CEDARVILLE — Jordan Long, a fourth-year professional pharmacy student in Cedarville’s School of Pharmacy, was awarded the John A. Gans Scholarship from the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation Student Scholarship Program.
The APhA Foundation Student Scholarship Program recognizes students who choose to invest time in their school’s APhA – Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) chapter to help shape the future of the profession while managing the demands of a full-time pharmacy curriculum.
“Cedarville University’s School of Pharmacy has allowed me to explore my abilities as a leader and servant from the local to national level,” Long said. “The school of pharmacy fosters individuals who want to pursue leadership and gives them the tools and resources to grow.”
Long was president-elect of Cedarville’s APhA-ASP chapter his first year of pharmacy school, served as a Student Pharmacist Magazine editorial advisory board member in 2015 and now serves on the member engagement management standing committee. Long also worked at APhA headquarters during the summer of 2015 as the APhA Carl F. Emswiller summer intern in association management and leadership.
Applicants are evaluated on their potential to become leaders in the pharmacy profession, as demonstrated by involvement in school and community activities and academic performance. Each year, the program chooses 13 scholarship recipients, which helps to alleviate the stress pharmacy school can have on a student’s finances.
Long said he is honored and humbled to be the 2017 recipient of the scholarship, named after the the former executive vice president and chief executive officer of the APhA.
“Dr. Gans is a true visionary in the profession of pharmacy and has served in the field his entire life, and I hope to do the same to my utmost ability,” Lon said.
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