P2 Amber Koepel on Her Trip to the Annual American Pharmacists Association Conference

Amber Koepel 2Name: Amber Koepel
Year: P2 (Second Year College of Pharmacy Student)
Major: Pharmacy
Involvement: American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Omicron Delta Kappa-National Leadership Society (ODK), Phi Lambda Sigma-Pharmacy Leadership Society (PLS), Dean’s Advisory Board, Intramurals Official, University Recreation Facility Worker, Rake ‘n’ Run, Relay for Life, the Big Event.
Achievements: Ferris State Founder’s Scholarship, PharmD Scholarship, Honors Program Travel Scholarship, Daily Mining Gazette’s Student of the Year Scholarship, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Scholarship, Lake Linden-Hubbell Foundation Scholarship, Member at Large Representative for the PharmD Class of 2015, Pharmacy Peer Mentor, Orientation Leader in 2012, Graduation Stole Representing Leadership.

“I went to the APhA (American Pharmacists Association) annual meeting in Los Angeles, CA and was the delegate for the Phi Lambda Sigma delegate session, hosted on Day 2 of the conference! It is four days long, full of networking and educational workshops, award ceremonies, along with opening and closing celebrations. I went because I wanted to enhance my pharmacy education. I knew it would be a great networking opportunity, and I wanted to figure out how we could improve our Ferris chapter. I learned that there are many improvements we can make to our chapter, and how excited a helpful event like this can make you for the career that lies ahead! It was a great experience, where I met a lot of interesting people from all over the country.  I think Ferris’ College of Pharmacy should encourage events like these a little more, so students can get their heads out of their books and notes for a weekend. Students can get an educational and networking experience, all without the pressure of an exam at the end. Any pharmacy student may attend this conference.”

This interview was done by Endeavor editor, Logan Bixman.


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