ACA Foundation Awards Pharmacy Student Scholarships for Fall 2016
The American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation recently announced the recipients of the Fall 2016 Pharmacy Student Scholarships.
The Presidential Scholarship for Academic and Leadership Excellence has been awarded to Christopher Squires, a student at Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Taylor Schmick, a pharmacy student at the University of Wyoming has been awarded the George Malmberg Student Scholarship for Compounding Excellence.
The Presidential Scholarship for Academic and Leadership Excellence is awarded by the American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation to a student with a demonstrated interest in independent pharmacy, who shows leadership qualities, extra-curricular activities, and a high level of academic success.
Christopher Squires is a student member of both the American College of Apothecaries and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists. Squires’s pharmacy practice goal is to serve the north Alabama community. He has a particular interest in working in both hospital and independent pharmacy to maintain consistent drug therapies as patients transition from hospital care to a community pharmacy.
Squires currently serves as the Auburn Student Representative for the Alabama Pharmacy Association and as the Student Ambassador to the Office of Alumni Affairs for the Harrison School of Pharmacy. During the Spring 2016 semester, Squires was a pre-PharmD Graduate Teaching Assistant for a Pharmacy Law and Ethics course at Auburn.
Within the community, Squires has participated as a Counselor for a Chambers County Medicare Open Enrollment event and at health screenings. Squires is also a member of the Service Committee in the Delta Gamma Chapter of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity.
Squires’s academic and leadership achievements while in pharmacy school have already been recognized as he has been named a Pharmacy Dean’s Scholar, and has been awarded both the James W. and Sarah F. Reid Middleton Endowed Scholarship and the J. Wayne Beech Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
The George Malmberg Student Scholarship for Compounding Excellence is awarded by the American College of Apothecaries Research and Education Foundation to a student with a demonstrated interest in pharmaceutical compounding and independent pharmacy, who shows leadership qualities, extra-curricular activities, and a high level of academic success.
A student member of the American College of Apothecaries and the National Community Pharmacy Association, Taylor Schmick is interested in veterinary compounding and the innovations it offers. Schmick currently works at Quality IV Care/Zoopharm Pharmacy in Laramie, Wyoming.
Within his local community, Schmick conducted a drug take-back program in his hometown of Torrington, Wyoming.
The ACA Research and Education Foundation is proud to recognize Christopher Squires and Taylor Schmick for their achievements.