PDC elects Abilene student to regional post

Kyle Kleckner is sworn in.

Kyle Kleckner is sworn in.

Third-year pharmacy student Kyle Kleckner from the School of Pharmacy’s Abilene campus was elected the Phi Delta Chi (PDC) south central regional correspondent at PDC’s Southcentral Regional Conference March 23-25 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

As a regional correspondent, Kleckner will be responsible for all communication between PDC’s national office and the chapters that comprise PDC’s south central region. Two of those chapters are from TTUHSC School of Pharmacy: the Beta Rho chapter, founded in 1999 on the Amarillo campus, and the Gamma Eta chapter, founded on the Abilene campus in 2009.

“Kyle will serve as the point of communication for all 12 chapters in the Southcentral Region and the National Office,” Assistant Professor Chephra McKee, Pharm.D., said. “I’m happy to also say Kyle is the fifth TTUHSC student in a row to hold this position.”

The Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity seeks to advance the profession of pharmacy by developing leaders. As a lifelong experience, Phi Delta Chi promotes scholastic, professional and social growth in its members and strives to provide quality services to patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening pharmacists’ roles as health professionals.

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The School of Pharmacy was established in 1996 and now has campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, Dallas and Abilene. Since its inception, the school has played a significant role in addressing the state's pharmacist shortage. Today, more than 90 percent of its graduates remain in Texas.

The school requires its students to complete more clinical training hours than any other pharmacy program in the country, making its students some of the most sought after graduates.