BUIES CREEK -- Campbell University's College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) welcomed new and returning students this week as classes began for the fall semester. As part of the welcoming ceremonies, CPHS held its inaugural Dean’s Scholarship Reception on Tuesday, August 12.
This reception recognized the 59 first year pharmacy students who were awarded with the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship during the 2014-2015 academic year. In order to receive this award, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher upon entering pharmacy school. CPHS awarded $593,500 this year through this scholarship initiative.
"The Dean's Scholarship Reception was a wonderful chance to celebrate the hard work that goes into earning this scholarship and to rededicate ourselves to becoming involved leaders in the pharmacy field,” said Joshua Holmes, current P1 and MSCR student. “The event was nice in that it allowed us to meet with the dean and thank him personally for his assistance in helping us achieve our academic goals."
Both the current dean of CPHS, Ronald Maddox, PharmD, and his successor, Michael Adams, PharmD, PhD, were at the event to share personal experiences and advice on how to make the most of a pharmacy education.
“There are a lot of opportunities out there. I would not be where I am today if I had said no to the opportunities that came my way. Be open to them,” said Maddox. “Congratulations on receiving this honor. I encourage you to continue to do excellent work. I may be retiring at the end of the year, but I am still looking to you to succeed and move CPHS forward.”