Walgreens and Student Organization Host Event for SWOSU Pharmacy Students


Pharmacy Cookout
Walgreens Pharmacy District Manager Ryan Walker, Pharm.D. (left), visits with APhA-ASP Chapter President Zak Key of Vici at the recent SWOSU College of Pharmacy cookout.  Dr. Walker, a 2002 SWOSU pharmacy graduate, resides in Tulsa.


A cookout for all Southwestern Oklahoma State University pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students and their families was recently hosted on the Weatherford campus by a student organization with sponsorship by Walgreens Pharmacy.

The SWOSU pharmacy student chapter, American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), hosted the event for approximately 150 people. APhA-ASP President Zachary Key of Vici said the cookout is just one of several events sponsored throughout the year by the group.

The ASP 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 and the profession. It also provides a forum for student opinion on pertinent association activities and policies.

Annual events include the summer ice cream social, annual hamburger cookout, spirit week for Homecoming, pharmacy week public information projects, and White Coat ceremony. Sponsorship from the faculty is provided by Dr. Krista Brooks and Dr. Nina Morris.