Published on October 11, 2018 by Sarah Waller  
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Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy is proud to announce the formation of its Community Pharmacy Advancement Council.

Composed of local thought leaders in community pharmacy—many of whom are Samford alumni—and a faculty member and student from the school, the purpose of the council is to bring together community pharmacy leaders to exchange ideas, advise the school and offer guidance and mentorship to students.

“Through this endeavor, the school is reaffirming its support of community pharmacy practice, which is where a majority of our graduates and alumni practice. Ultimately, I see this group as a voice for progressive practice in the community setting,” said Michael Crouch, dean of Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

In addition to professor Terri Wensel and third-year Doctor of Pharmacy student Brook Carter, the council’s members include representation from independent pharmacies, chain pharmacies, American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc., and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  • Jeff Church ’95, American Pharmacists Cooperative, Inc.
  • Jason Colquitt ’08, CVS Health
  • Whitney Culpepper ’12, Hoover Hometown Pharmacy
  • Patrick Devereux ’05, FMS Pharmacy
  • Bruce Harris ’12, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Robert Mills ’98, Mills Pharmacy
  • Ben Moultrie ’12, Trinity Discount Drugs
  • Chris Riviere, Walgreens
  • LeighAnna Simmons, CVS Health
  • Kacie White ’13, Cowart Drugs   

The council had its first meeting in September and committed to future meetings and support of a mentoring program for students interested in community pharmacy practice. The first Community Pharmacy Mentoring Group will take place this week in coordination with the school’s celebration of American Pharmacists Month.

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.