Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-10-10

Students in Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy (MSOP) distributed 1,500 packets of information on immunizations and talked to an additional 1,500 people about the subject at the Southern Women's Show in Birmingham Oct 2-5.

Erica Stroom and Justin Vester served as co-chairs of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) project. Other students involved were Amelia Davis, Shea Click, Amy Clark, Holley Rice, Ashley Berkompas, Jessica Lucas, Amber Reynolds, Will Hebson, Melissa Diamond, Amber Wise, Christy O'Neill, Megan Bartlett, Julie Wilbeck, Jaclyn Evans, Jessica Collins, Alison Allbrooks, Brittney Wilder, Rachel Smith, Christian Conley, Amy Bishop, Laura Lofton, Heather Rogers, Chris Chapleau, Farzan Isfahani, Noah Bayens, Tejal Ragha, Suzanne Kerkhof, Amanda Oyler, Lindsay Rich and Whitney Cowart.

MSOP faculty involved were Steve Stricker, Jennifer Beall, D'Andrea Skipwith, Gary Bumgarner, Dee Dugan, Paula Thompson, Amy Broeseker, Condit Steil and Valerie Prince, coordinator. Ronnie Opolka, an officer with the Alabama Pharmacy Association, also assisted in the community outreach program.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.