Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-12-14
Samford University pharmacy graduate Donnie Calhoun, an independent pharmacy owner in Anniston, Ala., has been chosen 2011-12 president-elect of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).
Calhoun, owner and pharmacist at Golden Springs Pharmacy, was elected to the national post earlier this fall. A member of Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy advisory board, he also is president of the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy.
The NCPA represents owners, managers and employees of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies throughout the United States.
Calhoun, a 1987 Samford graduate, has been an NCPA officer and board member for more than 10 years, most recently serving as 2010-11 board chairman. He and his wife, Cynthia Moore Calhoun, a graduate of Samford’s Cumberland School of law, have three children.
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. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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.