Mission & Goals
The Office of Student Affairs fosters the academic achievement, career development and personal growth of professional student pharmacists by providing services, informing students about career and professional development opportunities, facilitating the development and application of innate leadership skills, and encouraging participation in co-curricular activities.
In order to achieve this mission, the Office of Student Affairs will strive to do the following:
1. Provide advice, support and pertinent information to those applying to the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy;
2. Attract and enroll highly-qualified students who epitomize the college’s mission and represent the diversity of the people of South Texas;
3. Introduce and familiarize new students with the Rangel College of Pharmacy during Pre-Orientation and Orientation programs;
4. Collaborate with faculty, staff and students to provide a welcoming, engaging, and student-centered learning environment;
5. Provide a broad range of student services through collaborative partnerships with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Texas A&M Kingsville;
6. Collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs to facilitate the retention, academic progression, and graduation of all students by assigning faculty advisers, informing students of tutoring opportunities, and following student progress through the activities of the Problem Early Alert Network.
Once a student is enrolled in the program, the Offices of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate to select a faculty adviser for each professional student pharmacist. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisers periodically, at least once a semester, to discuss academic, personal, career and professional goals.
The college provides several career and professional development opportunities to student pharmacists. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
- A Day in the Life of an Intern
- Intern Recruitment Fair
- Career Expo
- Announcements for available Internship and Fellowship opportunities
- Classroom and group activities that provide information on academic success, personal assessment, job searches, career exploration, and transitioning into the practice of pharmacy.
Student Community Service
Professional student pharmacists at the Rangel College of Pharmacy have had an impact on thousands of lives. The college has eight active student organizations that reach out to our community when they provide blood glucose and blood pressure screenings at health fairs, lead diabetes and smoking cessation education programs, clean up parks, help children with homework at the Boys and Girls Club, and are engaged in many community action projects in Kingsville and the greater South Texas region. This past year, our students participated in a total of 85 health-related events in Kingsville and the surrounding communities and a total of 17,564 community members attended these events.
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