Pharmacy Student Receives National Scholarship


ATLANTA – Ashley Adams, a third-year pharmacy student at Mercer University Southern School of Pharmacy, was one of six students nationally to be awarded the Zada M. Cooper Scholarship by the Kappa Epsilon (KE) Foundation. The scholarship recognizes pharmacy students with superior academic standards who have also contributed substantially to the activities of their KE chapter and pharmacy school.

Adams, who is pursuing her doctor of pharmacy degree, is the daughter of Brint and Linda Adams of Mobile, Ala. Prior to enrolling at Mercer University, she received a bachelor of science degree in biology from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn.

The Zada M. Cooper Scholarship was established in 1955 in honor of KE’s founder for the inspiration she provided to pharmacy students. The organization was established in 1921 to unite women pharmacy students across the nation, and for more than 80 years has promoted pharmacy as a career by providing networking opportunities and supporting personal and professional development.

About Mercer University and the Southern School of Pharmacy:

Mercer University’s Southern School of Pharmacy has a century-long tradition of excellence and a national reputation for producing outstanding leaders in the profession of pharmacy. In September 1981, Southern School of Pharmacy became the first pharmacy school in the Southeast and fifth in the nation to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) as its sole professional degree. The School also offers the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. Pharmacists from Mercer are currently practicing in 43 states and in several foreign countries.  

Founded in 1833, Mercer University has campuses in Macon and Atlanta as well as three regional academic centers. With 10 schools and colleges, the University offers programs in liberal arts, business, engineering, education, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law and theology. For 16 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Mercer University as one of the leading universities in the South.