Pharmacy Practice Staff

John D. Bowman, M.S.

Interim Department Head, Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
1010 W. Ave. B, Kingsville, Texas, 78363
Phone: 361-221-0704  |  Fax: 361-221-0798  |  bowman@tamhsc.edu

Rachel Garza, Assistant to the Department Chair
Phone: 361-221-0701  |  Fax: 361-221-0798  |  rachel.garza@tamhsc.edu

Rachel received her bachelor of science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  She supports 25-28 professors. Her duties include making travel arrangements to meetings, conferences or lecture sites, which includes, staying on top of travel, hotels, cars, and getting approvals for every portion of travel. Not to mention the hours she spends on the phone and computer responding to correspondence and/or processing the travel expense reports and scheduling meetings. Other duties include preparing hiring packets, maintaining the department’s assets and arranging all logistics for guest speakers.  She must remain very focused, have an amazing memory, really love helping people and have unending patience.  She approaches each day as a fun challenge.  After a 10 year career as a legal secretary she is delighted to work in her current position. She currently resides in Corpus Christi with her husband and two boys. Rachel has received the Staff of the Year Award in 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Maria Benavides, Pharmacy Practice Assistant
Phone: 361-221-0703  |  Fax: 361-221-0798  |  mbenavides@tamhsc.edu

Maria (Cordie) has been employed with the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy since March 2010.  Her duties are split between the department of Pharmacy Practice and the Office of Experiential Education which includes 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.  Cordie’s heroes are her cerebral palsy, mentally handicap daughter who inspires her to cherish the simple things in life and her older daughter who loves, accepts and never complains about mom’s dedication to her sister’s needs. Cordie graduated from Alice High School in 1972. She has certifications from the Texas State Board Registered Pharmacy Technician 2014, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board 2014 and Pharmacy Sterile Products Training (lifetime certification). She received the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy Staff of the Year Award in 2012.


Senior Office Assistant (vacant position)
Phone: 361-221-0665   |   Fax: 361-221-0798   |