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NCPA represents independent community pharmacy (eg: Southland Pharmacy in Big Rapids).  While the main focus is on ownership, there are a lot of parallels with management aspects.  This organization is one that will prepare you, in many ways, to be a wonderful pharmacist in your community.
 
Meeting Dates for Fall Semester 2002
November 26th
 
Nashville Recap
 - Thank you to those of you who attended the 104th Annual Convention in Nashville, TN.  I think it was beneficial for every single person that went, and I hope that more students will be decide to enjoy future NCPA conventions.
 - A special "thank-you" to Dr. Spaulding and his wife for providing us with line dancing lessons leading up to the trip.  It was great to be line-dancing literate in Nashville!
 - Another special "thank-you" to Dean Mathison and the College of Pharmacy Alumni for providing us funds to attend this wonderful convention.
 
Angel Tree 2002
This year's Angel Tree is set up in the lobby of the Pharmacy building.  It is decorated with ornaments for students and faculty to take.  Each ornament has a wish on it from a local church or shelter.  Please take an ornament, purchase the gift stated on the back, wrap the gift with the ornament on the outside, and return the gift to the Christmas Tree by December 11th.  All gifts will be distributed to the participating churches and shelters for those who need them most.  Take pride in helping those less fortunate this holiday season!
 
What has NCPA done this semester????
Well, I think it's safe to say that NCPA at Ferris is BACK and better than ever!!  As President since May, I have had the pleasure of watching this organization evolve because of its dedicated members.  It's amazing to me how much we've done in such a short time.   I am very proud of all of you who worked so hard to make a difference in the lives of so many people.  That's what community pharmacy is all about, and you are well on your way to being a wonderful pharmacist for your patients!  Here is what we've accomplished so far...
 
September - SIDS Memory Walk 2002
     -Walked against SIDS and raised $850 for the SIDS Alliance
 
October - Breast Cancer Awareness
     -Made and sold pink ribbons for a donation to the American Cancer Society.
     -Collected Yoplait Yogurt Lids - Yoplait donates 10 cents each to the Susan Komen Foundation
     -Designed and copied (donation from Kopy Korner) breast cancer information for every Big Rapids Pharmacy
     -Walked against Breast Cancer and raised money towards research
 
November - World Food Day, Annual Convention, Speakers
     -Collected boxes and boxes of food for Project Starburst
     -10 students attended the Annual Convention in Nashville
     -Three independent pharmacists spoke to Ferris Pharmacy students
 
December - Angel Tree 2002
     -Donated a number of gifts to local churches and W.I.S.E. in Big Rapids
 
 
In January, new officers will take over NCPA.  This organization has a bright future with these students in charge.  I urge all of you to continue your hard work!  Good luck!

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