Student Organizations Recognized at State, National Meetings

The first weekend in August was one of achievement for student organizations representing the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy.

Irvin Alvarez

Alvarez

At the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) meeting in Irving, Texas, a student from each of the state’s pharmacy schools received a $1,000 general scholarship from TPA’s Texas Pharmacy Foundation (TPF). Irvin Alvarez, a third-year pharmacy student, was the 2019 TTUHSC recipient.

TTUHSC students also took home three other annual TPF scholarships: fourth-year pharmacy student Kelsie Basso won the Robert Clayton Scholarship; second-year pharmacy student Laith Ghonim won the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship; and Susie Park, a fourth-year student, won the Luther and Mary Ann Parker Scholarship.

Susie Park

Park

Laith Ghonim

Ghonim

Kelsie Basso

Basso

In addition, fourth-year pharmacy student Jarrad Fischer won the TPA student counseling competition, and the team of Basso, Alvarez, fourth-year student Viktoria Guttenberg and third-year student Ashutosh Kulkarni placed third in the Self-Care Competition.  Finally, fourth-year student Lucas Cannon was installed as chair of the TPA Academy of Student Pharmacists and Alvarez was voted chair-elect. 

The same weekend at the Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Grand Council meeting in Anaheim, California, the School of Pharmacy’s Gamma Eta Chapter from Abilene finished in third place nationally in PDC’s Emory W. Thurston Grand President’s Award rankings, also known as the Thurston Cup. The Thurston Cup rankings use the results from five reports to calculate each chapter’s standing based upon their work throughout the year. The reports include the Ralph L. Saroyan Brotherhood Report, the John D. Grabenstein Leadership Report, the Annual Chapter Publication, the Nancy A. Alvarez Professional and Service Projects Report and the Prescott Scholarship Report.

For the individual report sections, Gamma Eta placed second in the Prescott Scholarship report and the Beta Rho chapter in Amarillo placed fourth in the Nancy A. Alvarez Professional and Service Projects report. Irvin Alvarez

Related Stories

How Does Your Garden Grow?

As spring approaches, some people’s thoughts turn to gardening. Whether it’s a flower garden they desire or a vegetable garden want to have, they begin planning what they’ll plant and what they need to do to ensure a successful garden.

Adopt a Growth Mindset for a Better Life

A “growth mindset” accepts that our intelligence and talents can develop over time, and a person with that mindset understands that intelligence and talents can improve through effort and learning.

Drug Use, Family History Can Lead to Heart Disease in Younger Adults

Abstaining from drug abuse and an early diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) can help prevent heart disease.

Recent Stories

Education

Former TTUHSC Dean Receives Emeritus Appointment from Texas Tech University System Board of Regents

The TTU System Board of Regents approved the title of Dean Emeritus for Michael Evans, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, on Feb. 29, in recognition of his distinguished service to the School of Nursing and TTUHSC.

Research

Rumbaugh Named Fellow by American Academy of Microbiology

Kendra Rumbaugh, Ph.D., a professor in the TTUHSC School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, was named as one of the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM) 65 new Fellows for 2024.

Education

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Names New School of Medicine Dean and Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs

John C. DeToledo, M.D., has been named the TTUHSC School of Medicine dean and executive vice president for clinical affairs.