The Focus Is You


The Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA), previously known as SWPhA, is devoted to the professional and ethical advancement of pharmacy students. The Academy was organized to aid and support the objectives of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the profession. It also provides a forum for student opinion on pertinent association activities and policies. This year's events included the summer ice cream social, annual hamburger cookout, pharmacy week public information projects, Christmas Party and White Coat ceremony.

Sponsorship from the faculty is provided by Dr. Nina Morris and Dr. Krista Brooks.

Operation Diabetes Event

Hello Alumni!

APhA-ASP would like to invite you to support our new Operation Diabetes event! As many of you know the ADA recommends 30 minutes of exercise on five days of the week to help with diabetes, and we are hoping to show students how easy this can be added to their schedules and how it will benefit their health! During the week of November 6th through November 10th we will be hosting an exercise session and healthy snack or meal every day! We would love for you to join any of these activities! 

Most importantly, our fundraising event will be Dodging Diabetes Dodgeball tournament on Tuesday, November 7th starting at 6 p.m.! Teams of six will play, and we are hoping to have a feisty Alumni vs Professors game! If you are interested in participating, please contact myself or Ashlee Gutierrez (gutierrezan@student.swosu.edu)! Team entry fee is $30.

Diabetes week is November 6 – 10. Our weekly schedule is:

  • Monday: Zumba 10:15 a.m. + Snack (skinny pop + string cheese)
  • Tuesday: Dodgeball 6 p.m. + snacks (Gatorade+granola bars+crackers)
  • Wednesday: Yoga Noon + lunch (whole wheat sandwiches)
  • Thursday: Frisbee 12:15 p.m. + lunch (pork tacos)
  • Friday: Hacky sack and various small games 8:30 a.m. + breakfast (yogurt bar)

Hope to see you at the Open House during Homecoming!


Robin Heckes

Pharm D Candidate 2019
APhA-ASP President 2017 – 2018
PLS Chemical Dependency Chair
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Dodging Diabetes Dodgeball Tournament

November 7th

Get up. Get Out Get Active!

Join the SWOSU APHA-ASP chapter on November 7th for a dodgeball tournament! The event is to get people active and help prevent diabetes through exercise. Grab your friends, pick a team name and come dominate some dodgeball! Professors and alumni are welcome to compete also.

Once you get your team's roster and name e-mail it to Ashlee Gutierrez gutierrezan@student.swosu.edu. She will arrange a time to get the $30 entry fee.

image of logo from American Diabetes Association that reads Stop Diabetes.
  • Event will be at the SWOSU Wellness Center
  • Games start at 6 p.m.
  • Six-member teams — $30 per team
  • Snacks provided for participants
  • Hosted by SWOSU COP Apha  ASP
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