Mercer Pharmacy Student Chosen for National Internship


ATLANTA — Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy student Alissa Hall has been selected as the 2002 summer intern for the National Community Pharmacy Association (NCPA). The NCPA chooses only one student for this position each year.

Hall, of St. Petersburg, Fla., earned an associate degree in arts from St. Petersburg Junior College. She is now in her third year of pharmacy school, where she is seeking a joint doctor of pharmacy/master of business administration degree. She is the daughter of Colleen Callahan and Robert F. Hall Jr. of St. Petersburg.

The Southern School of Pharmacy became the first institution in the Southeast and the fifth in the nation to offer the doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree as its sole professional degree. In addition to the Pharm.D., the Southern School of Pharmacy offers the doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and joint Pharm.D./MBA and Pharm.D./Ph.D. degrees.

Founded in 1833, Mercer University is one of the largest Baptist-affiliated institutions in the world and is the only independent university of its size in the nation to offer degree programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For the past 12 years, U.S. News and World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.