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APhA-ASP | American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists

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The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is the national professional society of student pharmacists and an official academy of the nationÕs largest and most influential pharmacy organization, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). As an official academy of APhA, APhA-ASP is involved at the student level with the important professional and special interest activities of its parent society.

APhA-ASP chapters are located at each accredited school of pharmacy in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Membership is open to all student pharmacists and pre-pharmacy students regularly enrolled at universities and colleges with an accredited pharmacy school or college. The local chapter at Auburn University has approximately 250 members providing each member professional, education and social opportunities.

APhA-ASP meets monthly and offers programs of interest to student pharmacists. A variety of active committees provide students opportunities to become more involved in the organization and the profession. These committees include

  • Operation Diabetes: Provides diabetes education in the community through health fairs and clinics.
  • Operation Immunization: Provides education on adult and childhood vaccinations and participates in health fairs at local pharmacies and other community events.
  • Operation Heart: Educates the public on heart disease and performs blood pressure assessments at health fairs in the Auburn community.
  • Generation Rx: Brings awareness to prescription medication abuse at health fairs and community events, participates in local school events to educate students on how to prevent prescription medication abuse, and educates the Boys and Girls Club on poison prevention.

APhA-ASP also collaborates with other HSOP organizations at the annual Syrup Sopping Festival in Loachapoka, Alabama to educate the public on health issues and provide health screening services, including blood pressure screenings and blood glucose screenings. Because of APhA-ASPÕs involvement in the community and on campus, the organization has received the Outstanding Professional Society award in 2014 and the Excellence in Practical Application award in 2015 at the Auburn University Involvement Awards.

APhA-ASP presents an excellent opportunity for a large number of student pharmacists to become familiar with the affairs of APhA and the profession by attending regional and national meetings, such as the APhA Mid-Year Regional meeting in the fall and the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition in the spring. These meetings provide a mechanism whereby individuals and chapters have a direct influence on the direction of national committee work and the formulation of policy.

They are the avenue by which students get involved in the regional and/or national level, and provide vast opportunities to meet influential people in the profession of pharmacy. By attending these meetings, student pharmacists obtain a better understanding of the involvement of the profession and its impact on society.

With your membership, APhA-ASP can become an even stronger organization and will be able to strive even more effectively to make pharmacy a more honorable and admirable profession.


2021-22 APhA-ASP Officers

Sandi Perry

Sandi Perry
President

Victoria Barker

Victoria Barker
President-Elect

Laura Harris

Laura Harris
Vice President (Mobile)

Sarah Grace Barnes

Sarah Grace Barnes
Vice President-Elect (Mobile)

Samantha Lightle

Samantha Lightle
Vice President - Communications

Diana Doan

Diana Doan
Vice President - Patient Care

Dharti Patel

Dharti Patel
Vice President - Membership

Kristin Hendricks

Kristin Hendricks
Secretary

Madeline Harter

Madeline Harter
Treasurer

Larissa Wolfe

Larissa Wolfe
Vice President - Policy

Rachel Breuers

Rachel Breuers
Vice President - Policy-Elect

Joanna Ryan

Joanna Ryan
Fundraising Chair

Andrea Nichols

Andrea Nichols
Fundraising Chair-Elect

Collin Mallory

Collin Mallory
IPSF Chair

Sarah Noon

Sarah Noon
IPSF Chair-Elect

Rachel Friend

Rachel Friend
Women's Health Chair

Amber Smith

Amber Smith
Women's Health Chair-Elect

Madison Sanders

Madison Sanders
Generation Rx Chair

Andres Tovar

Andres Tovar
Generation Rx Chair-Elect

Samantha Sims

Samantha Sims
OTC Medication Safety Chair

Giovanna Valle-Ramos

Giovanna Valle-Ramos
OTC Medication Safety Chair-Elect

Lindsey Moore

Lindsey Moore
Operation Heart Chair

Anna Piech

Anna Piech
Operation Heart Chair-Elect

Trish Elder

Trish Elder
Operation Immunization Chair

Emily Oliver

Emily Oliver
Operation Immunization Chair-Elect

Mattie Kilpatrick

Mattie Kilpatrick
Operation Diabetes Chair

Maggie Whatley

Maggie Whatley
Operation Diabetes Chair-Elect

Abbie Ingram

Abbie Ingram
P1 Liaison

Kevin Astle

Dr. Kevin Astle
Advisor

Marilyn Bulloch

Dr. Marilyn Bulloch
Advisor

Amber Hutchison

Dr. Amber Hutchison
Advisor

Lena McDowell

Dr. Lena McDowell
Advisor


Last Updated: September 16, 2021