Department of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery

The University of Mississippi

AAPS Student Chapter

General Chapter Information

The Ole Miss AAPS Student Chapter was initiated in August 2003, when it split from the umbrella “Southern Regional Student Chapter” (SRSC), which formerly included the University of Mississippi, University of Louisiana at Monroe, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Tennessee, Memphis. The chapter promotes student participation in AAPS activities, encourages member interaction with other student chapters and provides opportunities for professional development.

Mission of the University of Mississippi Chapter

Program Goals

  • Be a sucessful AAPS Student Chapter through continuing leadership and effective coordination.
  • Enhance interaction and knowledge-sharing among members at the local, regional and national level through conventions, seminars, workshops, newsletters and the chapter website.


  • Increase student participation in the activities of AAPS at local, regional and national level.
  • Spread awareness among the students about career opportunities in pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Provide opportunities to students for professional advancement, networking and leadership development.
  • Increase awareness of latest advances and discoveries.
  • Foster participation in outreach activities that further the goals and objectives of the parent organization.
  • Encourage interaction among the graduate students from universities under “Southern Regional Discussion Group (SRDG).”



The AAPS-UM Student Chapter is made up of professional pharmacy students and graduates of varying disciplines who share an interest in pharmaceutical sciences and are in good standing as members of AAPS. The Student Chapter:

Conducts its activities in accordance with the bylaws of AAPS, the guidelines of the “Procedural Guide of Student Chapters of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists” and subsequent rules and regulations.

Conducts its activities so as to meet the objectives outlined in Section 2 of this proposal.

Elects AAPS-UM student executive committee and submit annual reports on the activities and finances of the student chapter to the faculty representative.


Professional pharmacy students, graduate and post-doctoral students of UM are  encouraged to join this student chapter.


Officers: Officers are elected to fill the positions outlined in the “Procedural Guide of Student Chapters of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.” Elections are be held during the first week of the fall semester.
Faculty Representatives: Advisor Dr. Christy M. Wyandt and co-advisor Dr. Michael A. Repka act as faculty representatives. The faculty representatives serve on the Executive Committee and review the annual report of the chapter.
Executive Committee: The executive committee is comprised of the chair, chair-elect and the faculty representatives. The committee conducts itself in accordance with the “Procedural Guide of Student Chapters of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.”  The Executive Committee meets every other month, or more frequently if necessary.
Standing Committees: The four standing committees include speaker, website, service and social. Current members voluntarily serve on these committees.