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New PCSP Admissions Director Excited to Help in Pharmacy Students’ Journey

“I look forward to working with prospective students through their enrollment journey at the PC School of Pharmacy,” Leigh Lanford ’98 said about returning to PC as the pharmacy school’s admissions director. Lanford has worked in higher education for 11 years, including eight years in admissions. Her admissions work has focused on enrollment best practices,...

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P3’s Apply Learning During SimMan Week

It was Michelle Castine’s first time ever performing Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS). Fortunately, the third-year pharmacy student from Chapin, S.C., had professors by her side. And, fortunately, Castine’s “patient” wasn’t real. It was a SimMan, or patient simulator that is often used in pharmacy schools. “The scenario was stressful as it would be in...

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New pharmacy students serve the community

Last week, first-year pharmacy student Rachel Blocker didn’t practice using a mortar and pestle to compound medicine. She didn’t practice formulating treatment plans for patients either. Instead, orientation for Blocker included learning how to cut lumber with a circular saw. It was Service Day for the PC School of Pharmacy. Blocker was one of several...

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Pharmacy professor, biology professor awarded research grants

Two Presbyterian College faculty members have been awarded grants for their research at the PC School of Pharmacy and on the undergraduate campus. Dr. Wei Lei, assistant professor of pharmaceutical and administrative sciences, and Dr. Austin Shull ’11, assistant professor of biology, were announced among the Developmental Research Project (DRP) Program grant 2020-21 recipients this...

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Students to Begin Class on Campus, Online

PC School of Pharmacy students will be divided into Blue cohorts and Garnet cohorts when they begin classes on Monday, Aug. 24. Each week, one group will attend classes on campus while the other participates online. “We opted for this hybrid approach to classroom instruction because of the importance of face-to-face interaction between faculty and...

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PC School of Pharmacy enters agreement with Spartanburg Community College

The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy (PCSP) has entered into an agreement with Spartanburg Community College (SCC), a partnership that offers students an opportunity into the School and the pharmacy profession. “We are thrilled to enter into this agreement with Spartanburg Community College,” said Pharmacy Dean Dr. Kurt Wargo. “Through this agreement, students have the...

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Graduation Celebration for the Class of 2020

The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy faculty and staff held a drive-thru event to celebrate graduates of the Class of 2020. Since the annual hooding ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, honoring the school’s newest Doctors of Pharmacy required some creativity. Graduates remained in their cars while faculty and staffed lined the parking...

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President Staton addresses the Class of 2020

Graduating seniors in the College of Arts & Sciences were unable to gather on West Plaza for Commencement on Saturday, May 9. Neither could graduating pharmacy students gather in Belk Auditorium for the Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 8. Since the ceremonies have been postponed due to the pandemic, President Bob Staton ’68 delivered special...

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P4 Spotlight: Samantha Adams

Samantha Adams from Columbia, S.C., is on track to earn her PharmD this month. Check out Samantha’s P4 Spotlight– Why did you decide to become a pharmacist? I’ve always had a passion for helping people. Being a part of the medical field has always been a dream of mine, and pharmacy made perfect sense! I...

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