MUSC Student Handbook
College of Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body for all College of Pharmacy students and represents the student body’s interests. It also functions to assist the administration and faculty in promoting professional attitudes and fellowship. Socially, the SGA sponsors the spring banquet and dance, at which special awards are presented to faculty and students. SGA officers are elected in the spring by fellow students. Any student from any class who maintains a 2.0 GPA or above is eligible to run for office.
|President Elect||Dea Lasic|
|Vice President||Lindsay Pruitt|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Cathy Worrall|
P-4 Class of 2016 Officers
|Vice President||Heather Johnson|
|COP-SGA Rep||Ernest Hood|
|MUSC SGA Rep||Charlene Gravgaard|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Jennifer Schnellmann|
|P-3 Class of 2017 Officers|
|Vice President||Caitlin Smith|
|COP-SGA Rep||James Gardner|
|MUSC-SGA Rep||Tyler Ness|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Amy Thompson|
|P-2 Class of 2018 Officers|
|Vice President||Hannah Vining|
|SGA Representative||Alexis Howard|
|Class Representative||Joseph Xavier|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Scott Bragg|
|P-1 Class of 2018|
Academy Students of Pharmacy
Academy Students of Pharmacy (ASP), a joint chapter of both the American Pharmaceutical Association and the South Carolina Pharmaceutical Association, is dedicated to the improvement of pharmaceutical education and professional practice. As a public service, the chapter sponsors numerous projects such as a Hypertension Clinic, Diabetes Information Desk, and Poison Control. ASP also sponsors a Back‑to‑School Party for the College of Pharmacy, a college newsletter (The ASP News), and a summer intern program.
Membership to ASP is open to any undergraduate regularly enrolled in pre‑pharmacy or pharmacy in a university or college holding membership in the AACP.
|Vice President||Sarah Fisher|
|Membership VP||Melissa Kallas|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Kristy Brittain|
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International
Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) facilitates, encourages and teaches pharmacists and prospective pharmacists how to share the gospel with their patients as an important part of their practice. Any pharmacist or pharmacy student who subscribes to the purposes of CPFI is eligible for membership.
|Vice President||Jenna Baldiga|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Ron Nickel|
Kappa Psi Fraternity, the first pharmaceutical fraternity, was established on May 30, 1879, at the Russell Military Academy in New Haven, Connecticut. Kappa Psi is privileged not only in being the first in pharmacy but also in maintaining the largest membership of all pharmaceutical fraternities. There are presently 54 collegiate chapters and 25 graduate chapters throughout the United States.
Kappa Psi pharmaceutical fraternity functions to promote professionalism in the practice of pharmacy through fellowship and service. Male pharmacy students who have completed their first semester of pharmacy with a GPA of 2.0 or greater are eligible for membership.
|1st Vice Regent||Blake Senn|
|2nd Vice Regent||Ross Fuller|
|3rd Vice Regent||Ryan Sykes|
|Sgt at Arms||Tod Larson|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Jason Haney|
Kappa Epsilon (KE)
Kappa Epsilon is a professional pharmaceutical fraternity whose purpose is to unite women students of pharmacy. Nationally, it was founded in 1921 and the Beta Epsilon chapter was formed at the SCCP-MUSC campus in January 2008. Our national service project is breast cancer awareness and we are involved in a variety of community and professional service projects in the Charleston area.
|Vice President||Jennifer Raffa|
|Recruitment Chair||Morgan Caldwell Barnes|
|Social Chair||Micaela Furest-Cataldo|
|Service Chair||Julianne Lenti Issac|
|Fundraising Chair||Caitlin Smith|
|National Project Chair||Katie Weldon|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Carolyn Smith|
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
The National Community Pharmacists Association is an organization with a mission to represent today's community pharmacies. New to the Medical University of South Carolina, the local NCPA chaper hopes to grow in membership and provide an organization for future community pharmacists. A few of the many student benefits include: discounted registration to national conventions and a national legislative conference, an independent pharmacy matching service, scholarships, loans, and grants for educational research. Membership in the MUSC NCPA chapter is open to all pharmacy students.
|Vice President||Evangeline Schoonover|
|Secretary||Lee Ann Jones|
|Faculty Advisor||Mel Rauton|
Phi Delta Chi
Phi Delta Chi was founded at the University of Michigan in 1883. On May 23, 1947, the Alpha Kappa Chapter of the Medical University of South Carolina received its charter.
The objective of Phi Delta Chi is to advance the science of pharmacy and foster a fraternal spirit among its members. The fraternity is proud to have had among its membership distinguished pharmacists such as Eli Lilly. Phi Delta Chi, a co-ed fraternity, offers all pharmacy students the benefits of professionalism, scholastic achievement, social awareness, brotherhood, and fraternalism.
|Vice President||Tim Corbin|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Amy Thompson|
|Dr. Brittany Cogdill|
Phi Lambda Sigma
Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS), the National Pharmacy Leadership Society, was organized in March 1965 on the campus of Auburn University. Following a two-year probationary period, the Student Senate granted a charter to the society on October 3, 1967. The Beta Chi Chapter of PLS was chartered on May 8, 2002, at the Medical University of South Carolina. The purpose of PLS is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students.
Membership in PLS consists of four categories: student, faculty, alumni and honorary. For a student to be eligible for membership, he or she must be of high moral and ethical character, have completed at least 90 semester hours of scholastic work applicable toward a recognized pharmacy degree, and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 grading scale. Nomination for all membership categories emanates from the present members of the Society. Prospective members are nominated on the basis of their demonstration of dedication, service, and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy.
|Vice President||Katelyn Shatz|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Cathy Worrall|
Rho Chi Society
The Alpha Iota Chapter of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society was established at MUSC in 1948 to recognize and promote leadership and academic excellence. The local chapter coordinates the annual College of Pharmacy Career Day.
To be eligible for membership, students must be in the top 20% of their class and have a GPA of at least 3.0. They must also have shown the capacity for achievement in the science and art of pharmacy and allied sciences. Having proved eligible for membership and with the approval of the dean, an individual is then voted on for acceptance.
Pharmacy alumni and faculty members are also eligible for membership, although requirements are slightly different.
|Vice President||Meredith Jenkins|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Nicole Bohm|
|Dr. Kelly Ragucci|
The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) is an organization of minority students enrolled at schools of pharmacy throughout the country. It is devoted to developing a positive image for minority health care professionals and promoting health awareness in the community. SNPhA’s parent organization is the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA), composed of licensed pharmacy practitioners. The chapter was established to increase recruitment and retention of minority students, to provide academic and social support to its members, and to provide services to the college and the surrounding community. Membership in the MUSC SNPhA chapter is open to all pharmacy students.
|Vice President||Meshell Maxam|
|Social Chair||Brittany Bennette|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Beju Shah|
Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists
The Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (SSHP) is the professional organization for all Health Systems pharmacists. Members receive career and residency information through the Personnel Placement Service as well as the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP). Membership in SSHP is open to all pharmacy students.
|Vice President||Kaitlyn Kowalski|
|Hope Lodge Chair||Emily kennell|
|ASHP Liaison||Eric Gaskill|
|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Kathy Chessman|