Creighton’s national pharmacy honor society, the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Rho Chi, was a recent finalist for a Chapter Achievement Award at the 2017 Rho Chi Society Annual Meeting.
The award recognizes the full scope of documented chapter activities. Each year, the chapter’s student president carefully records ongoing activities, new activities, accomplishments and reflections in the Annual Chapter Report.
Lauren Jacobsmeyer, student president of Creighton’s Rho Chi chapter, said that the chapter’s flagship event is its tutoring program. Under the direction of academic success consultants in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Rho Chi members volunteer to tutor second-year pharmacy students. The tutors help students with classes such as pharmacology, pharmacotherapeutics and medicinal chemistry.
“The goal of the tutoring program,” said Jacobsmeyer, “is to help pharmacy students develop a knowledge base that allows them to provide the highest level of care to the patients they will serve.”
The Rho Chi Society’s mission is to encourage and recognize excellence in intellectual achievement and foster fellowship among its members. Year after year, the Alpha Alpha Chapter encourages high standards of conduct and character among Creighton’s pharmacy students.