Meet the HPREP Mentors

The Ransdell Family Health Professions Readiness & Enrichment Program (HPREP) is a four-day interdisciplinary, preparatory, and professional development program for prospective students of the eight CPHS programs and two CUSOM programs. Read more about HPREP here.



Program: Doctor of Pharmacy

I am a second-year pharmacy student. I am originally from Upstate New York and attended Campbell University as a student athlete for the women’s lacrosse team. I completed the 3 +1 Accelerated Bachelor of Science and received a Bachelor of General Science degree with a Concentration in Clinical Research. I am one of the Student Ambassador Co-Presidents and the CPHS Alumni Relations and Communications Graduate Assistant. I am also currently a pharmacy intern at Costco in Raleigh, NC. I enjoy retail pharmacy but am interested in exploring other areas of practice. I hope to obtain a residency after graduation and to continue to stay involved at CPHS by precepting and teaching.



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Program: Dual Doctor of Pharmacy/MS in Public Health

I am a recent PharmD graduate and Masters of Public Health Student. I have attended Campbell University since 2010, and served in various roles on campus such as the Class of 2018 Class President, Chemistry Club Event Coordinator, and a CPHS Ambassador. I am currently pursuing my degree in Public Health, along with my certification in medical interpretation, to provide health care services to patients in rural settings. Outside of school, I enjoy golfing, aquariums, and the outdoors.




Program: Dual Physician Assistant/MS in Public Health

This is year #5 for me at Campbell, and I would not want to call anywhere else my “home.” I recently graduated with a bachelors in biology (with a minor in graphic design) from CU in May 2017. Currently, I am in the dual MSPH/PA program, and each day is invigorating. I want to use my public health degree (and artsy graphic design side) to create patient education tools, such as videos and posters, that empower patients to make positive health choices and become key decision makers in their health outcomes. I anticipate practicing in pediatrics, because I fell in love with the field while earning my patient contact hours for PA school. When I am not in school, I am usually working on a new photography project or playing intramural volleyball with my awesome public health classmates!



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Program: Doctor of Pharmacy

I am originally from Colorado and love hiking and camping in the mountains. I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Pensacola Christian College in Florida, and I have several years of experience working as a pharmacy technician for an independent retail drug store in my hometown. Currently, I see myself pursuing independent retail pharmacy, but I am still open to other options as I gain more experience on rotations.



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Program: Doctor of Pharmacy

I am a rising second year pharmacy student. I completed my undergrad at NC State University, where I received my bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Here at Campbell, I am treasurer for the Class of 2021, a student ambassador, and active brother of Phi Delta Chi. Aside from school, I enjoy cars/motorsports, photography, and exploring new places. Right now, I see myself doing some type of residency and specializing in hospital pharmacy, likely in oncology.



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Program: Dual Physician Assistant/MS in Public Health

I am currently a first year student in the dual Public Health and Physician Assistant program. I grew up in Fuquay Varina and graduated from NC State University (Go Pack!) in 2014 with degrees in Nutrition and Biological Sciences. At NC State I was involved with the college ambassador team, and held various roles with the University Tutorial Center; I also helped start the Wolfpack Motorcycle Association. In addition to practicing medicine as a PA, I aspire to eventually go into academia in some sort of teaching capacity. In my spare time I enjoy being involved at church, woodworking, hockey, working on cars & motorcycles, and spending time with my beautiful wife. I married the girl next door, and we currently live in Angier with our two dogs, a flock of chickens, and a couple honeybee colonies.



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Program: MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

I’m a Mississippi native and I received my B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. During my time at Xavier, I was a member of the cheerleading squad where I served as co-captain my sophomore year. I’m currently an M1 student in the Pharmaceutical Analysis track of the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. I was also recently elected as Vice President of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) 2018-2019. After completion of my program I hope to go on to attain a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences.



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Program: Doctor of Pharmacy Program

I am an upcoming third year pharmacy student here at Campbell University! I’m originally from upstate New York and received my Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from St. Lawrence University (also in upstate New York). Here at Campbell, I am a Resident Director for a female first year residence hall, and like to be involved in both undergraduate activities, as well as activities within CPHS. Although I am still unsure of which specific field of pharmacy I would like to pursue, I am leaning towards industrial pharmacy, but am always open to anything new!




Program: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

I am from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I moved to the United States in 2006 and have since lived in North Carolina. I went to undergrad at Appalachian State University, where I obtained my Chemistry degree. I am the president of the Student National Medical Association here at CUSOM and involved with IM Club and SOSA. I love to play soccer and play the drums. Within medicine, I am planning to go along the internal medicine route, and perhaps specialize in cardiology or GI.



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Program: Dual PharmD/MBA Program

I am a second year dual pharmacy/MBA student. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from Averett University in 2017. I am involved SNAPhA, NCAP, and Kappa Epsilon, and I also play intramural soccer and volleyball. I have a part-time job at Cape Fear Long-Term Care Pharmacy. After graduation I hope to practice in community pharmacy. Email me with any questions you may have about HPREP or Campbell in general!




Program: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

I received bachelor’s degrees in biology and forensic science from Loyola University Chicago. I absolutely loved Chicago, and was really involved in improving the lives of the homeless population while living there. I moved to North Carolina for medical school, and am now pursuing my Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Campbell University. I do not miss the snowy, cold weather of Chicago at all! I am involved in the Pathology Club, Emergency Medicine Club, and Family Medicine Club here at Campbell and am currently on the fence between pursuing a career as a pathologist or a family medicine physician.



Dalton Hudgins – PGY-1 Novant Health – Forsyth Medical Center

HudginsWhere did you complete your undergraduate studies and what was your major/degree?”

I completed two years of the pre-pharmacy curriculum at Campbell University.

What is your favorite part of Campbell University CPHS? 

When I arrived on campus my freshman year to begin undergraduate studies, the faculty and staff at Campbell University started the process to ensure I would be well-equipped to accomplish anything I wanted post-graduation. All I needed to do was put in the effort. When I started my fourth-year APPE clinical rotations, I was not planning to pursue a residency. However, those plans quickly changed. Luckily for me, Campbell had prepared me, through training and quality clinical experiences to be a strong residency candidate without prior planning.

What experiences helped get you where you are today?

One of the many things I truly appreciate about Campbell University is the number and amount of scholarships provided to both undergraduate and graduate students. Campbell was good to me – I received numerous scholarships while completing my undergraduate coursework.  These scholarshps included the undergraduate Presidential Scholarship and the Doctor of Pharmacy Dean’s Scholarship.

What would you recommend to those interested in becoming a successful clinical pharmacist?

In order to get where you want in a clinical pharmacy career it is important to know your “stuff”, be involved in a variety of activities and be a well-rounded person. I encourage anyone interested in becoming a clinical pharmacist to join various clubs or fraternities that interest you, play intramural sports, serve your community, and follow your passions. etc. Activities outside of the classroom open doors that you may have never known existed. So, in short, branch out of your comfort zone and open some doors for yourself – Join the Campbell Doctor of Pharmacy Students and start making a difference today.

Read more about the well above average Residency match rate here.


Joshua Holmes – PGY-1 Vidant Medical Center


Where did you complete your undergraduate studies and what was your major/degree?”

I earned a Bachelor of Science in General Science from Campbell University.

What is your favorite part of Campbell University CPHS? 

Involvement in student organizations allowed me to consistently engage in activities and community service, which enhanced my leadership ability. As a PASA officer, I was able work with and learn from CPHS alumni while facilitating alumni/student connections. My volunteer work and internship at the CU Drug Information Center with Dr. Perkins was an invaluable experience that helped me to prepare for APPEs and set myself apart in the residency application and interview process.

What experiences helped get you where you are today?

My decision to purse the dual PharmD/MS Clinical Research degree opened the door to new opportunities, As a result of this program, I was able to present my research on a national level at ASHP’s Midyear conference. I consider myself blessed to have received scholarship support from the Jack G. & Eloise Harrington Watts Pharmacy Scholarship, Brie Anne Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, School of Pharmacy Alumni Scholarship, and the Gary Dunham, PharmD – Kappa Psi Pharmacy Scholarship during my time at Campbell. In addition to these, I was also awarded Most Caffeinated of the Class of 2018!

What would you recommend to those interested in becoming a successful clinical pharmacist?

Never lose sight of what motivates you to become the best pharmacist you can be. Pharmacy school is not an easy path and reflecting on the faith and support of those who believe in you, as well as the patients who will soon be depending on you, can really help boost your drive to succeed through the hard times.

Read more about the well above average Residency match rate here.

Kathryn Jones – PGY-1 Jackson-Madison County General Hospital


Where did you complete your undergraduate studies and what was your major/degree?”

I completed my Pre-Pharmacy course work at Auburn University.

What is your favorite part of Campbell University CPHS? 

My favorite part of CPHS is the family-like atmosphere that exists with the faculty and between the students.  When I walked into Maddox Hall for my first day of pharmacy school I didn’t know the name of a single person who was in my class.  These past four years my classmates have turned into some of my best friends and I cannot imagine pharmacy school or life without them.  My CPHS classmates were always willing to help each other with study tips and cheer each other on. On a similar note, the faculty at CPHS are so invested in your success as a student and I don’t think that is something you can find everywhere.  Throughout my time at CPHS, faculty members have gone above and beyond their teaching duty to prepare us for upcoming exams and clinical practice after graduation. Several faculty members have become great mentors to me and without their professional advice and guidance I would not be where I am today.

What would you recommend to those interested in becoming a successful clinical pharmacist?

As a new graduate, becoming a successful clinical pharmacist is something I will be continuing to work towards throughout residency and my future career.  However, there are several steps I think you can take while in pharmacy school to prepare you for success after graduation.

  • Be a great learner: Learn as much as you can in the classroom and always say yes to learning opportunities while on APPE rotations to apply that knowledge.  Campbell provides some of the best clinical rotation sites in the country so say yes when asked if you want to scrub in for surgery, say yes to attending code responses, say yes when invited to work with other healthcare professionals on projects, and always say yes to when offered a helipad tour!  You only get to be a student for so long so take advantage of the learning opportunities that provides!


  • Get involved: While in pharmacy school I think it is so important to get involved in at least one professional organization and to do it early. Campbell has student organizations for every type of pharmacy ranging from hospital to community to veterinary.  Find one that interests you and get involved.  Not only does getting involved allow you to network with future pharmacists at Campbell and across the country but getting involved helps build leadership skills that residency programs and future employers are looking for.


  • Have fun: It’s important to make time to relax, be a well-rounded person, and participate in activities that aren’t directly related to your profession. What this looked like for me was playing on an intramural volleyball team during pharmacy school and teaching spin classes at a local gym during clinical rotations. Additionally, during my P1 year I made a rule that I wasn’t going to study on Saturdays which gave me time to watch the Auburn football game with friends or go to a State Park or explore local places in downtown Raleigh/Durham. It’s important to take care of yourself, spend time with friends and classmates away from school, and avoid burnout… I was asked “What do you like to do for fun outside of pharmacy?” on every single residency interview.

Read more about the well above average Residency match rate here.

Justin Jones – PGY-1 Carteret General Hospital

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What is your favorite part of Campbell University CPHS? 

Joining one of the professional fraternities offered at CPHS was one of the best decisions I made. It gave me the opportunity to gain a family and support system throughout my time in school.

What experiences helped get you where you are today?

During pharmacy school I worked three jobs as well as maintaining my coursework. I helped build and establish a clinical pharmacy internship program at one of the Duke University Health System hospitals that primarily partners with CPHS to help student pharmacists gain paid hands on clinical training.

What would you recommend to those interested in becoming a successful clinical pharmacist?

Be prepared to work hard! Try to gain any clinical work experience that you can. Reach out to faculty about any research opportunities that might be available. And most importantly, find enjoyable things to do outside of school. Residency and even P4 year can be exhausting so it’s important to find activities to create balance.

Read more about the well above average Residency match rate here.


Chase Barnes – PGY-1 Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital


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Where did you complete your undergraduate studies and what was your major/degree?”

I majored in pre-pharmacy at Campbell University and earned an Associate of Arts and Sciences at Patrick Henry Community College.

What is your favorite part of Campbell University CPHS? 

I believe the people who have been the most instrumental in bringing me to where I am today would be my preceptors. They operate on the front lines giving students valuable practical experiences. Campbell preceptors truly advocate for the student. It’s encouraging to be around people passionate for pharmacy and the next generation of pharmacists, the patients we serve, and Campbell University CPHS.

What experiences helped get you where you are today?

One of the most impactful tasks I participated in was a research project at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. I saw this as a great opportunity to get involved and improve patient care as a student. I was able to present this project nationally at ASHP Midyear 2017 in Orlando, FL.

What would you recommend to those interested in becoming a successful clinical pharmacist?

I would recommend students take advantage of the variety of advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) offered. These are once in a lifetime opportunities to learn from experts in their respective fields. For example, I was able to spend a month in Brenner Children’s Hospital with the pediatric Hematology/Oncology team. Additionally, during my cardiology rotation at Novant Forsyth Medical Center, I observed open heart surgery!

Read more about the well above average Residency match rate here.

Tiffany Vu – PGY-1 North Memorial Health


Where did you complete your undergraduate studies and what was your major/degree?”

I earned my Masters of Business Administration from Campbell University in 2016 and a Bachelor of Science in  Biology from Virginia Intermont College in 2014.

What is your favorite part of Campbell University CPHS? 

From the moment I stepped onto campus for my pharmacy interview at Campbell, I fell in love. The interview process allowed me a stress-free environment to interact with faculty members, and as cliché as it sounds, I knew that Campbell was where I was meant to be. Campbell faculty played a large role in where I am at today. They saw potential in me and guided me to become a competitive residency candidate. From helping me and encouraging me through tough courses, to providing volunteer and leadership positions, to going out of their way to create a research project or publication, the faculty at Campbell is heavily invested in the success of the students. From the beginning, I wanted to be at a pharmacy school that was rooted in faithful servant leadership. I had a calling to serve the underserved, and little did I know at the time, God had a plan for me to do just that. During my P1 year, I was afforded the opportunity to serve as the Pharmacy Student Director of the Campbell University Community Care Clinic, a free clinic held every Tuesday night on campus. Over the course of two and a half years as the pharmacy director, we have provided medical care and prescriptions for hundreds of patients free of charge, to the uninsured and under insured. Still in the realms of servant leadership, in the fall of P1 year, Col. Pickard, from the clinical research program, invited me to live out my passion by joining him during spring break to go on a medical mission trip to Honduras. The mission trip made such a profound impact that I returned for the next two spring breaks and served a team leader my P2 and P3 year. I have so much love for Campbell and for the endless support faculty members have for students. I will always be #CampbellProud

What experiences helped get you where you are today?

Specifically, for humanitarian work and improving public health, I have been a recipient of two national awards. The RESPy Award presented by Walmart/Pharmacy Times in January of 2017, which is presented to the student who has made a difference in his or her community by demonstrating excellence in pharmaceutical care. Three students were presented the award in 2017. The other national award is the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award, which was announced in March of 2018. I was one of 27 students nationwide to be honored with this award as it was presented to pharmacy students who have made significant contributions to health by promoting wellness and healthy communities. Both awards have roots to my leadership and community service work through the Campbell University Community Care Clinic (CUCCC). Through my work with the CUCCC, I’ve done research in determining the impact that pharmacy students have on interprofessional teams by tracking the type of interventions students make on rounding teams and correlating them with their respective year in pharmacy school. I presented my research at both the local level and at the national level at ASHP Midyear in 2016. Additionally, the communication skills that I acquired through the CUCCC translated to my ability to tactfully interact with the medical team while on P4 rotations. In turn, drawing from my interdisciplinary experiences, I am having my first article published in the North Carolina Pharmacist Journal this May.

What would you recommend to those interested in becoming a successful clinical pharmacist?

1.Find and then pursue your passion: My passion was rooted in serving the underserved. Campbell provided me the opportunity to pursue my passion through the Campbell University Community Care Clinic and the multiple mission trips to Honduras

2.Quality over Quantity: When trying to determine which clubs, organizations, or fraternity to join, it’s easy to want to do and be a part of everything. The most important thing to remember is that quality is much more important that quantity. Find a few organizations that truly interest you and fully invest in that organization.

3.Be well rounded: It’s easy to go into pharmacy school striving to be a 4.0 student, but it’s much more important to be well rounded. Being multidimensional, shows that you can handle the rigors of pharmacy school, all while having a life outside of pharmacy school. It shows the ability to maintain a work-life balance through various experiences, interests, and talents.

4.Make time for yourself: Ensure that you do have a work-life balance by making time to relax and do activities that you love.

Read more about the well above average Residency match rate here.