Pharmacy Alum Returns to SWOSU Class


Pharmacy Students
Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy graduate Stacy Cody (front third from left) of Sulphur Springs (TX) recently returned to the Weatherford campus to serve as guest lecturer. He also addressed the Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists, which he co-founded when he was a student at SWOSU. Pictured with Cody are FCP members (front from left): Jessica Casselman, Antoinette Smith, Christina Shipman, Marisa Tolson and Melody Abraham. Back from left-FCP faculty sponsor Dr. Virgil Van Dusen, Jennifer Horton, Lindsey Timbes, Tim Poulter and Alex Cobb.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy faculty in Weatherford are committed to incorporating real-world pharmacy issues into their classes by inviting alumni to serve as guest lecturers. 

Stacy Cody, a 1990 graduate of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy who now lives in Sulphur Springs (TX), returned to the classroom to serve as a guest lecturer, meet with students and tour the pharmacy classrooms and labs.  He gave a presentation on long term care in Dr. Steve Pray's "Prescription Products" class. 

Alumni are encouraged to visit the pharmacy college to meet with students and lead discussion on selected course topics. 

"Students benefit immensely from the wisdom and perspective of our experienced alumni," said Dr. Pray, a Bernhardt professor of pharmaceutics at SWOSU.

Cody also spoke with the Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists (FCP) student organization at their evening meeting. Cody, along with pharmacy graduate Jerrod Roberts of Edmond, established the FCP in 1989 while they were students.

Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists was organized to unite pharmacy students of SWOSU who are interested in growing closer to Christ as well as each other. The group also stresses the importance of projecting Christian values in their professional lives as well as their personal lives.

In addition to FCP, Stacy was also active at SWOSU in SWPhA, Phi Delta Chi and the Dean's Council. He is currently national speaker for GlaxoSmithKline and owner of Cody Drug in Sulphur Springs.

Cody is very active in his community having served as mayor, city councilman, chamber of commerce director, board member of Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, president of SSHS as well as deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church. He is a member of the Texas Pharmacist Association, recently serving as secretary-treasurer.  Cody is a lifetime member of the Southwestern Pharmacy Alumni Association.

He and his wife, Kellie, have one son and one daughter.