Doctor of Pharmacy student ambassador, Joy Morrow, encourages students to face challenges and pursue goals

Joy Morrow

“Do not be afraid to challenge yourself!”

Name: Joy Morrow

Undergraduate institution: Tidewater Community College

Program: Doctor of Pharmacy

Anticipated graduation: 2024

Where are you currently employed? Walgreen’s Pharmacy, In-Clinic Rx

Title: Pharmacy Intern

Tell us a little bit about how amazing your current position is and what you do. How are you making a positive impact? I have been working in the pharmacy field for more than 17 years. In my most recent position as a pharmacy intern, I am able to help the pharmacist counsel patients on their new prescriptions, recommend over the counter self-care remedies, and provide exceptional customer service and patient-centered care. I find pleasure in knowing that I am able to help our community with their pharmaceutical needs. CPHS has helped me evolve in my patient-provider encounters by knowing how to address patient needs and recommend appropriate therapy. I use components from several classes to include law, OTC medications, and pharmacy practice skills every time I work a shift. I am thankful for the knowledge I have acquired since starting my pharmacy graduate journey with CPHS!

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Why did you choose CPHS and what benefits do you believe you gained/are gaining from attending Campbell? Did you/do you connect with the “Campbell family”? I chose CPHS because of the family feel I received during my interview process. I feel like CPHS has systems in place to set everyone up for success. I know that I will be a well-rounded, clinically inclined, provider once I begin practicing in my desired pharmacy field.

Please summarize your personal, business, and academic journey: I have been a nationally certified pharmacy technician for more than 17 years. I currently serve as the director of Finances for the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association, an ambassador for the Doctor of Pharmacy Student Ambassador Program, chaplain of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association, OTC Literacy Chair of the American Pharmacist Association, chaplain for the PharmD class of 2024, and secretary of Kappa Epsilon. I am also a member of the Professional Association of Student Alumni (PASA). I have received the Dean’s Scholarship, the Jessica Ann Kalinowski Pharmacy Scholarship and the Samuel Tate Powell Memorial Scholarship. I was just recently accepted into NCODA’s Pharmacy Mentorship Program.

At Campbell we believe in purposeful lives and meaningful service. What legacy are you leaving/do you hope to leave? The legacy I would like to leave is that anyone can do anything despite their circumstances. As a single mother who moved to North Carolina, away from friends and family, I have experienced a roller coaster of trials and tribulations; however, I keep pushing toward completing my goals. Nothing will stop me. I am a living testimony!

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Reasons why prospective students should choose Campbell over other Graduate and Professional Schools: You are not just a number! You will become a part of a family of other goal-oriented, hard-working individuals who you can depend on for help as we are all in this together!

Additional items you would like to include in your story. Do not be afraid to challenge yourself! Get to know new people. Be active with school organizations in addition to completing coursework. Participate in community events that give back to the underserved. Come grow professionally and personally with Campbell University!

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