with other pharmacy professionals at local and national conferences and seminars. ASHP has more than 40,000 members including pharmacists, students, and pharmacy technicians. 

On campus, ASHP hosts health-system affiliated speakers at ACP’s semesterly professional seminar series in which all students are required to attend. On a monthly set schedule, ASHP conducts a poster presentation at local grocery store to educated the community on topics pertaining to diabetes, COPD, black lung disease, etc. Another focus of the student chapter is to hold clinical skills practice sessions and a local competition in preparation for the national ASHP Clinical Skills Competition held at the midyear conference each December.

Meeting Schedule

Executive Officers Meetings: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 4:00pm
General Meetings: 4th Monday of the month, 4:30pm

Organization Advisors

Dr. Kristen Wood
Dr. Charla Thompson

Officers

President
Ashwin Gujar

Vice President
Zachary Stevenson

Secretary
Brianna Blankenship

Treasurer
Kaylee Dye

Historian
Michelle Lee

Clinical Skills Coordinator
Akash Pandit

Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists

Mission
“Uniting Pharmacists and students at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. It is the mission of the Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists to provide fellowship, bible study, and prayer to enrich our walk with the Lord, Jesus Christ. We also seek to encourage the advancement of knowledge and ethics in pharmacy practice and to promote community outreach to the Appalachian region.”

Meeting Schedule

There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

Organization Advisors

Dr. Randy Mullins
Dr. Todd Carter
Mr. Wade McGeorge

 Officers

President
Caleb Sample

Vice President
Emily Stacy Tester

Secretary
Sydney Counts

Treasurer
Kacee Boyd

Community Outreach Coordinator
Miriam Acosta

Recruiter
Candice Shay

Historian
Melva Briana Blankenship

Kappa Psi (ΚΨ): Epsilon Delta Chapter

About
As the first national pharmaceutical fraternity, Kappa Psi is now the largest pharmaceutical fraternity with members who are actively practicing in many facets of pharmacy. Many prominent individuals in the profession of pharmacy, both locally and nationally, are members of Kappa Psi. Known as an international professional fraternity, Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation.

The Foundation of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity reinforces itself on the four cornerstones of Fellowship, Industry, Sobriety, and High Ideals. These four values distinguish a member of Kappa Psi and holds him to a higher standard that other organizations try to model after. As a member of Kappa Psi, other individuals of the pharmacy profession hold you in higher regard and expect only the best.

Objective
The objectives of Kappa Psi are:
(a) To conduct a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of its members;
(b) To develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship;
(c) To foster high ideals, scholarship, and pharmaceutical research;
(d) To support all projects which will advance the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them;
(e) To inspire in its members a deep and lasting pride in their Fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy;
(f) To render such other services to its members and its profession as may seem feasible and as may be in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the Fraternity.

Our major activities include philanthropy and fundraising events, community service including healthcare related activities, social events and sharing in many other Brotherhood activities with a main focus on having fun, developing professionally, and serving the community. We also focus highly on scholastic achievement and leadership. Many of our Brothers are leaders in other organizations.

Meeting Schedule

All meetings are closed.

Please contact an officer for more information.

Organization Advisors

Dr. Randy Mullins
Dr. Todd Carter
Dr. Ingo Engels

 Officers

Regent
Brianna Blankenship

Vice Regent
Theresa Pham

Secretary
Candice Shay

Treasurer
Michelle Lee

Chaplain
Reama Darwish

Sergeant at Arms
Ryan Clingenpeel

Historian
Ashwin Gujar

Pledge Educators
Cody Justus
Kinza Ali

Professional Works Chair
Michael McConnell

Webmaster
Alberto Cruz

Social Chair
DeMarko Timmons

Philanthropy Chair
Reagan King

Fundraising Chair
Taylor Lemar

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA): ACP Student Chapter

Mission
We are a student chapter of the national pharmacy association that represents independent community pharmacists in the Appalachia region. We are dedicated to educating ourselves about rural independent community pharmacy.  We are committed to quality pharmaceutical care and maintaining and promoting the health and well being of the public we serve through community service projects.  Also, we value the right to petition the appropriate legislative and regulatory bodies to serve the needs of those we represent.  We are committed to defending our interests in the political arena.

Goals

  • Create a quarterly chapter newsletter.
  • Establish working relationships with community pharmacies in the Appalachian region.
  • Perform community service projects that promote public health.
  • Provide student members with current information regarding issues pertaining to community pharmacy.
  • Empower the community to become political advocates in their healthcare.
  • Encourage the community to become politically aware of issues regarding their healthcare.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings for officers will be held bi-monthly on Wednesdays and the general meeting will be held once monthly. Events will be scheduled in accordance with the Student Leadership Council calendar.

Organization Advisors

Dr. Shamly Abdelfattah
Dr. Randall Cole

Officers

President
Gabe Hunsaker

Vice President
Diana Ajala

Secretary
Ashwin Gujar

Treasurer
Bernard Manu

PICS Chairperson
Linda Oduh

Phi Delta Chi (ΦΔΧ) Gamma Gamma Chapter

Mission
Phi Delta Chi pharmacy fraternity develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. Phi Delta Chi, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its Brothers. We strive to provide quality services to our patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening ourselves as health professionals.

Values
Phi Delta Chi Brothers seek enhanced professional and personal success and satisfaction. Phi Delta Chi helps both pharmacy students and pharmacists improve personal and professional skills, inspiring confidence and character and providing insight into human nature. Phi Delta Chi encourages Brothers to develop as leaders, as excellent pharmacists, and as wellrounded citizens. Excellent pharmacists are the most important product of Phi Delta Chi. In our union, we are Brothers for Life.

The best health care requires pharmacists committed to providing pharmaceutical care. Phi Delta Chi Brothers aim to improve the health of their patients through the delivery of optimal pharmaceutical care. The crowning glory of all Phi Delta Chi Brothers is to serve. By training, educating, preparing, and connecting excellent pharmacists, Phi Delta Chi advances the public health and the profession.

Vision
As a national organization, Phi Delta Chi strives to improve its programs to better serve our Brothers, our profession, and the public. Each Brother strives to improve as a person and as a pharmacist. We all strive to reach more Brothers by expanding to more colleges of pharmacy. And we strive to strengthen our local and national bonds with alumni Brothers across the country.

Action
Phi Delta Chi is America’s first professional fraternity in pharmacy. Since 1883, we have worked to advance the profession of pharmacy and its allied interests, and to foster and promote a fraternal spirit among our Brothers. We intend to continue to be first as a source of progress for the profession. These primary programs will improve our Brothers and their communities:

  • Programs to recognize excellence among collegiate and alumni Brothers and Chapters.
  • The Prescott Leadership Award for excellence in a young pharmacist.
  • Training and education programs to improve therapeutic, leadership, and management skills of pharmacy students and pharmacists.
  • Professional and service programs to help the community.
  • Communication programs and publications to link all Brothers.
  • Fraternal programs to foster our Brotherhood.

Meeting Schedule

All meetings are closed.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding meetings.

Organization Advisor

Dr. Richard Nicholas
Dr. Michael Justice

Officers

Worthy Chief Counselor
Bernard Manu

Worthy Vice Counselor
Beth Emswiller

Worthy Keeper of Finance
Will Patterson

Worthy Master at Arms
Josh Loller

Worthy Inner Guard
Kimberly Joyce

Worthy Alumni Liaison
Linda Oduh

Worthy Correspondent
Brandi Fuentes

Worthy Keeper of Records and Seals
Akash Pandit

Worthy Prelate
Samantha Nadio

St. Jude’s Chairperson
Adeli Fata

PLS – Phi Lambda Sigma
Pharmacy Leadership Society

Phi Lambda Sigma is a fraternity comprised of members that are actively involved in advancing the profession of pharmacy through leadership, professionalism, high moral and ethical character  and academic good standing.

Nomination for membership emanates from the present members of the Society. Prospective members are nominated on the basis of their demonstration of dedication, service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy. By promoting such recognition, Phi Lambda Sigma provides an incentive for the development of future leadership potential for the profession.

PLS Mission, Goals, Objectives

Mission:
To support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development

Goal 1:
Ensure the continuing availability of student and practitioner leaders for the profession of pharmacy.

  1. Develop awareness of the continuing need for leaders in the profession of pharmacy
  2. Promote opportunities and rewards for leadership in the profession of pharmacy
  3. Motivate student pharmacists and pharmacists to accept leadership service opportunities
  4. Promote leadership research

Goal 2:
Acknowledge leadership achievement and award membership to leaders recommended by the Society

  1. Strengthen recognition of Phi Lambda Sigma as the leadership honor society in pharmacy
  2. Promote the national awareness and visibility of Phi Lambda Sigma by linking membership and leadership achievement
  3. Build a sound membership base of students, alumni, faculty, and honorary members.

Goal 3:
Enhance the talent, skill, and effectiveness of leaders for the profession of pharmacy

  1. Support and encourage programs and services to assist those who desire to serve in a leadership role

Goal 4:
Support and encourage sustained leadership commitment

  1. Ensure the continued utilization of the talents, skills, and experiences of existing leaders
  2. Reward students and practitioners who serve the profession in a sustained leadership role

Meeting Schedule

There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

Organization Advisor

Dr. Susan Mayhew

Officers

President
Winnie Wu

Vice President
Valentine Neba

Secretary
Nicole Smith

Treasurer
Rajjit Sidhu

Delta Alpha Chapter of the Rho Chi Honor Society in Pharmacy

The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members.

The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.

Download Rho Chi Society Bylawys here.

Organization Advisors

Dr. Ed Talbott
Dr. Randall Cole

Officers

President
Ayomide Bamgbose

Vice President
Christine Ikekwere

Secretary
Kolawole Kataye

Treasurer
Sushanta Sarkar

Historian
Akinola Adeyemo

Student Government Association (SGA)

Mission

  • Promote the interests of the students of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy.
  • Secure cooperation among the students, faculty , staff, and the administration.
  • Plan and conduct student activities.

Goals

The SGA will:

      • Provide the College’s students with social and community service events intended to enhance student involvement;
      • Create a bond of respect and friendship among students, professors and faculty through planned events;
      • Work together as a student organization to establish a common goal;
      • Enhance scholarship among students by example;
      • Develop self-confidence and enhance leadership skills among SGA members through event planning and coordination;
      • Develop communication skills during student, or faculty, interactions;
      • And enhance social and career networking.

Meeting Schedule

The SGA shall meet on the first Monday of every month or when it is deemed necessary by a unanimous vote of the council.

Organization Advisors

Mr. Jason McGlothlin
Mr. Wade McGeorge

Class of 2020 Officers

President
Zachary Stevenson

Vice President
Theresa Pham

Secretary
Dakota Hayes

Treasurer
Reama Darwish

Class of 2019 Officers

President
Aaron Harris

Vice President
Zachary Vasquez

Secretary
Lauren Compton

Treasurer
Samah Mohamed

Student Leadership Council

Goals

  • The SLC will provide all the College’s organizations with guidance in leadership, management, and communication among organizations.
  • Create a bond of respect and friendship among students, faculty, and administration through social, professional, and community service events;
  • Work together as a united student organization toward common goals;
  • Encourage the development of leadership and communication skills among students;
  • Coordinate event schedules among all organizations and publish a monthly calendar documenting all events;
  • Promote student involvement in and the establishment of different type of organizations;
  • Facilitate open communications between students, faculty, and administration; and
  • Promote and encourage the efficient and ethical operation of all organizations

Meeting Schedule

The Student Leadership Council meets the first Tuesday of every month.

Organization Advisors

Mr. Jason McGlothlin
Mr. Wade McGeorge

Officers

President
Beth Emswiller

Vice President
Will Patterson

Secretary
Akash Pandit

ACP has a new organization on campus — Pro Mè(pronounced pro may) — a volunteer organization founded by Kathleen Jean-Louis and Dr. Kris Preston at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Made up of pharmacy students and pharmacists, the mission of Pro Mè is “healthcare professionals volunteering their talents and time.” The new organization is made up of three divisions (music, performance and art) where members volunteer their talents and time at nursing homes, hospitals and cancer centers.

Meeting Schedule

Organization Advisors

Dr. Kris Preston
Dr. Randall Cole
Dr. Chris Clark

Officers

President
Brian Ngawana

Business Chair
Nicole Jones

Social Chair
Samah Mohamed

Art Co-Chairs
Yamin Ko
Brandi Fuentes

Music Chair
Winnie Wu

Performance Co-Chair
Kolawole Kataye
Krits Singhapakdi

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