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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.

PresidentKatelyn Shatz
President ElectDea Lasic
Vice PresidentLindsay Pruitt
SecretaryKatelyn Hnat
TreasurerWhitney Simerlein
Faculty AdvisorDr. Cathy Worrall

P-4 Class of 2016 Officers

PresidentDrake Meeder
Vice PresidentHeather Johnson
Secretary/TreasurerAnna McClintock
COP-SGA RepErnest Hood
MUSC SGA RepCharlene Gravgaard
Faculty AdvisorDr. Jennifer Schnellmann
P-3 Class of 2017 Officers 
President  Jenna Sunkin
Vice PresidentCaitlin Smith
Secretary/TreasurerJon Fisher
COP-SGA RepJames Gardner
MUSC-SGA RepTyler Ness
Faculty AdvisorDr. Amy Thompson
P-2 Class of 2018 Officers 
PresidentAndrea Zuloaga
Vice PresidentHannah Vining
Secretary/TreasurerBrett Fowler
SGA RepresentativeAlexis Howard
Class RepresentativeJoseph Xavier
Faculty AdvisorDr. Scott Bragg
P-1 Class of 2018 
Vice President 
SGA Representative 
Class Representative 
Faculty Advisor 

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.

PresidentEvangleline Schoonover
President-ElectAlexandria May
Vice PresidentSarah Fisher
Membership VPMelissa Kallas
SecretaryRachel Whimire
TreasurerCaleb Fackler
Faculty AdvisorDr. 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.

PresidentSommer Norris
Vice PresidentJenna Baldiga
SecretaryElizabeth Hay
TreasurerKatie Bradley
Faculty AdvisorDr. Ron Nickel

Kappa Psi

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.

RegentJordan Chiasson
1st Vice RegentBlake Senn
2nd Vice RegentRoss Fuller
3rd Vice RegentRyan Sykes
SecretaryTuan Nguyen
TreasurerTuan Nguyen
HistorianZac Temple
ChaplainCollin Kelley
Sgt at ArmsTod Larson
Faculty AdvisorDr. 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.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Lyndsay Zotian, Class of 2011 at

PresidentCaitlyn Fry
President-ElectAlexa Holcomb
Vice PresidentJennifer Raffa
SecretaryAshley Smith
TreasurerLauren Carlisle
Recruitment ChairMorgan Caldwell Barnes
Social ChairMicaela Furest-Cataldo
Service ChairJulianne Lenti Issac
Fundraising ChairCaitlin Smith
HistorianAshlyn Cribb
National Project ChairKatie Weldon
ChaplainLeslie Hanna
Faculty AdvisorDr. 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.

PresidentRyan Sykes
Vice PresidentEvangeline Schoonover
SecretaryLee Ann Jones
TreasurerTuan Nguyen
Faculty AdvisorMel 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.

PresidentMarla Martin
Vice PresidentTim Corbin
SecretaryAvery Shawen
TreasurerChris Campbell
HistorianMorgan Tolley
Faculty AdvisorDr. 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.

PresidentKatelin McGory
Vice PresidentKatelyn Shatz
SecretaryMegan McGugan
TreasurerEvangeline Schoonover
HistorianJenna Sunkin
Faculty AdvisorDr. 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.

PresidentChristine Jiang
Vice PresidentMeredith Jenkins
SecretaryIvory Chen
TreasurerChase Brown
HistorianCarrie Luhn
Faculty AdvisorDr. Nicole Bohm
 Dr. Kelly Ragucci

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

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.

PresidentKaitlyn Barfield
President-ElectKiera Miller
Vice PresidentMeshell Maxam
SecretaryDanielle Edwards
TreasurerTuan Nguyen
Social ChairBrittany Bennette
Faculty AdvisorDr. 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.

PresidentMegan McGugan
Vice PresidentKaitlyn Kowalski
SecretaryRenae Brooks
TreasurerJordan Chiasson
HistorianKiera Miller
Hope Lodge ChairEmily kennell
ASHP LiaisonEric Gaskill
Faculty AdvisorDr. Kathy Chessman

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