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Word of the Week:  TOGETHER

Hello CPPS Phamily!

Are you working together? This week, consider this insightful quote from Mother Teresa:
“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot;
Together we can do great things.”
So remember, working together helps us all! Wishing you a wonderful week!
Dr. Holiday-Goodman


Congrats to P3 PharmD student Shawn Staples and P1 PharmD student John Porch for being featured as Presidential Ambassadors in the February 11 UTOLEDO NEWS. 

Special thanks to P2 PharmD students Rami El-Assadi, Elise Illius, Rachel Larmer, Ryan Sears, Ryan Strausbaugh, Austin Verhoff, and Nicole Wendeln for sharing their wisdom with the P1 class during the group advising session.


University of Toledo Federal Credit Union (UTFCU) Scholarships

UTFCU is giving away $5,000 in college scholarships to qualifying members!

To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must meet the following requirements:  
  • Must be graduating high school in 2020 or have graduated high school within the past 3 years.
  • Must be planning to pursue an undergraduate education at least part-time.
  • Must complete and return the scholarship application and essay by March 6, 2020.
For more information please visit their website.

If you have any specific questions that the website does not cover, please
e-mail Cara Perry at or call 419.214.6761.

Professional Staff Association Scholarship

The University of Toledo Professional Staff Association Scholarship fund is sponsored by the Professional Staff Association (PSA), a group comprised of classified-exempt and unclassified administrative and professional employees who do not belong to a collective bargaining unit. Applicants must be UT students enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours with at least sophomore standing (30 earned hours). A minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required, and financial need will be considered. The scholarship is non-college specific and can be used to fund tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses. It is not automatically renewable – applicants must apply each year – and it is refundable. The total amount of scholarships awarded will be based on yearly funds available. 

All application materials are due to the online submission box no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020. 

For more information and to apply please visit their website.


SCCP February Meeting
February 19th from 12-1pm in COB 1050

Legislative issues facing pharmacists in Ohio
Guest Speakers:
The Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy Advocacy Committee Co-Chairs
                     Geralyn Waters             Katelyn Simmons
                     PharmD, BCACP          PharmD, BCPS

Reasons to Attend:
  • Need Advocacy Co-curricular Activity
  •  Unfamiliar with Recent Pharmacy Legislation
  •  Attending the OPA Pharmacy Student Legislate Day
Get all your questions answered 
Lunch will be provided
SNPhA - 2nd General Meeting
Wednesday, 2/26
Financial Advisor Megan Rightnower will be speaking on general overview of budgeting and finance management.
Pizza will be served
SCCP Presents: ARE you smarter than a P1?
Friday, February 28th at 5 PM in COB 1050
Two teams of 5 from each class will compete against each other in Pharmacy style trivia
Cost: $50 per team or $5 per person to watch 

All proceeds go towards the University of Toledo Medical Mission Trip 
Food and drinks are provided, bring money for raffle prizes and 50/50
Sign up Here:
Questions? Email

JCPenney Rocket Suit-Up Event
JCPenney @ Westfield at Franklin Park
5100 Monroe St., Toledo, Oh 43623
Sunday, March 1
Save an additional 30% off with savings up to 60% off on select men’s & women’s career dress apparel, shoes & accessories
MUST show your student ID to receive your event coupon
For more details visit:
CAMPUS CONTACT Career Services Christine Albright  •

Hygiene Drive and Coin Wars
February 3rd-March 27th
Donate Hygiene Supplies or contribute to the coin wars to support this year’s Guatemalan mission trip. 
Class collection boxes and change jars are in the pharmacy practice office and outside COB 1000A from 12-1pm every Monday and Wednesday.
Pizza will be provided for the class that fills the box and has the highest cumulative score between the events.


February is Black History Month

For a list of upcoming events please visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusions website at


New Health Science Campus Counseling Opportunity
We are pleased to announce that the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) now has a Student Wellness Counselor, Ms. Jackie Van Zile, LPC.

For Health Science Campus students, Ms. Van Zile can provide help to manage stress, and to overcome emotional and mental barriers to learning.

To schedule an appointment with Ms. Van Zile, go to

Spring 2020 Professional Division Group Advising Meetings
 P1 PharmD Advising Meeting
 Date:     Wednesday, 2/12
 Time:     12:20 –1 pm
 Location:  COB 1000B
 P2 PharmD Advising Meeting
 Date:  Wednesday,  2/19
 Time:   12:10 --1 pm
 Location:  COB 1200
 P1 BSPS Advising Meeting
 Date:      Friday,  2/28
 Location:  HEB 149
 Section 1:  9:05 – 10 am
 Section 2:  10:10 – 11:05 am
P1 Spring Group Review Sessions
               Patient Care               Cardiology-1
Sejal Shah/ Bill Gibbons     Brandi Avery + Hallie Benanzer
         Date     Time Location            Date     Time Location
1/27/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210   2/17/2020   6-8 PM COB 1210
        2/26/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210
        3/5/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210
              Diabetes/Endocrine                      Bio-Chem-2
Syndey D. + Elizabeth B. + Megan S.   Laura Heckenmueller/ Katie Matousek
           Date       Time Location             Date        Time Location
3/24/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210   2/19/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230
4/2/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210   3/25/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230
4/16/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210   4/29/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230
4/23/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210        
                  Microbiology               Pharmacokinetics
Elise Illius/ Jordan Zitzman       Brandi Avery/ Alexis Mann
         Date Time Location           Date Time Location
2/28/2020    4:14-6:15 COB 1230   2/20/2020    6:30-8:30 COB 1210
5/1/2020    4:15-6:15 COB 1231   3/23/2020    6-8 PM COB 1050
               Drop-In Tutoring        
Mikayla Panton          
Date Time Location        
TBD   MUL 511        
P2 Spring Group Review Sessions
                   Pulmonary               Hematology
Emily Gonzalez/     Emily Gonzalez/ Sydney Dobson
                   Date      Time Location            Date     Time Location
1/29/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210   2/25/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210
2/5/2020    5-7 PM COB 1210        
            Pain+Substance Abuse             Drop-In Tutoring
Sejal Shah/ Bill Gibbons          Hallie Benanzer  
                  Date        Time Location           Date Time Location
4/15/2020    4:30-6:30 COB 1230      TBD   MUL 511
DROP IN:            
4/29/2020    4:30-6:30 MUL 511        

2020 Pharmacy Summer Camp Counselor Applications 
(June 28th-July 1st)
The Office of Enrollment Management is looking for high-energy College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students that will represent our college to high schoolers attending Pharmacy Summer Camp 2020.

There will be a PharmD camp sponsored by Walgreens and a BSPS camp sponsored by Shimadzu and Amway.  We are looking for five pharmacy camp counselors and five BSPS camp counselors. 

Please send a letter of interest and a reference letter from anyone outside the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to Jose Trevino at In addition, please submit a short one minute video of yourself promoting camp. 

Applications will be accepted until March 20 followed by interviews in late March and early April. 

Questions can be emailed to 
UPDATE – CPPS Student Affairs Office Hours (WO1227)
Monday – Friday:             9:00am – 1:00pm
                                         2:00pm – 6:00pm

Please note that PharmD students must have at least 60 earned credit hours to obtain their State of Ohio intern license. Intern licenses are needed in the fall semester of the P1 (professional year one) for all PharmD students.
If you are applying to start our PharmD program in Fall 2020, please review your transcript or degree audit now.
If you will not have at least 60 earned credit hours (adding your current earned hours with your spring hours), you should add a class in Spring 2020 (or plan to take a class during the Summer 2020).
If you have any questions or are unsure of your earned hours please contact

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Nominate a fellow student for student of the month!
Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on the last day of the month. 

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