Abby Grady, assistant director of college relations, and pharmacy students Adrienne Busch ’21, Makayla Dudley ’20 and Ashley Mitchell ’20 hosted the College’s first “Future Pharmacist Academy” with Horizons at Ashley Hall (HAH) on July 18.
The College team conducted two different “classes” of about 14 rising first- and second-graders, using fun, hands-on activities to teach lessons about compounding pharmacy, community pharmacy and medication safety.
“Making slime is always pretty popular with the under-10 crowd,” Grady said. “As soon as we started, they immediately cascaded to that table. They were also excited to learn how hands-on a pharmacist is and that a pharmacist is actually a scientist.”
Horizons at Ashley Hall (HAH) is a six-week summer learning experience that supports girls from underserved communities throughout their K-8 academic careers; taking place at Charleston’s Ashley Hall, it is part of the Horizons National program serving more than 5,000 students in 17 states. Students in the “Future Pharmacist Academy” are from Mitchell Elementary and Memminger Elementary.