Moody delivers commencement address to Campbell pharmacy graduates

Buies Creek, N.C.— Chief Executive Officer of Mutual Wholesale Drug Company, David S. Moody, Jr., delivered the Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences commencement message at a hooding ceremony on Friday, May 14, at the John W. Pope, Jr. Convocation Center.

Moody is an advocate for community pharmacy and health care issues. Moody is also an advocate for Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, serving in numerous capacities within the program including the Dean’s Advisory Board, the Pharmacy Advancement Advisory Council and the Curriculum Committee.

In his commencement address, Moody stressed to the graduates they must get involved with legislation and their community after graduation.

“Pharmacy is a profession, not a job,” he said. “Pharmacy is at a crossroads right now and you can help educate people about this profession.”

He also encouraged the graduates to be available to their customers and not stay behind the counters.

“Greet your patients and talk to them,” he said. “Be available to help counsel them.”

His last bit of advice was a formula that must be followed exactly to be successful in life- put God first, family next, then your profession.

The Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences conferred 51 Master of Science and 98 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at the hooding ceremony on Friday, May 14. A total of 971 degrees (564 undergraduate and 407 graduate and professional) will be awarded this graduation season.

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Date: May/17/10