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Ohio Northern University pharmacy student named to NCPA National Student Leadership Council

Apr 8, 2015

Ohio Northern University student Emily Ickes, a fourth-year pharmacy major from Jeromesville, Ohio, has been appointed to the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) National Student Leadership Council (SLC) for a two-year term.

Ickes will serve one year as a junior member, representing region 3, and will be elevated to a senior member in her second year. She is just one of eight pharmacy students selected from across the country to serve on the council. This marks the seventh straight year that ONU has had an ONU student named to the board. ONU has had four students represent the school over the last five years.  

Ryan Siefring, a sixth-year pharmacy student from Coldwater, Ohio, is currently a senior member of the SLC representing region 2. His two-year term ends at the end of the school year.

The SLC represents all student pharmacist members of the National Community Pharmacists Association. The SLC is comprised of 16 student members who each complete a two-year term, the first as a junior member and the second as a senior member. Multiple students from a school or college of pharmacy may apply each year, but only one may be appointed from that school or college. All SLC members must have held an office on the chapter level and all must be current student members of NCPA.

The goal of the SLC is to support the development of future leaders in community pharmacy and to recognize student pharmacists who have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and pursuing a career in community pharmacy. The SLC supports the associate director of management and student affairs at NCPA in providing the student pharmacist perspective in developing programs for NCPA student members.

The NCPA represents the interests of America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of nearly 23,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $88.8 billion health care marketplace, dispense nearly 40 percent of all retail prescriptions, and employ more than 300,000 individuals, including more than 62,000 pharmacists.

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