University of Charleston

University of Charleston

A UC School of Pharmacy student and a faculty member have been named to professional leadership programs.

Baleigh Goddard, a P3 student in the UC School of Pharmacy, is one of only 66 students selected for the inaugural cohort of the Community Pharmacy Student Scholar Leaders Program. The program recognizes a student’s dedication to, and aspirations towards, becoming leaders in community-based pharmacy practice.

Student scholars were selected from over 100 submissions and represent 50 schools and colleges of pharmacy across the U.S. “The large number of applicants we had for this program in its inaugural year shows students are eager for the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills for community-based practice,” said Shelby Jensen, Pharm.D., program co-lead and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, and Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. “Community-based pharmacy is the front door to our profession. I am excited to have led the development of this program, which will help graduates navigate the rapidly changing landscape of community-based pharmacy practice.”


Beth Todd, UC assistant professor, department of pharmacy practice, was named one of the 2023-2024 Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation Educators Badge participants. Only 73 educators were selected to participate in the program, designed to bolster their knowledge and skills in community-based pharmacy practice transformation and gain credibility among other educators and practitioners.

Participants will have networking opportunities and complete several requirements to be recognized as experts in community-based pharmacy practice. “This program affords the opportunity to bring together 73 passionate educators nationwide to network and engage with community pharmacy leaders while empowering them to work locally to advance community practice in their classrooms and communities,” said Melissa McGivney, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAPhA, ACT Pharmacy Collaborative director, associate dean for student success and professional initiatives, and professor of pharmacy & therapeutics.