Pharmacy Student Elected to National Post
September 17, 2002

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ATLANTA — Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy student Alissa Hall has been chosen as the national president of the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) of the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA).

The Student Advisory Committee, which first convened at the 2001 NCPA Steering Committee Forum in Washington, D.C., is composed of eight students and is headed by the NCPA summer intern who oversees the committee and its operation. The formation of this group turned NCPA student chapters and their members into a peer-run association.

Hall is the NCPA's summer intern for 2002. A resident of St. Petersburg, Fla., she earned an associate degree in arts from St. Petersburg Junior College before enrolling in Mercer University's Southern School of Pharmacy. She is a fourth-year student pursuing a joint doctor of pharmacy/master of business administration degree.

The Southern School of Pharmacy became the first school in the Southeast and the fifth in the nation to offer the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree as its sole professional degree. In addition to the Pharm.D., the Southern School of Pharmacy offers the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and joint Pharm.D./MBA and Pharm.D./Ph.D. degrees.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is one of the largest Baptist-affiliated institutions in the world and is the only independent university of its size in the nation to offer degree programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For the past 12 years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.

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