Chair, Mike De Luna, Class of 2011, is an oncology pharmacist at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in the Vasicek Cancer Center in Temple, Texas.
“I believe we need to give back to our school in any way possible, and especially look forward to act as mentors to the classes yet to graduate," said De Luna, who is from El Paso, Texas.
Vice Chair for Programs, Shannon Fuller, Class of 2012, is a post-graduate, one-year pharmacy resident at The Methodist Hospital in Houston.
“I am very grateful for the wonderful education provided to me by the college and all of the opportunities that I had as a student,” said Fuller, who is from La Porte, Texas. “I would like to provide and expand these same opportunities for current and future students and to give support to the faculty and staff at the college. I would also like to facilitate communication between the alumni so that we are all able to keep in touch.”
Vice Chair for Membership, Alex Johnson, Class of 2011, is a staff pharmacist at Walgreen’s in San Juan, Texas. “I am looking forward to building new relationships with each new class of students that graduate and become future alumni,” Johnson said. “I feel that giving back to our school is very important and I hope that I can contribute.”
Secretary, Rita Salinas, Class of 2011, is a clinical pharmacist and pharmacy manager at Lakeway Regional Medical Center in Lakeway, Texas.
“I would like to do all I can to further our school in the pharmacy world and be a strong support for our pharmacy students while in school and throughout their careers,” said Salinas, who is from Austin, Texas.
Treasurer, Yleana Garcia, Class of 2011, looks forward to connecting and working with the other members of the committee, faculty and staff to further promote our university and expand our programs. Garcia is a Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Fellow, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers, at James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bronx, New York.
“I am proud to have graduated from our pharmacy school and believe in our core values, in which our school’s foundation is based on,” said Garcia, who is from Corpus Christi, Texas. “I want to be a part of developing and maintaining a local and national alumni group as well as online and offline communications. I look forward to becoming a bridge between our alumni and students connecting the university’s past to the university’s present.”
The first alumni association for the college was established in November 2010. The executive committee was: chair Dr. Christopher King; co-chairs Dr. Rudy Rangel and Dr. Eugene Castillo; secretary Dr. Charles Rolph; and treasurer Dr. Dave Kanwar.