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.
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.
In 2004, Terry Viramontes joined the Illinois National Guard. A decision he has never regretted. Still in high school, Terry says, “I had options. I just preferred this one.” He could have gone into the family business. But construction wasn’t for him. “I didn’t want something handed to me. I wanted to do it on my own.”
The school hosted its annual Preceptor Dinner Apr. 23 at Fogo de Chão to honor all active CU Pharmacy preceptors. This year marked the 5th anniversary of the event and several preceptors were recognized for their excellence and service to the school. A full list of preceptor awardees from the 2014-2015 school year follows.
Walgreens pharmacists and CU alumna, Dr. Holly Tancar, talks from a preceptor perspective about pharmacy school rotations and utilizing students in her community pharmacy.