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Meet Our Alumni

Our graduates have gone on to pursue a wide variety of opportunities after earning a pharmacy degree at South Carolina. Here they share some of those unique stories and experiences. Meet our Gamecock pharmacy family.

Devin Drummond

Q&A with Devin Drummond ('18)

Alumnus Devin Drummond never imagined his career would take him to the northernmost end of the globe. Devin works as a clinical pharmacist with Norton Sound Health Corporation, a tribally owned and operated, not-for profit health care organization serving the rural communities of the Bering Strait region. 

Leslie Register

Q&A with Leslie Register ('05)

Alumna Leslie Register prefers to see metaphorical hurdles as stepping-stones, which can lead you to a career path or role you never expected. Leslie's optimistic outlook, practical skills and professionalism helped her land a role in the pharmacy benefits management industry. 

Sean Tran with family

Q&A with Sean Tran ('09)

Alumnus Sean Tran set aside his early dream of joining the Jedi Order to pursue a career in pharmacy. Like his father before him, he's found joy in his clinical pharmacy profession and his family. 

Christine Bonarrigo

Q&A with Christine E. Bonarrigo ('20)

Christine E. Bonarrigo's life experiences continue to drive her to help others. She currently works as a pharmacist for S.C. Department of Mental Health, among a variety of other roles.  Christine reminds us to take the time to seek out genuine connection - and that a small act of kindness can go a very long way.

Chelsea Drennan

Q&A with Chelsea Drennan ('19)

Gamecock athletics alumna Chelsea Drennan turned an inspiring fourth-year rotation experience into a postgraduate residency and then full-time pharmacist position at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Chelsea recognizes the influence and impact of mentors as a common thread throughout her journey.

 
 

More alumni stories by career path: 

Devin Drummond

Q&A with Devin Drummond ('18)

Alumnus Devin Drummond works as a clinical pharmacist with Norton Sound Health Corporation, a tribally owned and operated, not-for profit health care organization serving the rural communities of the Bering Strait region. 

Sean Tran with family

Q&A with Sean Tran ('09)

Alumnus Sean Tran set aside his childhood dream of joining the Jedi Order to pursue a career in pharmacy. Like his father before him, he's found joy in the clinical pharmacy profession.

Chelsea Drennan

Q&A with Chelsea Drennen ('19)

Alumna Chelsea Drennen (2019 Pharm.D.) turned an inspiring fourth-year rotation experience into a postgraduate residency and then full-time pharmacist position at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Eddie Seijo

Q&A with Eduardo Seijo ('11)

Alumnus Eduardo “Eddie” Seijo may have stumbled into pharmacy by accident, but he soon found his calling – and his family – within the walls of our college. Eddie is currently the Acute Care Pharmacy Operations Director for Atrium Health. 

Michael Bedenbaugh

Q&A with Michael Bedenbaugh ('12)

Alumnus Michael Bedenbaugh saw his career come full circle when he became Director of Pharmacy Services Intramed Plus, the same place he had worked as an intern during pharmacy school.

Krishnan Brown and family

Q&A with Krishnan Larkin Brown ('17)

Alumna Krishnan Larkin Brown was completing a master’s degree when pharmacy school caught her eye. With two young children, strong motivation and a little bit of grace, she has navigated her way to a successful career in clinical pharmacy.

Julia Mims

Q&A with Julia G. Mims (’74, ’96)

For alumna Julia G. Mims, education and perseverance were the keys to her dream career as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – though “volunteer” is a title she holds equally important on her life's resume.

Cory Jenks

Q&A with Cory Jenks ('11)

Alumnus Cory Jenks works as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the VA Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. His passion for improvisational comedy led him to another unique role in the field of health care.

Woodrow Bell

Q&A with Woodrow A. Bell ('87)

As far back as he can remember, alumnus Woodrow Bell dreamed of being a doctor. Now he lives out that childhood dream providing accessible, compassionate care to underserved populations in the state.


Interested in sharing your story?

Email us at alumni@cop.sc.edu to participate in a future alumni Q&A.


 

 


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