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Congratulations to our graduates attending Appalachian College of Pharmacy this fall!

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These students completed Associate of Arts and Sciences degrees with majors in Science and Pre-Medical specializations in May of 2017. All will be entering Appalachian College of Pharmacy this fall.

Center photo left to right: Zachary S. Stevenson is from Cedar Bluff, VA.  He is the son of Terry and Donna Stevenson. Morgan Cook is from Richlands, VA. She is the daughter of Greg and Dionne Cook. Miriam Acosta is from Whitewood, VA. She is the daughter of Rocky and Kathy Cole. Emily Danielle Stacy is from Hurley, VA. She is the daughter of Tim and Janet Stacy. Sydney Counts is from Haysi, VA. She is the daughter of James and Renee Counts. Caleb Sample is from Rosedale, VA. He is the son of Joel and Marlene Sample.

For more information on the SWCC pre-pharmacy program and other pre-med programs, contact Georgia Householder via email georgia.householder@sw.edu

Congratulations to our students who have been accepted to pharmacy schools for Fall 2017!

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SWCC proudly announces students who were recently accepted to pharmacy schools for the fall of 2017. Pictured Row 1, seated from left to right: Miriam Acosta, Brandi Fuentes, Kimberly Joyce, Morgan Brooke Cunningham. Row 2, from left to right: Alyssa Ratliff, Emily Danielle Stacy, Morgan Cook, Sydney Counts. Row 3, from left to right Miranda Cole, Zachary S. Stevenson, Kacee Boyd, Jeremy Clevinger, Caleb Sample.

Congratulations to Southwest Virginia Community College’s recipient of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy Merit Scholarship.

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Morgan Cook

Morgan Cook of Pounding Mill, VA has received The Merit Scholarship awarded by ACP for the 2017-2018 academic year. She will be attending ACP fall 2017 after completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest Virginia Community College in May of 2017. For more information on the SWCC pre-pharmacy and other pre-professional programs, contact Georgia Householder georgia.householder@sw.edu

Erica WhitedErica Whited has been offered admission to Virginia Commonwealth University Clinical Laboratory Sciences Program. She will be attending the CLS Program in fall 2017 after completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science. SWCC has a guaranteed articulation agreement with VCU designed for students to complete all prerequisites at SWCC and transfer to VCU to complete a B.S. All instructional and clinical training take place in Abingdon, VA at the Higher Education Center and local area hospitals. For more information on the SWCC guaranteed articulation agreement with VCU CLS program contact Georgia Householder georgia.householder@sw.edu  or visit the VCU/SWCC agreement webpage.

Congratulations to Students Accepted to Pharmacy Schools for Fall 2017

Miram Acosta pharmacy

Miriam Acosta

Kacee Boyd pharmacy

Kacee Boyd

Jeremy Clevinger pharmacy

Jeremy Clevinger

Miranda Cole

Miranda Cole

Morgan Cook

Morgan Cook

Sydney Counts

Sydney Counts

Morgan Cunningham

Morgan Cunningham

Brandi Fuentes

Brandi Fuentes

Alyssa Ratliff

Alyssa Ratliff

Caleb Sample

Caleb Sample

Emily Stacy

Emily Stacy

Zach Stevenson

Zach Stevenson

Kimberly Joyce

Kimberly Joyce

 

Early Acceptance to Pharmacy Schools

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Southwest Virginia Community College students Zachary Stevenson (left), Miriam Acosta, Sydney Counts, Emily Stacy, Morgan Cook, Caleb Sample were offered early admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. They will be attending ACP fall 2017 after completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest Virginia Community College in May of 2017. For information on the SWCC pre-pharmacy program, contact Georgia Householder at 276.964.7397 or email georgia.householder@sw.edu.

The ACP scholarships are merit based and there are several levels with specific criteria for different amounts. The scholarship opportunity is new and the first year of awarding is for the incoming class who will graduate in 2018.

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program Provides Biomedical Research Experience for SWCC Student

Through a partnership with Virginia Tech, SWCC students now have an opportunity to acquire valuable lab skills and research experience as undergraduates. 

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Emaleigh Richardson accepted to Bridges to the Baccalaureate

Emaleigh Richardson attended Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) and completed an Associates of Arts and Science Degree in Science – Pre-Medical.  She is currently a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech with a major in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise.

While a student at SWCC she took advantage of an opportunity to apply to the Bridges to the Baccalaureate program (B2B) at Virginia Tech, a program that provides participants the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor.  Richardson was accepted to the B2B program and was invited to conduct research in the lab of Dr. Stephen Melville.  Dr. Melville’s research focuses on the anaerobic bacterial pathogen Clostridium perfringens which causes myonecrosis or gas gangrene.  At the conclusion of the summer program Richardson exhibited a poster and oral presentation of her research titled “Examining Type 4 Pili in Clostridium perfringens” at VT’s undergraduate research symposium.  After completing the B2B summer research program she applied and was accepted to the Bridges Scholars program for the 2016 – 2017 academic year at Virginia Tech.  She continues to conduct research in the Melville lab.  Richardson is a graduate of Honaker High School and the daughter of Billy and Karen Richardson.

Syndey Smith

Sydney Smith selected for Bridges to Baccalaureate

Sydney Smith attended Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) and completed an Associates of Arts and Science Degree in Science.  She and is currently a student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech with a major in Animal and Poultry Sciences.

While a student at SWCC she took advantage of an opportunity to apply to the Bridges to the Baccalaureate program (B2B) at Virginia Tech, a program that provides participants the opportunity to participate in undergraduate research with a faculty mentor.  Smith was accepted to the B2B program and was invited to work in the lab of Dr. Rami Dalloul. Dr. Dalloul specializes in poultry immunology and resistance to pathogens.  Smith’s research focused on gene expression in relation to the diet of broiler chickens.  At the conclusion of the summer program she exhibited a poster and did an oral presentation of her research titled “Differential Expression of Immunity Genes in Chickens on Various Dietary Treatments” at VT’s undergraduate research symposium.  After completing the B2B summer research program she applied for and was accepted to the Bridges Scholars program for the 2016 – 2017 academic year at Virginia Tech. She continues to conduct research in the Dalloul lab.  Smith is the daughter of April Tackett and Jamison Smith.

The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and aims to increase the number of underrepresented students who successfully complete the baccalaureate degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.  Virginia Tech’s B2B program partners with Southwest Virginia Community College and two other Virginia community colleges to reach underrepresented students who are interested in academic majors and careers in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and who aspire to transfer to a 4-year institution.  Applications for the upcoming 2017 B2B Summer Research Program are now available for SWCC students.

For more information on the SWCC – Virginia Tech B2B program or a career in science contact Jason Osborne at jason.osborne@sw.edu  or Kevin Stilwell at kevin.stilwell@sw.edu.

Congratulations to these Southwest Virginia Community College students recently accepted into pharmacy schools for fall 2016.

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Southwest Virginia Community College students were recently accepted into pharmacy school for fall 2016. Row one left to right: Lauren Compton, Jessica Mullins, Lindsey Hoops, Nicholas Harmon; Row two left to right: Zachary Vasquez, Crystal Perkins, Shalissa Breeding, Thomas Burniston; All pictured individuals will be attending the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA.

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Crystal Perkins is attending Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA this fall. She resides in Cleveland, VA with her husband, Jessie.

 

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Lauren Compton is attending Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. She is the daughter of Lynnette Compton and the late Doug Compton of Lebanon, VA.

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Mr. Vasquez is attending Appalachian College of Pharmacy located in Oakwood, VA. He is the son of Marco and Beverly Vasquez of Richlands, VA

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Jessica Mullins is attending Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. She is the daughter of Carl and Cheryl Mullins of Haysi, VA.

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Lindsey Hoops is attending Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA this fall. She is the daughter of William and Kathy Hoops of Richlands, VA.

 

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Thomas Burniston is attending Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. He is the son of Tom and Becky Burniston of Vansant, VA

ACP Early Admission from SWCC
Photo courtesy Gayle Cox. Public Relations

Congratulations to Nicholas Harmon (left), Thomas Burniston (center), and Jessica Mullins (right)!

All have been offered early admission to Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, VA. They will be attending ACP fall 2016 after completing an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest Virginia Community College in May of 2016.

Nicholas Harmon – “I chose SWCC because it had an excellent program for me to complete all of my undergraduate work for pharmacy school. I normally wouldn’t have been able to complete it all as quickly.

Thomas Burniston“I chose Southwest Virginia Community College because being able to live at home allows me to focus more on my studies. Also, it gave me the opportunity to complete my prerequisites for my doctorate program in an accelerated curriculum.”

Jessica Mullins“I originally decided to attend SWCC because of the dual enrollment program when I was in high school and its close proximity to my home as well as the affordable cost of tuition. I have come to truly appreciate the depth of the science curriculum. The professors are truly world class and challenge me to take my understanding to the next level.”


merit Scholarship ACP SWCCJasmine Hagy of Grundy, VA and James Steffey of St. Paul, VA are the first SWCC recipients of the new merit scholarship opportunity awarded by ACP. Both students completed an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Science and a Pre-Medical specialization at Southwest Virginia Community College in May of 2015.

The ACP scholarships are merit based and there are several levels with specific criteria for different amounts. The scholarship opportunity is new and the first year of awarding is for the incoming class who will graduate in 2018.


SWCC Alumni Among ACP Class with Highest NAPLEX® Pass Rate in State

The 2014 Appalachian College of Pharmacy (ACP) class, comprised of 72 students, passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX®) at the highest rate of all pharmacy schools in the state of Virginia. 95.5% of these students passed the NAPLEX® on their first attempt.

This 2014 ACP class includes nine (9) SWCC Science graduates who accounted for over 12% of this outstanding graduating class. These nine completed the AAS degree in Science with a specialization in Pre-Pharmacy at Southwest; in addition several other members of the 2014 class took pharmacy pre-requisites with SWCC before being accepted to ACP.

SWCC congratulates our Alumni on their graduation from pharmacy school:  Wes Bevins, Douglas Burke, Kaitlin Clay, Amanda Hess Compton, Jarren McCowan, Shandi Mullins, Jenna Pruitt, Jessica Street Beasley, Shane Viars. You can read more about this achievement by ACP graduates in this article (link to  http://www.acp.edu/files/8814/2660/6224/NAPLEX_Pass_Rate.jpg ) For more info on the SWCC Pre-pharmacy program, contact Georgia.Householder@sw.edu or visit the pre-pharmacy program webpage.


The Life Sciences class field trip featured great weather and opportunities to learn about marine life and ecology first hand at the Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Science. This 4 credit class provides a topical approach to basic biological principles and incorporates field trips and other hands on experiences.