Dr. Antoine Al-Achi believes strongly in the Christian mission of Campbell. To him, giving back and investing in that mission sets a powerful example for alumni, students and friends.
Al-Achi began his career as a pharmacist before returning to school to earn his Ph.D. from Northeastern University in Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacokinetics. After completing postdoc work at Harvard University, he accepted a teaching position in Campbell’s pharmacy program within the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has served Campbell as a faculty member since 1989.
“Campbell is home. It’s been a blessing.”
Just as Campbell has blessed Dr. Al-Achi, it is evident that he has blessed those around him. In 2014, the graduating class started an endowed scholarship in the professor’s honor. Dr. Al-Achi was honored, though he did not expect the tribute, saying, “I was kind of shocked. What we do on regular basis, sometimes we don’t realize how much we affect other people.” To Dr. Al-Achi, he was just doing his job, and is touched that the students showed their appreciation in a meaningful way. “Even if I affected a single student, that’s plenty.”
Michael Adams, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences dean and former student of Al-Achi, states, ” [Dr. Al-Achi] is a true advocate for student success, and I appreciate his many efforts in developing our students for purposeful lives and meaningful service through his instruction and mentorship.”
Campbell’s Christian Mission
The Christian mission, Dr. Al-Achi believes, is Campbell’s greatest strength. Leadership development, meaningful service, exemplary academic skills…Dr. Al-Achi states, “Everything else flows from the Christian mission.”
When faculty and staff give to Campbell, their investment in the mission permeates beyond Buies Creek. Dr. Al-Achi reflects that giving a seemingly “nominal” amount to Campbell can multiply, because our students go out and serve the world through their skills and knowledge they received from Campbell.
“Sometimes it’s hard to quantify it by dollar signs.”
Additionally, Al-Achi believes employee philanthropy sets a powerful example. “It is important for faculty and staff to support Campbell because if we don’t do it, people looking from outside say, ‘Well, your people are not giving anything, why do you expect us to give you anything?’” However, when employees do support Campbell, Al-Achi knows the perspective switches. He says if we support our mission, others notice and think, “There must be something good going on there.”
Giving with Purpose
Each year, our employees have the opportunity to support the mission and students of Campbell University. All employees are encouraged to give at a level they feel comfortable and to the fund that means the most to them. Your gifts impact the lives of our biggest investment: our students.