by James Ponder
According to Jim Pinder, JD, MBA, associate professor in the school, that golden dome towering above the smiling group of Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy students is none other than the U.S. Capitol Building.
“It’s the real McCoy,” he insists, “and not some amusement park replica.”
Dr. Pinder reports that 37 students and four faculty members traveled to Washington, D.C. for the American Pharmacists Association meeting the weekend of March 12 to 15, 2010.
While there, the group enjoyed special student-oriented programming at the meeting, met potential employers in the exhibit hall, attended a reception hosted by the California Pharmacists Association for students from pharmacy schools in California, and enjoyed a bit of sightseeing in the nation’s capital.
“After the day’s events concluded on Sunday evening,” Dr. Pinder adds, “10 of the students decided to walk to the Capitol. I went along and took the picture.
“We are grateful,” he concludes, “to be able to provide our students with a wide variety of extracurricular learning opportunities to enhance their knowledge of regional and national trends in the pharmacy profession.”
They may look like high-powered political operatives storming the nation's Capitol building, but in reality these are 10 of the 37 LLU School of Pharmacy students and four faculty members who recently attended the American Pharmacists Association meeting In Washington, D.C.
(Left to right): Michelle Hoang, Karissa Jongsma, Scott Glenny, Tammy Nguyen, Alan Estareja, Thao Tran, Timothy Honrada, Michael Ibrahim, Ashlyn Davies, and Melanie Nguyen.