Rho Chi Wins
In November, The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy's Rho Chi Alpha Nu Chapter received a $500 award in support of their project proposal entitled "Introducing High School and College Students to Careers in Pharmacy." The mission of the project is to increase student awareness of the profession of pharmacy as a career choice. The project targets honor students in order to attract high quality candidates to a career in pharmacy. Rho Chi members will give presentations to honors science classes in high schools and honors pre-health undergraduate students at colleges and universities. Presentations provide an overview of pharmacist duties and responsibilities, education, and career opportunities. Nicole McClellan, third year student pharmacist and Rho Chi President, gave the first presentation at the University of Memphis on November 19, 2010, to members of Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honor Society. Nicole stated, "I think it went very well. I got great feedback, especially with respect to increasing their knowledge about the profession." The second presentation was to high school students at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis. Two events are planned in Knoxville to reach potential students across the state.