CPHS Alumni Association hits the road

The Office of Alumni Relations at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) does not let the secluded location of Buies Creek stop it from making connections and showing appreciation to Campbell’s pharmacy and health sciences alumni in North Carolina.


Leigh Foushee, PharmD ’00, director of alumni relations, has made it a key component of her strategy to foster alumni engagement since joining CPHS full-time in February 2013.


“Because most of our regular events are scheduled in Harnett County and areas nearby, it has been important for me to find ways to bring Campbell back to those who are further away,” said Foushee. “Road trips allow us to do just that.”


During a typical road trip, Foushee and her team visit approximately fifteen graduates in their work environments bringing Campbell themed treats and snacks. Visits take place in independent and corporate community pharmacies, health clinics, and hospitals.


“Primary visit regions are determined by identifying areas where we have a high density of alumni. We pick our stops within the region in a couple of ways. First, we announce our anticipated stop areas by email and social media with an invitation for alumni to sign up for a visit. Additionally, we utilize employment information from our database to find sites we have alumni. Then we see as many people as we can in the primary region and all along the way to and from that area!”


In her tenure as director of alumni relations, members of the office have travelled to North Carolina’s southern and northern coastal areas, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Asheville, Southern Pines, and many smaller towns along the way. For more information about the CPHS Alumni Association, visit


Photo: Foushee stops in to see Katherine Copeland, PharmD ’10, during a typical day at work