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Campus Forms New Partnership to Benefit Pharmacy Technician Students and Graduates



Apr 15, 2013

On March 12th, the Lynchburg Campus welcomed Daniel Lineberry, the district manager for Kmart Pharmacy, to discuss the possibility of a partnership. Sue Coleman, director of health care education, and Jane Wright, chair of the pharmacy technician program, met with Mr. Lineberry and talked about future externship placements and employment opportunities. They gave Mr. Lineberry a tour of the campus and gave him a better understanding of the college’s pharmacy technician career-training program.

During the tour, Mr. Lineberry stopped in the Dosages and Calculations class and offered a pep talk to students as he explained the value of providing excellent customer service at every opportunity.

Student Lekeshia Morris said she enjoyed meeting Mr. Lineberry. “He had great information about the job interview process,” she explained. “He stated that ‘flexibility’ was very important in securing a job.”

“Having speakers on campus is very beneficial,” added Patricia Johnson. “It helps us network with future employment managers and helps us understand what is expected in interviews.”

Sue said she is excited to be forming a new partnership with Mr. Lineberry and Kmart. “We have opened the doors to placing a [pharmacy technician] extern at a Kmart pharmacy for the spring term,” she said. “He also met with our career center director, Nancy Wilcox, and extended an invitation to us to visit their pharmacy and meet with their store manager.”

Guest Daniel Lineberry is pictured talking to pharmacy technician students in instructor Jane Wright’s Dosage and Calculations class.

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