Alumni Society at Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
The Alumni Society at Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy promotes fellowship among graduates, current students, faculty and staff members. In addition, the society promotes continued development and well-being as an educational community.
The BGCOP Alumni Society......
- Maintains permanent historical records of Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy and its students
- Provides support service to Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy Alumni
- Coordinates Alumni Association activities
What are you doing now?
I live in Gray, Tennessee, and am the Lab Supervising Pharmacist at ProCompounding Pharmacy in Johnson City. I manage all of the lab technicians that create our compounded medications and ensure that all products leaving our lab have passed quality control checks.
What was the most important thing you learned while at Gatton?
Dedication to duty should always be evaluated against the loyalty to those you care for.
You served as president of your class all four years at Gatton, investing a lot of time into making the Gatton experience memorable for you and your classmates. What is your favorite memory?
Collectively, my favorite memories at Gatton were the annual awards ceremonies. It was easily my favorite event of the year. It gave the students a chance to dress up, relax, enjoy some entertainment, and most importantly to express to our faculty, staff and preceptors how much we appreciated their dedication to the Gatton program.
Melissa McCall ('10), Pharm.D.
Former Governor Bill Haslam requested alunma Dr. Melissa McCall, of Kingsport, to serve on the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy for the next six years. McCall is a 2010 graduate of the Gatton College of Pharmacy’s inaugural class.
McCall serves as pharmacy professional services manager for the Tri-Cities Division of K-VA-T Food Stores Inc. and oversees daily operations for 38 Food City Pharmacy locations. She completed her undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework at ETSU. After graduating from Gatton, McCall earned an MBA in 2013 from Milligan College. Learn more.
Lucy Adkins (14'), Pharm.D.
Where are you now?
I live in Nashville and work as Director of Pharmacy Practice Initiatives at the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, where I develop and maintain partnerships with members and stakeholders to strengthen and enhance pharmacist-provided care in the state of Tennessee through grants, education, and policy.
What was the most important thing you learned at Gatton?
One of the most critical things that I learned at Gatton was the value of effective communication. Whether that be to your patients, your colleagues, your peers, being able to communicate to each of those groups successfully is key and something that Gatton really allowed me to develop while I was there.
What is your favorite memory of your time at Gatton?
It is truly hard to pick just one, but the lasting friendships I developed while at school are really special to me. I also will always remember my APPE rotation to Ethiopia, where my father also got to serve with me.
Watch an interview with Dr. Adkins below!