Pharmacy Works to
New Advising and Counseling Fee
Imposed for Pharmacy Students
"W" ^hen students enroll
%/%/ in a professional pro-
T Y gram like the College
of Pharmacy, it is important
for them to become involved in
professional and community
activities. This enables them
to gain practical experience
that will enhance
expertise and allow them to become confident,
pharmacy students were involved in Texas
last year. Although the College of Pharmacy
is one of the
on the UH campus, taking a leadership role in educating the campus
(health and chemical dependency
issues, as well as about pharmaceutical care, was important
to its students.
Lokhandwala said, "As we look
at various areas in the College,
and more specifically, in the professional program, which need
improvement, the one major concern I have is that of student
retention. I am committed to
doing all we can to ensure that
leach student we take into our
program is able to graduate. Our
jrecord in this area needs much
improvement. Beginning with
this academic year, we instituted
a formalized advising policy that
(monitored each student's aca-
to doing all we
can to ensure
that each student we take
into our program
is able to
- College of
demic performance and provided
tutoring and other assistance to
students who either needed it or
were interested in receiving it.
"We also looked at some
policies to determine whether
modifications in them would also
help student retention. In order
to fund this activity, which required
support, we had to
institute a special
advising and coun-
In addition to being involved and paying
the utmost attention to their education, students
are also encouraged to become involved in some of |
the pharmacy organizations within
Involvement in such activities is stressed
because it will serve as a starting
point at which the students begin
to learn the value of collaborating
with one another, the role of leadership and the ability to make
positive changes through collective efforts.
In addition to classroom
learning, students were provided
with other learning opportunities.
A large number of students actively participated in professional
meetings of such groups as the
American Pharmaceutical Association, the Texas Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the National Pharmaceutical
— Susan Spring
Pre-pharmacy major Michon Conley gains valuable experience
for her major by working at the pharmacy in the Health Center.
Photo by Gary Sapone
JVlustafa Lokandwala, Dean College of Pharmacy.
Photo by Mark Lacy
Harrell R. Rodgers, Jr., Dean College of Social Sciences.
Photo by Mark Lacy
Congressional Internship program offers
Founded by the late
Mickey Leland, the Congressional Internship Program,
which bears his name, provides minority students with
first-hand experience working in our nation's legislative process. Each year, a
handful of UH students spend
a semester in Washington,
D.C., serving as congressional interns.
Lodging expenses and a
stipend are provided supported
entirely by donations from
Houston Endowments and
private cooperate contributions.
"The internship program prepares
the workings of
they wouldn't normally get,"
said Thor Christensen, assistant director of the College's
Center for Public Policy.
Students must be
United States citizens and
members of a recognized ethnic minority. The students
which were from UH were
Patricia Vizuet Galvan, Lisa
Ann Royee, Sophia Gutirrez
and Stephanie Ann Puente.
of a government
The project which is directed by Linda Reed, professor of history and African
American Studies is coordinated by UH's Center for Public Policy. Established in 1981,
CPP serves the Houston community as an impartial research organization in the
UH's College of Social Sciences.
Drawing on the research and public interest of
university faculty, CPP was designed to identify
and evaluate major public policy
program activities. Economic,
on the eight
Houston is currently CPP's primary focus. Results of CPP's research is shared
with the community through conferences and
symposia, educational programs and publication.
CPP is supported by an
advisory board of Houstonians
prominent in the business and
civic affairs, and maintains cooperative relationships with
many educational and public
services entities in he Social
Sciences Houston area.