July 11, 2018
This is part five of an eight-part series, as the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy focuses on its eight core values.
“The values we uphold are the heart of who we are, the Ole Miss Pharmacy phamily, a community of educators, researchers and student pharmacists working together for our community, our patients and our profession.” –Dean David D. Allen
Learn more about the mission, vision and core values of Ole Miss Pharmacy: pharmacy.olemiss.edu/about-sop/missionvision.
Leadership: We encourage and foster the development of leaders who have the ability to influence the thinking, understanding, and attitudes of others and who have the ability and courage to identify and effect solutions. Leadership requires the ability to inspire, enable, instill confidence, build a shared vision and connect with others through mutual trust, responsiveness and sincerity.
Student pharmacist Morgan Woodard on leadership…
“What drew me to the pharmacy school was the leadership here. Our administrators are just so kind and welcoming. Go up to any of them with a problem, and they will help you. They are what you think of when you think of a true leader: lead from the bottom-up. I always feel like they are pushing me to do my best and meet my goals, not to meet their needs.
“Students stepping up to lead is cool as well. We can find an area we are passionate about and say ‘Here’s how I want to serve the pharmacy school.’ Students here push each other to do their best.”
Leadership at Ole Miss Pharmacy…
Former Arkansas Senator Percy Malone Named UM Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year
OXFORD, Miss. – State senator, state representative, pharmacist and UM alum – of all Percy Malone’s (BSPH 65) titles, the one he is most proud of is advocate.
The former Arkansas state senator and 1965 pharmacy graduate is the School of Pharmacy’s 2018 Alumnus of the Year. He has spent his career fighting to represent the interests of those who may be otherwise overlooked – namely children, sick or incapacitated people and those living below the poverty line.
Read more: “Former Arkansas Senator Percy Malone Named UM Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year”
Ole Miss Pharmacy Faculty Elected as MCCP Officers
OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is well represented within the Mississippi College of Clinical Pharmacy organization, as four UM faculty members were elected as officers of the state chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
Seena Haines, Katie Barber, Jamie Wagner and Melissa Reilly, all with faculty appointments in the school’s Department of Pharmacy Practice, will serve as MCCP officers during 2018. Haines, chair of the pharmacy practice department, is the organization’s president. Barber, assistant professor, is president-elect, while Wagner and Reilly, both clinical assistant professors, serve as treasurer and secretary, respectively.
Read more: “Ole Miss Pharmacy Faculty Elected as MCCP Officers”
Alumna Chosen for Pharmacy Organization’s National Committee
OXFORD, Miss. – Jordan Kelley, a 2017 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, is the first Ole Miss alumna to become a member at large of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy’s National Resident Advisory Committee.
During the 2017-18 cycle, she will develop programming and services for post-graduate pharmacy students. Kelley, who earned her Pharm.D. from UM in May, is a post-graduate student in a pharmacy residency program at the University of Kentucky.
Read more: “Alumna Chosen for Pharmacy Organization’s National Committee”
View more of our core values series
Week of June 11: Collaboration
Week of June 18: Creativity
Week of June 25: Excellence
Week of July 2: Knowledge
Week of July 9: Leadership
Week of July 16: Learning
Week of July 23: Professionalism
Week of July 30: Social Responsibility