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May 12, 2011

ULM pharmacy student earns election to national academy

University of Louisiana at Monroe College of Pharmacy students and faculty attended the American Pharmacists Association meeting in Seattle, with one ULM student elected to the Academy of Student Pharmacists as a national member-at-large.

ULM student Ryan Burke of Kenner was one of seven student pharmacists who competed for election to a position that included students from schools such as Ohio State University and University of North Carolina.

The participants attended meetings of the House of Delegates, participated in student competitions and engaged in discussions about the future of pharmacy.

Over 4,500 pharmacists and students representing companies and colleges of pharmacy from across the nation attended.

Among the ULM Faculty attending were Dr. Anthony Walker; Dr. Candace Chelette; Dr. Alexis Horace and Dr. Jennifer Smith.

In addition to Burke, other ULM students who attended included the following:

"The College of Pharmacy consistently attracts some of the very best students available," said College of Pharmacy Dean Benny Blaylock.

"Mr. Burke's election as a member a-at-large to the Academy of Student Pharmacists speaks to this quality on a national level. He is the latest in a series of outstanding ULM College of Pharmacy students to attain such recognition. The College of Pharmacy faculty and staff are very proud of all the students who participated in this national meeting."

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