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College of Pharmacy Alumni

Your connection to the Texas A&M College of Pharmacy doesn’t end when you graduate. Our alumni help to provide improved learning opportunities for current students while helping to advance the pharmacy profession in the communities where they live.

There are many opportunities to engage with the College of Pharmacy, including mentoring future graduates, becoming a preceptor to help shape the pharmacy profession and taking part in service activities that strengthen the reach of the Aggie Network.

We invite each of our alums to stay connected and to get involved, using their own gifts of time, talent and treasure to ensure our mission of transformational learning continues leading to lifelong success!

 

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The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy has helped prepare graduates for a wide range of career opportunities in the health care fields of today and tomorrow. From retail pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and clinical pharmacy practice to pharmaceutical research, academia and government agencies, our graduates are all members of the Texas A&M Health Science Center family and the Aggie Network. They’ve excelled in their fields of study and provided a lasting impact in their communities through service and outreach to others.

Here’s what some of our graduates have to say about their time at the College:

 

Justin Markley, PharmD, MS, PhC, BCPS, LCDR, Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service; Class of 2010 Graduate; Rangel College of Pharmacy Inaugural Class

“I’m so thankful for my experiences at the College of Pharmacy! It’s obvious that students walk away prepared with the knowledge and skills needed to have a successful career, but for me it was really the perception that my individual needs and interests were considered. The College really helped me find my path to becoming the clinician that I am today. And equally amazing is the positive atmosphere the College maintains. As a student you can’t help but feel like everyone involved with the College is family because you are immersed in it, but my interactions with Dean Reddy and anyone else nine years after graduation are still incredibly welcoming and friendly.”

 

Nephy Samuel, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Clinical Professor, Texas A&M University Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy; Class of 2014 Graduate

"I owe much of my success to my experiences at the Rangel College of Pharmacy. I believe my time there is what fostered my career into academia and allowed me to become a competent, caring and ethical pharmacist. Many of the faculty at the College of Pharmacy were supportive and mentored me throughout my education. I had opportunities to complete research projects and present posters with faculty who were dedicated to helping me learn and succeed. In addition, I had an abundance of service opportunities in South Texas that developed my compassion and skill towards serving an underserved population. I utilize the skills that I have gained throughout my pharmacy education still today. I truly believe that students who go to the College of Pharmacy will come out being prepared to care for any patient in any setting."


Michael Muniz, PharmD, FAARFM, ABAAHP; Class of 2012 Graduate; Pharmacist at Muniz Rio Grande Pharmacy/Owner of Krave Market

“The College of Pharmacy means so much to me because my classmates, faculty and staff are a huge reason I love this profession. One thing that I learned at the College of Pharmacy is this: “Never Stop Learning”. This is something I talk to students and other people about. I feel that once you stop learning, you stop growing.”

 

Leonel Ramirez, Jr.; Class of 2010 Graduate; Manager of Pharmacy Services at Texas Oncology

“I look back fondly at my time at the Texas A&M College of Pharmacy, the lifelong friendships I made with both students and professors, and the knowledge we all gained. The College of Pharmacy taught us to, ‘Care for patients as if they were your family.’ This is something that I have tried to practice every day and hopefully it makes an impact in their lives; I know it does in mine.”

The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy educates pharmacy leaders to enhance the quality of life by providing competent, caring, and ethical pharmaceutical care to the residents of Texas. Graduating its first class in 2010, the Rangel College of Pharmacy has many graduates that have accomplished significant milestones and made meaningful contributions to their communities in their early careers.

Established in 2018, the outstanding early-career alumni award is designed to honor graduates who are 15 years or less post-graduation. The awards seek to recognize former students that have made significant contributions to their career, public service and/or volunteer activities, and possess the highest standard of integrity and character which bring honor to the Rangel College of Pharmacy at Texas A&M University.

Purpose

The purpose of the Rangel College of Pharmacy Early Career Alumni Award is to recognize and honor graduates for their positive impact on pharmacy practice.

Eligibility

The recipient shall demonstrate one or more of the following criteria:

  • All nominees must possess a Pharm.D. degree from the Rangel College of Pharmacy and be between 3 and 15 years from graduation
  • Nominations must be submitted for individuals only
  • Current members of the faculty or staff of the College are not eligible for this award
  • Recipients may receive the award only once per lifetime

Criteria for Selection

  • Have attained prominence through his/her efforts in the practice of pharmacy, education, or policy and public service.
  • Possess stature and demonstrated the ability that merits the recognition of a proven leader in his/her chosen field.
  • Have a record of impressive accomplishments that indicate significant achievements and contributions at the state, national and/or international level.
  • Have a demonstrated interest in the Rangel College of Pharmacy such as guest lectures, interview participation, visits to campus, development opportunities, precepting students, attending College-related health fairs, etc.

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations are accepted from any alumnus, friend of the Rangel College of Pharmacy, and/or any faculty or staff member. Self-nominations will be accepted. The following items must be included in the nomination:

  1. Nomination form
  2. Letter(s) of nomination (2-page limit; 11 pt font minimum)
    • Letter of nomination should include:
      • Recognition of efforts in the practice of pharmacy, education, or policy and public service
      • Significant achievements and contributions at the state, national, or international level
      • Noteworthy accomplishments such as research, publications, presentations, and volunteer service
      • Demonstrated interest in the Rangel College of Pharmacy
  1. Biographical summary (limit to 500 words) which describes the nominee’s accomplishments as they relate to his/her contributions to their field and the community
  2. Current curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Letters of support from peers or fellow alumni/recommendation (up to 3). Letters should be a maximum of two pages.

NOTE: Nominations which are not selected during the year in which the nomination is submitted will be carried forward for two additional years to be considered for a total of three years

Selection Committee

The Rangel College of Pharmacy Awards, Honors, and Scholarships committee will review all nominations submitted for the Outstanding Early Career Alumni Award. This committee consists of faculty from the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and staff from the Office of the Dean.

Award Announcement and Presentation

Up to one award may be presented each year at the Annual Awards Banquet held each May. The recipient will be notified in the month of May prior to the event.

Contact

For more information, please contact Andrea L. Mora at mora@tamhsc.edu.