Published on March 11, 2014 by Philip Poole  
Taylor Hightower

Samford University pharmacy student Taylor Hightower has been selected for a position on the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Student Leadership Council. As one of only 16 council members from across the country, Hightower will serve as a regional representative and contact for NCPA student chapters and will provide student perspective regarding the development of NCPA programs.

In addition, Hightower will have the opportunity to review chapter reports for all chapters in her region and to travel to at least two schools/colleges of pharmacy to present basic information on community pharmacy and NCPA.

The Student Leadership Council supports the development of future leaders and recognizes student pharmacists who have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and pursuing a career in community pharmacy.  Council members are selected through a competitive application and interview process. 

Hightower is the incoming president of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy chapter of NCPA and is from Hamilton, Ala. She will begin her two-year term on the council in March.

 
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.