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Why I chose CU

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Dr. Chinedu Ozioko managed to juggle a full time job as a pharmacy manager with Walgreens, family and pharmacy school and graduated from CU in three years! Enrolled in the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy’s iPharmD® program for working pharmacists worldwide, Dr. Ozioko proves that with enough drive you can achieve your dreams. Hear what Dr. Ozioko has to say about how he did it.

Driven to Succeed

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Take one look at Suhair Shawar and you know she’s not average. From her Middle Eastern looks to her age to her accent, she’s unusual.

Maybe it’s growing up the middle child of seven. Maybe it’s being born a girl in a culture that cherishes boys. Maybe it’s living in war-torn Jerusalem and immigrating to California as a child that has molded her. “I’ve always had to fight. Fight to be heard. Fight to be noticed. Fight for my place,” says Palestinian American Suhair.

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