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Chapter of the Year Award Recipients
NCPA recognizes the top three chapters and the most improved chapter each year at our annual convention during the NCPA Foundation Student Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to Ohio Northern University who was named NCPA Student Chapter of the Year in Philadelphia this October and received a $2,000 cash award for their chapter! The first runner-up was the University of Southern California who received a cash award of $1,000 and second runner-up was the University of Washington who received a cash award of $500. The most improved chapter, University of Southern Nevada – South Jordan, received $250. The award is based on activities during the preceding school year.

Chapter of the Year criteria include: Neighborhood community service projects (15%), creating members (15%), promoting independent pharmacy (30%) advocating legislative action (30%), Fundraising/Misc (5%), Legislative Advocacy Challenge Report Submission (2.5%), and MTM Challenge Report Submission (2.5%). We hope to see Chapter of the Year applications by May 31 from all NCPA Student Chapters!

Ohio Northern University NCPA Student Chapter

Front Row Left to Right: Lauren Anderson, Beth Crandall, Dee Dee Myers, advisor, Nathaniel Hedrick, Alison Huet
Back Row Left to Right: Tana Peterman, Andrea Stan, Kari Reinhart, Alison Leavitt, Jenny Zhu, Ben Herr, Laura Randel, Todd Sega, Kristen Thatcher, Lindsey McClish

2010 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition Finalists
Teams of pharmacy students from Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Washington State University College of Pharmacy presented their business plans before a panel of live judges and a live audience during NCPA's 112th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition on October 23, 2010 in Philadelphia. The results of the competition were announced during the convention's opening general session and are as follows:

Second Runner Up - Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy
Team Members: Garrett Aikens - Team Captain, Brittney Shippee, Lauren Sofy, Denise Sutter, Jared Johnson, Pharm.D. - Team Advisor

First Runner Up - Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Team Members: Tori Erxleben - Team Captain, Travis Gau, Kathryn McDonald, Ryan Nimtz, Renae Chesnut, R.Ph., M.B.A., Ed.D. - Team Advisor

First Place - Washington State University College of Pharmacy
Team Members: Erik Nelson - Team Captain, Kurt Bowen, Robert Bryan, Vinh Nguyen, Linda Garrelts MacLean, R.Ph., CDE - Team Advisor

2010 Washington State University Business Plan Team
Left to Right: Robert Bryan, Kurt Bowen, Vinh Nguyen, Erik Nelson

Congratulations to all Business Plan Competition Finalists for your tremendous presentations and efforts! Is your school or college of pharmacy beginning to prepare for or thinking about entering the 2011 Business Plan Competition? Applications and written business plans are not due until May 15, but it’s not too early to start preparation! If your chapter needs guidance or is seeking assistance in plan development, please contact NCPA Student Affairs at We hope to further increase the record number of 35 business plans submitted in 2010!

The 2011-2012 NCPA Elective Rotation in Association Management is Now Open!
NCPA is pleased to offer an elective rotation in national association management, with an emphasis on independent community pharmacy practice, to all colleges and schools of pharmacy. Students pursuing a professional degree in pharmacy will gain experience with the operations and activities of a national pharmacy association, while also learning about the vast number of opportunities available in independent community pharmacy practice.

The rotation schedule, while flexible, is designed to be four to six weeks in duration, and is available year-round. The rotation is intended to be an elective feature of a school or college of pharmacy's curriculum-based experiential program. Requests to participate should be coordinated through and received from the experiential program staff of the school or college. Please visit the NCPA website at for more information and an application. For questions, please contact NCPA Student Affairs at

2011 NCPA Summer Internship Application Deadline – January 15, 2011
Are you looking for an internship opportunity for the summer? Have you considered applying to the NCPA Summer Internship Program at NCPA Headquarters in Alexandria, VA? NCPA is now accepting applications for the 2011 Summer Internship! The NCPA and the NCPA Foundation are pleased to sponsor this program which provides a pharmacy student with an excellent opportunity to experience life at a national pharmacy association, while also learning more about the many opportunities that exist in independent community pharmacy practice.

The NCPA Summer Intern will spend 10 weeks at NCPA headquarters, beginning in May or June (start date is flexible) and will receive a stipend. For more information and an application, please visit the NCPA website at or contact NCPA student affairs at for questions.

Calling All Applicants for the NCPA 2011-2012 Executive Residency in Association Management
Are you preparing to graduate in May? Are you searching for post-graduate residency opportunities? Do you have an interest in pharmacy association management and independent community pharmacy? Look no further! The NCPA Executive Residency in Association Management is a springboard into a career of association work. Pharmacy school curriculum is extensive, but an NCPA Executive Residency distinguishes you from your fellow graduates by opening up new and rewarding opportunities for you in a number of areas. Interested? Visit the NCPA website at for more information and an application. For questions, please contact NCPA Student Affairs at The deadline to apply is January 15, 2011 so get started on your application today!

NCPA National Student Leadership Council Deadline – January 31, 2011
Attention all student leaders: Do not miss the opportunity to apply for a national student leadership position in NCPA’s National Student Leadership Council (SLC)! The SLC represents all student pharmacist members of NCPA and is comprised of 16 student members who each complete a two-year term; the first as a Junior Member and the second as a Senior member. Multiple students from a school or college of pharmacy may apply each year, but only one may be appointed from that school or college. All SLC members must have held an office on the chapter level and all must be current student members of NCPA. If multiple chapter members are interested in applying, we suggest that you hold an election within the chapter to determine whose application will be submitted.

The goal of the SLC is to support the development of future leaders in community pharmacy and to recognize student pharmacists who have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and pursuing a career in community pharmacy. The SLC supports the Associate Director of Management and Student Affairs at NCPA in providing the student pharmacist perspective in developing programs for NCPA student members among other responsibilities. Questions? Contact your regional SLC representatives or NCPA Student Affairs at Additional information and an application can be found on the NCPA website at

NCPA National Student Leadership Council

Region 1
Jason Wang John Kong
2010-2011 National SLC Secretary University of California – San Francisco
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Region 2
Chibuzor OkoroGilbert Sarmiento
Howard UniversityUniversity of the Incarnate Word
Region 3
David JacobsonLauren Anderson
University of ArizonaOhio Northern University
Region 4
Scott HalvorsonAndrea Santoro
University of Missouri - Kansas City University of Missouri – Kansas City
Region 5
Bob HarshbargerAshley Sweaney
Mercer UniversityUniversity of Arizona
Region 6
Whitney BraceHeath Goins
University of Texas - Austin University of Houston
Region 7
Andrew Helm Andrew Heinz
2010-2011 National SLC President2010-2011 National SLC President-Elect
Washington State University University of Washington
Region 8
John RosePatrick Tabon
University of California – San Francisco2010-2011 National SLC Secretary-Elect
solidrose@gmail.comWashington State University

NCPA National Student Leadership Council

Front Row Left to Right : Andrew Helm, Patrick Tabon, Ashley Sweaney, Lauren Anderson, Andrea Santoro, Whitney Brace, Jason Wang, Gilbert Sarmiento, John Kong
Back Row Left to Right: Heath Goins, David Jacobson, John Rose, Bob Harshbarger, Andrew Heinz, Chibuzor Okoro, Scott Halvorson


November 22, 2010

Dates & Deadlines

January 15, 2011
NCPA 2011 Summer Internship Application Deadline
NCPA 2011-2012 Executive Residency Deadline

January 31, 2011
NCPA National Student Leadership Council Application Deadline
NCPA Student Chapter Midterm Report Deadline

Need a Speaker for a Meeting at Your School?
Contact your NCPA National Student Leadership Council representative or NPCA Student Affairs at to schedule a time that works for you. NCPA Student Affairs, SLC Members, and/or NPCA Ambassadors would love to visit your school!

Has Your Chapter Completed a Successful Chapter Project?
Share a brief description of your successful chapter project, the results of your efforts in your school and/or community, and pictures (if available)! We want to recognize NCPA student chapters for their outstanding efforts and share your ideas and success stories with other NCPA student chapters. Email your story and pictures from the event, if applicable, to be included in the new NCPA Chapter Highlights section in the student section of the NCPA website.

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