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Meet Our Alumni

Our graduates have gone on to pursue a wide variety of opportunities after earning a pharmacy degree at South Carolina. Here they share some of those unique stories and experiences. Meet our Gamecock pharmacy family.


More alumni stories by career path: 

Amanda Capino

Q&A with Amanda Capino, '14

Amanda Capino found a ‘home away from home’ at South Carolina, combining her passions as a pharmacy student and member of the famed Carolina Band. Following graduation and residency, Amanda began her career in pediatric pharmacy and academia at Ole Miss.

Uche Ndefo

Q&A with Uche Ndefo, '04

Alumna Uche Anadu Ndefo remembers the moment in school it clicked for her that pharmacy touches the lives of real people. That realization has guided her through an accomplished career in academia and outcomes sciences. 

Chris Bland

Q&A with Christopher M. Bland, '00

Alumnus Christopher M. Bland measures his success by the meaningful relationships formed with colleagues and students throughout his career. After 15 years working in clinical pharmacy, he transitioned to his current role as a clinical professor at the University of Georgia. 

Montgomery Green

Q&A with Montgomery Williams Green, '09

Alumna Montgomery Williams Green is an associate professor at Belmont University and pharmacy chair of a nationally-recognized Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Tennessee.  She credits the top-tier pharmacy education she received at USC with helping her achieve it all.

Caitlin Mardis and son

Q&A with Caitlin Musgrave Mardis, '11

Alumna Caitlin Musgrave Mardis will tell you that from a young age, she's had a passion for teaching. Returning to her alma mater allowed her to lean into this passion, as both the Director of Continuing Education and  a faculty member.

Gene Reeder

Q&A with Gene Reeder, ’73

Alumnus Gene Reeder insists his "blood runneth garnet." With a bachelor's degree in pharmacy (1973), master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences (1977), and doctorate in business administration (1983) from USC, it's no surprise he returned to teach and conduct research at his beloved alma mater.

Ed Vess

Q&A with Ed Vess, '80

Alumnus George Edward "Ed" Vess, Jr., has experienced a variety of pharmacy fields over the course of his career, ultimately landing at RedSail Technologies, a leading provider of pharmacy software solutions headquartered in Spartanburg, SC.

Lewis McKelvey

Q&A with Lewis McKelvey, '84

Alumnus Lewis McKelvey is always on the move. From driving his motorcycle across the country to his work as president of McKelvey - Drummond Pharmacy Consultants, he always has something in the works. 

Ken and Susan Couch

Q&A with Ken Couch, '69

Alumnus Ken Couch began his pharmacy career as a part-time drug clerk at just 15 years old. By the time he retired in 2016, he was at the helm of a company bringing in $2.4 billion a year delivering technology and services to pharmacies across the country.

Christi Epps

Q&A with Christi Epps, '97

Alumna Christi Epps' trailblazing spirit comes from her mother, who was one of the first women to graduate from the USC College of Pharmacy. She's continuing that legacy and inspiring future generations as a leader in the business of pharmacy. 

Donna Walker

Q&A with Donna J. Walker, ’79

Alumna Donna J. Walker created and endowed the Walker Pharmacy Leadership Scholars Endowment Fund, launching a student leadership initiative that identifies, educates, and recognizes pharmacy student leaders at USC.

Michael Bedenbaugh

Q&A with Michael Bedenbaugh, '12

Alumnus Michael Bedenbaugh saw his career come full circle when he became Director of Pharmacy Services Intramed Plus, the same place he had worked as an intern during pharmacy school.

Sam Glenn

Q&A with Sam Glenn, '20

Growing up with Gamecock pharmacist parents, Sam Glenn was well-versed in what it meant to work in retail pharmacy. It wasn’t until a visit to campus that he learned of the roles pharmacists can play in clinical settings. 

Taylor Ward

Q&A with Taylor Ward, '16

Since graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, alumna and New Hampshire-native Taylor Ward has traveled the globe and landed back in New England, as a clinical pharmacist at Boston Medical Center caring for patients living with HIV.

Devin Drummond

Q&A with Devin Drummond, '18

Alumnus Devin Drummond works as a clinical pharmacist with Norton Sound Health Corporation, a tribally owned and operated, not-for profit health care organization serving the rural communities of the Bering Strait region. 

Sean Tran with family

Q&A with Sean Tran, '09

Alumnus Sean Tran set aside his childhood dream of joining the Jedi Order to pursue a career in pharmacy. Like his father before him, he's found joy in the clinical pharmacy profession.

Chelsea Drennan

Q&A with Chelsea Drennen, '19

Alumna Chelsea Drennen (2019 Pharm.D.) turned an inspiring fourth-year rotation experience into a postgraduate residency and then full-time pharmacist position at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

Eddie Seijo

Q&A with Eduardo Seijo, '11

Alumnus Eduardo “Eddie” Seijo may have stumbled into pharmacy by accident, but he soon found his calling – and his family – within the walls of our college. Eddie is currently the Acute Care Pharmacy Operations Director for Atrium Health. 

Krishnan Brown and family

Q&A with Krishnan Larkin Brown, '17

Alumna Krishnan Larkin Brown was completing a master’s degree when pharmacy school caught her eye. With two young children, strong motivation and a little bit of grace, she has navigated her way to a successful career in clinical pharmacy.

Julia Mims

Q&A with Julia G. Mims, ’74, ’96

For alumna Julia G. Mims, education and perseverance were the keys to her dream career as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – though “volunteer” is a title she holds equally important on her life's resume.

Cory Jenks

Q&A with Cory Jenks, '11

Alumnus Cory Jenks works as an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the VA Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. His passion for improvisational comedy led him to another unique role in the field of health care.

Woodrow Bell

Q&A with Woodrow A. Bell, '87

As far back as he can remember, alumnus Woodrow Bell dreamed of being a doctor. Now he lives out that childhood dream providing accessible, compassionate care to underserved populations in the state.

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