Pharmacy Students Donate Toys for Tots

Marshall University School of Pharmacy students showed their holiday spirit through a recent Toys for Tots Foundation fundraising drive.

Marshall University School of Pharmacy students showed their holiday spirit through a recent Toys for Tots Foundation fundraising drive.

The drive brought in nearly 50 toys for area children, plus a donation of $183 from an ugly holiday sweater contest, according to a school press release.

“Knowing we were helping children in our community was good for us, because it helped alleviate some of the stress associated with finals week and made a positive impact on our community at the same time,” third-year Marshall University pharmacy student Khoa D. Nguyen said in the school release.

US Marine Sgts. Thomas Adams and Ben Miller met with the pharmacy students, who donned their ugly holiday sweaters, to offer their thanks.

In addition to fundraising drives such as the Toys for Tots event, the school noted that its students participate in community events year-round, such as drug take-back days, drug abuse awareness outreach for local public school students, and activities for seniors.

Marshall University was recently recognized for its collaboration with a local hospital for a residency program. The school’s inaugural class will be graduating in May 2016.

King’s Daughters Medical Center will allow a few new Marshall graduates to develop their acute care clinical pharmacy practice skills within its walls as their postgraduate year 1 residency experiences.