Posted by Sean Flynt on 2009-08-12

The latest class of first-year pharmacy students arrived at Samford''s McWhorter School of Pharmacy this week. The 128 students represent 13 states, four foreign countries and 57 different colleges and universities.

On Aug. 11 and the morning of Aug. 12, the students will receive information on academic affairs, student affairs, and various other topics, and they will meet the faculty, staff, and administration of the school.

The afternoon of Aug. 12 is dedicated to a discussion of values and professionalism, which will be followed by faculty-led group discussions of four short stories and their significance in regards to professionalism.

On Aug. 13, the students will participate in team building activities on the Quad.

Aug. 14 is dedicated to discussions concerning electronic portfolios and experiential training.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.