MOUNT OLIVE – Junior chemistry major Anna Capps of Selma has her sights set on the next phase of her educational journey. The twenty year old was recently accepted into the Doctor of Pharmacy Program (Pharm D) at Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. “I never thought that I would take my education to graduate school,” said Capps. “The professors at University of Mount Olive see the potential in their students, and they are persistent in motivating them to a bright future.”
Capps wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she first enrolled at MOC. Then she began working as a pharmacy technician at Rite Aid and quickly changed her gears. She is now set on becoming a pharmacist. “My junior year at MOC is preparing me for the stresses I will face in pharmacy school. There will be a lot of late night study sessions, extra time in labs and less time to be social. The science courses I have taken at University of Mount Olive have challenged me as a student to learn and really understand the material. These classes are the bases for my first year of pharmacy school.”
Thanks to working hard early on, Capps will have no trouble earning scholarships or internships that will help her get through graduate school. “Campbell has informed me that if my GPA stays above a 3.6, I am eligible for scholarships,” said Capps. “Rite Aid has offered me an internship with them, which will allow me to work more closely with the duties of the pharmacist. I am planning to take this internship in the summer and continue it through pharmacy school.”
While she works hard towards finishing her degree at University of Mount Olive, Capps already knows she has a bright future ahead of her. “I will let my passion and education lead the way to where I need to be. Whether I am working in a practitioner’s office, a retail pharmacy, a hospital or a drug company, I know I will be making a difference in people’s lives.”
Capps is grateful to have people who believed in her and pushed her from the very beginning of her college experience. “I would like to thank all the professors, pharmacists, friends and family that have encouraged me to pursue my dream and to not give up.”
Capps is the daughter of Lester and Vickie Capps.
University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Washington and Jacksonville. For more information, visit www.moc.edu.