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Randy Davis
While in Chattanooga, we had the great pleasure of visiting with Randy Davis ’88. Davis owns Designer Drugs Pharmacy, which specializes in hormone replacement therapies and a unique, proprietary product called CatarActive3—an eye drop that offers a single, simple solution to the need for multiple eye drops following cataract surgery.
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Blake Shoemaker
Our 95 for 95 visits are coming to a close, but we couldn’t end the tour without visiting a few amazing alumni in Chattanooga, Tenn., including Blake Shoemaker ’08, who is currently the pharmacy site manager at Genoa Healthcare, which provides care to patients with complex health and behavioral issues.
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Julie Bohannon
Based in Ooltewah, Tenn., Julie Bohannon ’95 is a proud pharmacy owner and staunch advocate for independent pharmacy. It was apparent the moment we sat down with Dr. Bohannon during our 95 for 95 Tour that her commitment to her patients and community were unlike any other.
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Katie Dyer
During our visit with Katie Dyer ’08, we learned that Solutions Compounding Pharmacy has been considered one the nation’s leading compounding pharmacies for more than 60 years. Dr. Dyer now serves as the establishment’s chief operating officer and one of six pharmacists carrying on this legacy of meeting the individual needs of their physicians and patients.
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Amber Curlette
Every day, Amber Curlette ’12 puts her best foot forward for her patient-forward practice at Publix Pharmacy at Pelham Town Center. It’s no coincidence that her pharmacy is celebrated for its premier customer service.
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Chandni Patel
For the next stop on our 95 for 95 tour, we visited with Dr. Chandni Patel '14, who has opened Forestdale Pharmacy on Hwy. 78 in Forestdale with the hopes of focusing more on her patients and their health.
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Joseph Dean
Joseph Dean spent 25 years of his career at Samford and served as dean of pharmacy from 1991-2006. His impact on the university, the school, its students and our alumni was truly immeasurable. He is a changemaker, and his accomplishments continue to make the future better for us all.
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Class of 1992
Homecoming 2022 was memorable, and the weekend was made even more unforgettable by the Class of 1992! These Samford Pharmacy alumni gathered to celebrate their 30-year reunion from McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
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Mickey Tumlin
You'd be hard-pressed to find an alum more passionate about Samford University than Mickey Tumlin '71. After graduating from Samford Pharmacy, Mickey owned and operated five pharmacies in the Birmingham area, while having a tremendous influence pharmacy in Alabama.
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The Dunlap Family
One of the many benefits of our 95 for 95 Tour is that it allows us to reconnect with old friends! Truly the epitome of the Samford family, the Dunlaps (Tommie, Linda and Page) will be forever connected to McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
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Wells Turner
For the next stop on our 95 for 95 Tour, we headed to Cullman to visit with our good friend and Class of 1966 alum, Wells Turner. Our time together also provided an opportunity to recognize Mr. Turner for his outstanding commitment to McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Samford University and our students.
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Lyndell Brewis
We were fortunate to visit with Lyndell Brewis '62 as part of our 95 for 95 Tour! Lyn was pharmacist and later owner of Forestdale Pharmacy, where he served for more than 40 years.
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Patricia Naro
We were blessed to recently visit with a wonderful former colleague as part of our 95 for 95 Tour. Patricia Baldone Naro ’81, who served McWhorter School of Pharmacy for more than 20 years as director of experiential education and associate professor, retired in 2020.
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Viva Health
We had the best time visiting with all of our friends and alumni at Viva Health during our most recent 95 for 95 visit! Viva Health is part of the the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and proudly describes itself as a health maintenance organization, providing quality, accessible health care.
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Jerame Hill
We’re so very grateful to have had the opportunity to sit down with Jerame Hill '14 for our next 95 for 95 Tour visit. Jerame currently serves as vice president for Visante Inc., a consulting firm focused on helping health systems accelerate strong financial and operational performance through pharmacy.
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Allana Alexander
Allana Alexander ’14 is making big moves, and she told us all about them during our most recent 95 for 95 visit! Allana is now the proud founder, owner and operator of A2 Pharmacy Solutions. Officially opened in May 2022, this innovative pharmacy model puts clinical services at the forefront to help achieve its mission of returning to the roots of pharmacy practice, while further expanding pharmacist accessibility.
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Lea Wolsoncroft
We visited with Lea Wolsoncroft ’94 at Remedies Pharmacy in Hoover as part of our 95 for 95 Tour. Not only is Lea one of the most talented compounding pharmacists in the Birmingham area, she also commits her time to being chair of the NCPA Board of Directors, a community pharmacy educator and more.
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Class of 2012
There is nothing better than hosting alumni on campus! Many thanks to McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Class of 2012 for visiting and serving as the next stop on our 95 for 95 Tour!
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Whitney White (Spotlight)
Many thanks to Whitney White ’08 for serving as our featured speaker for our Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists Summer Breakfast and as a stop on our 95 for 95 Tour! We were grateful to for the opportunity to learn about her, her path to Samford and how she believes alumni can contribute to the field of pharmacy and their alma mater.
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Sandy Sandlin
We had the pleasure of visiting with Sandy Sandlin ’71 and his son, Cole ’08, on our 95 for 95 Tour. This year, Sandy will be celebrating his 50th year of practicing pharmacy in the state of Alabama. Fred’s Pharmacy was opened by Sandy’s father in 1951 (a Howard College Pharmacy graduate) and has been a staple in the Hamilton community ever since.
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Zach Wood
Our 95 for 95 journey next led us to Zach Wood ’11 at Ross Bridge Pharmacy. As the most recent addition to the FMS Pharmacy group, Ross Bridge Pharmacy opened in 2018 and has been a very welcome addition to the popular Birmingham neighborhood.
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Jeff Honea
We were so impressed by the passion for innovation and progress that Jeff Honea II ’19 demonstrated during our 95 for 95 visit to his pharmacy, Chelsea Apothecary. We were reminded that for so many of our alumni, including Jeff, a career in pharmacy is more than a job. It’s a deeper calling to serve your neighbors, your community and the world.
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Becky Arrington
Even though Becky Arrington ’20 is a relatively recent graduate from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, she is proof that hard work and perseverance pay off. We had the opportunity to visit with Becky at the Walgreens pharmacy she manages in Jacksonville, Alabama (right around the corner from her husband and fellow alum, Brent).
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Brent Arrington
Brent Arrington ’19 welcomed us into his Walgreens store in the Saks Community in Anniston, Alabama, for our 11th 95 for 95 visit. Brent and his wife, Becky, both graduated from the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and brought their pharmacy expertise back to their roots upon graduation.
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Yelitza Nieves-Prosper
Our 10th visit on the 95 for 95 Tour was with Yelitza Nieves-Prosper '21 at Christ Health Center in Woodlawn. Yelitza is currently serving as the community pharmacy resident and has cherished this post-graduate experience. As one of McWhorter’s first alumni from Puerto Rico, Yelitza has blazed a path of success that will surely be emulated by many.
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Ryan Taylor
Ryan Taylor '19 recently welcomed us to his fairly new community pharmacy, Helena Drugs, for our ninth 95 for 95 visit. The pharmacy opened during the pandemic and has become an important part of the Helena community quickly.
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Carla Veronese
Carla Veronese ’09 welcomed us to the Birmingham VA for our next 95 for 95 visit. Known for providing outstanding care to more than 71,000 veterans in Alabama and surrounding states, this medical facility has been a part of downtown Birmingham since 1953. Dr. Veronese serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist.
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Carrie Kreps
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carrie Kreps ‘02, consultant pharmacist for Senior Care Pharmacy received accolades for her leadership in the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, a federal effort providing COVID-19 vaccines to people living and working in long-term care facilities. 
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Clay Nolen and Alex Sturdivant
Looking for one of the best new pharmacies in town? If so, head over to The Preserve in Hoover, and you’ll find classmates Clay Nolen '18 and Alex Sturdivant '18 at Moss Rock Pharmacy. It made us proud to see alumni working together to make their dream of pharmacy ownership come true.
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Teri Anders
Rock Creek Pharmacy in Hueytown, Alabama is owned by Teri Anders ’95, and it has been a hub of activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. With fellow alumna Holly Church ’93 and Jammye Holmes ’04 by her side, along with her other dedicated staff, this team administered thousands of vaccines, test and treatments to their patients.
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Dan Gillis
We had the opportunity to sit down with alumnus Dan Gillis, executive director of the Alabama Society of Health System Pharmacists (ALHSP). We are so grateful to Dan and his thoughtful leadership of ALSHP and his unwavering support of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy.
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Lee Harrison
Our next visit on the 95 For 95 tour gave us the chance to reconnect with Lee Harrison ’75 at NaphCare.
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Matt Leach
We were grateful for the opportunity to visit Crestline Pharmacy again for this year's 95 For 95 campaign and chat with the pharmacy’s new owner, Matt Leach ’08.
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April Jones
We were delighted to visit with recent alumna, April Jones ’21, at Children’s of Alabama.
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Bruce Harris
Dean Michael Crouch kicked off this year's 95 For 95 campaign by visiting alumnus Bruce Harris ’12 at American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI).