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Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists, health care practitioners and others who develop and provide clinical, educational and business management services on behalf of more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed pharmacy benefit. AMCP members are committed to a simple goal: providing the best available pharmaceutical care for all patients.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Theresa Ofili

  • AMCP Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 CODY KIBBEE
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 ANH THU TRAN
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 CECILIA HUANG

American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists

Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) is the national professional student organization of the largest pharmacy society in the United States, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). ASP is an officially sanctioned academy within the structure of APhA. Professional development has long been recognized as a key issue in pharmacy education. APhA-ASP has made a commitment to actively promote the professional development of its members. The profession's attitudes and values must be instilled in students who, as pharmacists, will be responsible for maintaining the continuity of pharmacy as a profession.

The APhA-ASP professionalism initiative is based primarily on findings found in the White Paper on Pharmacy Student Professionalism published in the January/February 2000 edition of the (then) Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (JAPhA). The college's ASP chapter is a member of Region VI which encompasses all the colleges of pharmacy in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas and Arkansas. In addition, it is the student extension of the Texas Pharmacy Association and Coastal Bend Pharmacy Association. These two professional organizations and their affiliations with ASP allow pharmacy students to take an active role in professional activities at the regional, state and national levels. Students are encouraged to learn more about ASP by visiting its website.

Faculty Advisers: Dr. Delaney Ivy and Dr. Heather Hay

  • APhA-ASP Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 DOMINGO RODRIGUEZ
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 CHRISTOPHER WHITE
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 STEPHANIE SMITH
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 ASHLEY MIDDLEBROOKS
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 ADAM VILLARREAL
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 KATHERINE KIDD TAYLOR
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 AIVEE TABANGCORA
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 JUSTIN REDDING
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 FRANCES LUONG
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 MIKE DELUNA
    PRESIDENT 2008-2009 JUSTIN MARKLEY
    PRESIDENT 2007-2008 TRAM (JEMM) DUONG

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International

Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI) is a worldwide ministry consisting of individuals working in all areas of pharmaceutical service and practice. CPFI’s mission is to serve Christ and the world through pharmacy. The core values are to: 1) Provide fellowship; 2) Challenge and promote spiritual growth; 3) Encourage the advancement of knowledge and ethics in the practice of pharmacy; 4) Encourage evangelism and the integration of faith into practice; and 5) Provide support and opportunity for service in both home and foreign missions.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Delaney Ivy 

  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 JESNA KURIAN
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 ESTEBAN GARCIA
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 ASHTON GOODE

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) student chapter is affiliated with national ISPOR and is the leading global scientific and educational organization for health economics and outcomes research. ISPOR student chapter is aimed to provide our Pharm.D. students with pharmacoeconomic resources, networking, foster interest in pharmacoeconomics and support cutting-edge research and outcomes. The activities of the organization will familiarize students with health related decision making process and prepare them for careers in managed care, pharmaceutical industry and other health care settings.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Lixian Zhong

  • ISPOR Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 TAYLOR TOMASINO
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 LEI WU
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017  

Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity


Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. The fraternity was founded on May 30, 1879, at the Russell Military Academy —known prior as the New Haven Collegiate and Commercial Institute — in New Haven, Connecticut. As the first national pharmaceutical fraternity, Kappa Psi has acquired thousands of members who are actively practicing in many facets of pharmacy. Many individuals in the profession of pharmacy, both locally and nationally, are members of Kappa Psi. Known as an international professional fraternity, Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation. Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity has over 70,000 members throughout the United States and Canada and has retained strong alumni support by establishing numerous graduate chapters from coast to coast. Increasing annual membership has not only made Kappa Psi the oldest pharmaceutical fraternity, but also the largest. The objectives of Kappa Psi are: 1) To conduct a professional fraternal organization for the mutual benefit of its members; 2) To develop industry, sobriety, and fellowship; 3) To foster high ideals, scholarship, and pharmaceutical research; 4) To support all projects which will advance the profession of pharmacy and to actively participate in them; 5) To inspire in its members a deep and lasting pride in their fraternity and in the profession of pharmacy; and 6) To render such other services to its members and its profession as may seem feasible and as may be in accordance with the constitution and bylaws of the fraternity. You may also visit the Kappa Psi Epsilon Epsilon Chapter website.

Grand Council Deputy: Dr. Juan Bustamante 
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Juan Castro

  • Kappa Psi Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 JESSICA McANDREW
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 JANE JEON
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 RAUL ELIZONDO
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 GORDON ANG
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 KLAYTON RYMAN
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 LEE ANTHONY SALAZAR
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 AMY MORROW
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 JOHN NGUYEN
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 DAVID THEDFORD
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 TU NGUYEN
    PRESIDENT 2008-2009 KEVIN VU

National Community Pharmacists Association

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.

The nation's independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of the United States' health care delivery system. They have roots in America's communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.

There is no other foundation in the United States solely dedicated to research, education and public outreach on behalf of independent community pharmacy. The NCPA Foundation is one of NCPA’s greatest resources and its foundation’s board of trustees ensures that this resource is maximized to its fullest potential.

NCPA stresses the importance for pharmacy students to promote issues important to the community pharmacy industry to elected officials. Additionally, the NCPA encourages students to sign up for regular action alerts that provide updates and explain requests to contact members of Congress in Washington, D.C., on relevant issues of importance to ensure they understand the important role that future pharmacists play in community health care delivery.

NCPA Core Focus

  • Stimulating pharmacy ownership and entrepreneurism in pharmacy students and pharmacists
  • Expanding independent pharmacy succession opportunities
  • Distributing low-interest educational loans and scholarships to pharmacy students
  • Providing financial aid for independent pharmacies in the event of disaster, accidents, illness, or adverse circumstances
  • Supporting cutting-edge research critical to advance the competitive position of independent pharmacies in the health care marketplace
  • Educating communities on the important and unique benefits of independent pharmacy services

To learn more about National Community Pharmacist Association, visit its website

Faculty Advisers: Dr. Joan Everett-Houser and Dr. Hamed I. Ali

  • National Community Pharmacists Association Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 KATHERINE BENNETT
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 STEPHANIE BRAVO
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 PRICILA HINOJOSA
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 KATHRYN GARCIA
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 ASHLEY FLOYD
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 BRITTANY BATEMAN
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 STEPHANIE STAUDT
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 LACY RUDD
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 JENNIFER THOMPSON

Pharmacy College Organization Group

The Pharmacy College Organization Group (PCOG), established in fall 2015, is the first student organization established on the College Station campus of the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy. PCOG is an umbrella organization whose membership consists of student organizations recognized on the Kingsville campus of the college and have student members in College Station. Endeavoring to form cohesive working relationships, PCOG facilitates communication between the students, faculty, and administration of both campuses. In addition to facilitating communication, the primary goals of PCOG are to: 1) Develop and coordinate College Station specific activities in collaboration with student organization members in Kingsville. 2) Facilitate the expression of opinions and ideas on matters of interest to students in College Station with Kingsville students. 3) Enhance professional development and service learning opportunities available to College Station students; and 4) Promote the field of pharmacy through participation in professional activities at the regional, state, and national levels.

Faculty Advisers: Dr. Paul Holder and Dr. Dongin Kim

  • PCOG Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT -  REPRESENTATIVE 2018-2019 SARA BERMUDEZ
    PRESIDENT -  REPRESENTATIVE 2017-2018 TZUCHEN JOU
    PRESIDENT - REPRESENTATIVE 2016-2017 SHAHROUZ SHOGHI
    PRESIDENT - REPRESENTATIVE 2015-2016 SHAHROUZ SHOGHI

Pharmacy Student Council

The students of the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy established the Pharmacy Student Council to maintain student self-government for the students of the college, to provide for the expression of opinions on matters of interest to students in the college, and to serve as a coordinating link between the students of the college, and between the students, faculty, and dean and administration of the college. The council also provides coordination among appropriately established and officially recognized professional pharmacy associations or organizations. The Pharmacy Student Council has the authority to promote, support and coordinate association or organizational activities; integrate organizational activities; and provide coordination, leadership and balance to the established associations or organizations, thereby promoting harmonious relationships among them. The Pharmacy Student Council meets monthly at a regularly appointed time in the fall and spring semesters. Pharmacy Student Council was established in spring 2009.

Staff Advisers: Mr. Ramey Benfield and Dr. Amanda Galindo

  • Pharmacy Student Council Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019  
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 MORGAN OSBORN
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 NIAZ DEYHIM
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 ASHLEY MIDDLEBROOKS
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 BRYAN DONALD
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 JAVIER SAENZ
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 CHRISTINE CARNEY
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 KATHLEEN WILD
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 DANA SNYDER
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 CHRISTINA GONZALES

Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity

Phi Delta Chi is America's first professional fraternity in pharmacy. Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity develops leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. Being a member is considered a lifelong experience that promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its brothers. The fraternity strives to provide quality services to its patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening its members as health professionals.

Since 1883, Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity has worked to advance the profession of pharmacy and its allied interests, and to foster and promote a fraternal spirit among its brothers. Its intention is to continue to be first as a source of progress for the profession. Its primary programs strive to recognize excellence among collegiate and alumni brothers and chapters; to provide training and education to improve therapeutic, leadership, and management skills of pharmacy students and pharmacists; enhance professional and service programs to accommodate community needs; and to foster fraternal programs to our brotherhood. In addition, the fraternity awards the Prescott Leadership Award for Excellence to a deserving young pharmacist. To learn more about Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity, visit its website.

Faculty Advisers: Dr. Joan Everett-Houser and Dr. Asim Abu Baker

  • Phi Delta Chi Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 HANNAH POQUIZ
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 BOA CHOI
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 CHRISTINE HONG
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 CAROLYN REDMON
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 ANN MARGULIES-HUFFAKER
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 ERNESTO GONZALEZ
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 LUIS PEREZ
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 JULIN THOMAS
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 MICHAEL SHAW
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 MICHAEL HERRERA
    PRESIDENT 2008-2009 HUI YUN

Phi Lambda Sigma

The purpose of Phi Lambda Sigma, also known as the national Pharmacy Leadership Society, is to promote the development of leadership qualities, especially among pharmacy students. By peer recognition, the society encourages participation in all pharmacy activities. Phi Lambda Sigma honors leadership. Members are selected by peer recognition. No greater honor can be bestowed upon an individual than to be recognized as a leader by one’s peers. Such recognition instills and enhances self-confidence, encourages the less active student to a more active role and promotes greater effort toward the advancement of pharmacy. The membership of the society is rich in leadership diversity and values the enduring support of many. Particularly valued and recognized are those individuals who have accepted the responsibility for leadership in the pharmacy profession.

Nomination for all membership categories emanates from the present members of the society. Prospective members are nominated on the basis of their demonstration of dedication, service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy. By promoting such recognition, Phi Lambda Sigma provides an incentive for the development of future leadership potential for the profession. To learn more about Phi Lambda Sigma, visit its website.

Faculty Advisers: Professor Mark Bremick and Dr. Steven Peterson

  • Phi Lambda Sigma Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 ANDREW RAMIREZ
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 CHRISTOPHER WHITE
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 CHRISTINE HONG
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 JENNIFER GUERRERO
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 AMANDA KENNEDY
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 ANNIE LOZANO
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 AMBER BACAK
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 SHYREEN DULANYA
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 REBECCA SHEWMAKER
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 CHARLES ROLPH

The Rho Chi Society

The fundamental objective of The Rho Chi Society, an academic honor society in pharmacy, has always been to promote the advancement of the pharmaceutical sciences through the encouragement and recognition of sound scholarship. High standards of intellectual and scholarly attainment have been demanded for election to membership; and such election, symbolized by the award of the Rho Chi Key, supplies a unique scholarship incentive. Rho Chi seeks to promote scholarly fellowship in pharmacy by bringing professional students, graduate students and faculty members together in fraternal and helpful association. Regular chapter meetings, and other activities, emphasize the professional aspects of pharmacy and point the way to instructive study and research. By such means, Rho Chi, like its sister honor societies, seeks to increase the awareness of the ethical and social responsibilities of the profession, and thereby, to enhance the prestige of the profession. To learn more about Rho Chi visit its website.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Mohammad Nutan

  • Rho Chi Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 SHANNON WALTER
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 RUSSELL CLARK
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 NIAZ DEYHIM
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 MONICA PHAM
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 CHELSEA KRUEGER
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 NHU QUYEN DAU
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 JESSIE CASTILLO
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 OMAR SALGADO
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 RICHARD WONG
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 RODOLFO RANGEL

Student National Pharmaceutical Association

The Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA), an extension of the National Pharmaceutical Association (NPhA), is an educational service association of pharmacy students who are concerned about pharmacy and healthcare related issues, and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions. The purpose of SNPhA is to plan, organize, coordinate and execute programs geared toward the improvement for the health, educational, and social environment of the community. The association objectives are: 1) To offer student members the opportunity to develop leadership and professional skill; 2) To educate students about and promote active participation in national health care issues; 3) To develop the role of the minority health professional as a vital member of the health care team; 4) To develop within communities a positive image of minority health professionals; and 5) To educate communities on better health practices and to increase their awareness and understanding of diseases. 

Faculty Advisers: Professor Jaye Weston and Dr. Jeffrey Luke

  • SNPhA Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 RYAN SPENCER
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 SHAUN MCKEOWN
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 HEAVEN CARREJO
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 RICHARD RAMIREZ
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 BRYAN DONALD
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 MAHMOUD SABAWI
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 PURVI PATEL
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 MARK CARRILLO
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 MICHAEL TERRY
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 OBINNA IZUNDU
    PRESIDENT 2008-2009 JOHANNE PIERRE-FILS

Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) is a national professional association that represents student pharmacists who aspire to practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP), its parent organization, work towards helping patients achieve optimal health outcomes. ASHP advocates and supports the professional practice of pharmacists in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory care clinics, and other settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. ASHP serves its members as their collective voice on issues related to medication use and public health.

The Society of Health-System Pharmacists exists at the local (SSHP), state (TSHP), and national (ASHP) levels. The parent society has extensive publishing and educational programs designed to help members improve their professional practice, and it is the national accrediting organization for pharmacy residency and pharmacy technician training programs.

Faculty Advisers: Dr. Pooja Patel and Dr. Mardoqueo Martinez

  • SSHP Organization Presidents
    PRESIDENT 2018-2019 ANDREW RAMIREZ
    PRESIDENT 2017-2018 LOIS KIM
    PRESIDENT 2016-2017 JUNNIE MWANIKI
    PRESIDENT 2015-2016 WHITNEY STRONG
    PRESIDENT 2014-2015 JUSTIN SHANKS
    PRESIDENT 2013-2014 JACOB GEORGE
    PRESIDENT 2012-2013 REGINA ROY
    PRESIDENT 2011-2012 NOLA FRY
    PRESIDENT 2010-2011 SHANNON FULLER
    PRESIDENT 2009-2010 RITA SALINAS
    PRESIDENT 2008-2009 SEBASTIAN PEREZ
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