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SC College of Pharmacy Student Organizations

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.

PresidentCarolina Hoover
Vice PresidentKathy Hunter
SecretaryRyan Linton
TreasurerMina Georgy
Campus LiaisonAndrew Curtis
President Elect
Kathryn Holt
Faculty AdvisorDr. Cathy Worrall
P-4 Class of 2012 Officers
PresidentChip Mathis
Vice PresidentMeg Croom
Secretary/TreasurerDrayton Hammond
SGA RepresentativeJessica Ho
Class Representative
Kate Kavanaugh
Faculty AdvisorDr. James Sterrett
P-3 Class of 2013 Officers
PresidentAndrew Bodiford
Vice PresidentAnastasia Finn
Secretary/TreasurerJustin Davis
SGA RepresentativeKatherine Shugart
Class Representative
Brittany Lanford
Faculty AdvisorDr. Amy Thompson
P-2 Class of 2014 Officers
President  Saswat Kabisatpathy
Vice PresidentMarley Linder
Secretary/TreasurerLaura Leathers
SGA RepresentativeKathryn Holt
Class Representative
Patrick Mapile
Faculty AdvisorDr. Trish Schuler

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is an organization open to all pharmacy students.  Members have the opportunity to learn about consultant pharmacy, build relationships with consultant pharmacists, and participate in activities which will enhance the members' knowledge of geriatric care.

PresidentKatherine Shugart
Vice PresidentAlison Martin
SecretaryLauren Thornton
TreasurerKaitlin Pell
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.

PresidentTom DiPiro
President-ElectTonya Smith
Vice PresidentKathy Hunter
SecretaryBrianna Mortabito
TreasurerRobert Declue
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.

PresidentMolly Hurst
Vice President
Andrew Bodiford
SecretaryCasey Clark
TreasurerAlison Martin
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.

RegentDan McGraw
Vice RegentAndy Curtis
Second Vice RegentMatt Morrisette
SecretaryRyan Linton
TreasurerGunter Bullock
HistorianBrandon Barrett
ChaplainTrey Reeves
Faculty AdvisorDr. Ed Soltis

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

PresidentLaurin Ballowe
President-ElectJessica Michaud
Vice PresidentAnastasia Finn
SecretaryCaroline Hoover
TreasurerDayna Perkins
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.

PresidentMarley Linder
Vice PresidentTonya Smith
SecretaryNick Rainey
TreasurerBilly Grooms
Faculty AdvisorDr. Ron Nickel

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.

PresidentGracie Byrnes
Vice PresidentMike Nanni
SecretaryMichael Robinson
TreasurerMartha Haines
Faculty AdvisorDr. Amy Thompson

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.

PresidentBeau Kessler
Vice PresidentCarrie Alderman
SecretaryCaroline Hoover
TreasurerTom DiPiro
HistorianBilly Grooms
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.

PresidentRachel Keels
Vice PresidentGrace Byrnes
SecretaryErica Anderson
TreasurerCarolyn Messman
HistorianAlison Martin
Faculty AdvisorDr. Sarah Shrader

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.

PresidentDiane Okpala
President-ElectRachel Borst
Vice PresidentRenee D'Antonio
SecretaryAmanda Graham
TreasurerCaroline Griggs
HistorianTravis Combs
Faculty AdvisorDr. Pamela Mazyck

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.

PresidentCarrie Alderman
Vice PresidentJoe Gandy
SecretaryMarley Linder
TreasurerMatthew Morrisette
HistorianDerrik Weddle
ASHP Liaison
Faculty AdvisorDr. Kathy Chessman

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