Pharmacy Practice Staff

Asim Abu-Baker, Pharm.D.

Interim Department Head, Clinical Professor for Pharmacy Practice, Associate Dean for Clinical and Professional Affairs

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Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
1010 W. Ave. B, Kingsville, Texas, 78363
Phone: 361.221.0660  |  Fax: 361.221.0798  |

Rachel Garza, Assistant to the Department Chair
Phone: 361.221.0701  |  Fax: 361.221.0798  |

Rachel Garza received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She supports 25-28 professors. Her duties include making travel arrangements to meetings, conferences or lecture sites. She also responds to correspondence, processes travel expense reports and schedules meetings. Other duties include preparing hiring packets, maintaining the department’s assets and arranging all logistics for guest speakers. She currently resides in Corpus Christi with her husband and two boys. Garza received the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy Staff of the Year Award in 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Maria Benavides, Pharmacy Practice Assistant
Phone: 361.221.0703  |  Fax: 361.221.0798  |

Maria Benavides has been employed by the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy since March 2010. Her duties are split between the Department of Pharmacy Practice and the Office of Experiential Education. Her duties include assisting professors in the Physical Assessment Lab with set-up, maintenance, inventory and coordinating service learning events. She monitors the service learning schedule, collects the approval and documentation forms, tracks student hours and patients touched during service learning events. She previously worked in hospital pharmacy for 34 years. Benavides graduated from Alice High School in 1972. She has certifications from the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (2014), the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (2014) and a lifetime certification in pharmacy sterile products training. She received the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy Staff of the Year Award in 2012.

Senior Office Assistant (vacant position)
Phone: 361.221.0665   |   Fax: 361.221.0798   |