NCPA Student Affairs offers pharmacy students a wide array of opportunities to broaden and enrich their educational experience, gain valuable real world skills, earn scholarships, and have fun in the process. Our mission is to encourage, foster, and recognize an interest in community pharmacy ownership and entrepreneurship among the future leaders of their profession.
Currently, membership in the ONU NCPA Student Chapter is around 100 members, but it is still growing!
"I joined NCPA as a P1 and have progressively become a more active member throughout my years at ONU. As a member of NCPA, I have grown as a student, leader, and young professional due to the many opportunities the NCPA has provided. Networking through our annual conference or attending the legislative conference each spring, I started to see the world of pharmacy outside of ONU, and these opportunities have proven to be invaluable experiences not only for myself, but other students as well. Being one of the top student organizations on campus, NCPA has provided ample amounts of opportunities to practice what I have learned in the classroom. With our health screenings and community outreach, our chapter makes it easy for students to obtain their required hours while at the same time gaining outside experience with real patients. Not only has NCPA provided leadership opportunity at ONU for me, but also on a national level as I am currently a Junior member of the Student Leadership Council of NCPA. With this two year commitment, I am a correspondent for student chapters across the country as well as at my local level. NCPA also provides internship opportunities, such as the summer internship program I was chosen for this summer, as well as scholarship competitions for it's members. I look forward to serving you as your NCPA President this upcoming academic year and look forward to continuing my growth as a leader, student, and young professional."
- Ryan Siefring, 2013 Chapter President, Ohio Northern University