Leadership program puts pharmacists on forefront of improving health care

As the need for leaders in the pharmacy profession grows, alumna Donna Walker is helping develop them through the Walker Leadership Scholars Program in the UofSC College of Pharmacy.

Walker is a 1979 pharmacy and 1984 MBA graduate. Through the leadership program, two high-capacity, first-year pharmacy students help recruit high-school students and take on leadership roles while being exposed to different career opportunities.

“After the first class graduated from the program, two scholars came up to me and said, ‘It can’t be a three-year program. It’s got to be a lifetime program.’ And they’ve made that happen,” Walker says. “Their enthusiasm and engagement have motivated me to look at how the program can grow to continue to support the scholars’ leadership development and make a substantial contribution to our profession.”

Read the full story, written by Page Ivey, on the university website.

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