Shepherd & Lowery Elected to GPhA Academy of Pharmacy Technicians BOD
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) Pharmacy Technology instructors, Jack shepherd and Breanna Spires Lowery, were recently elected as members to the Georgia Pharmacy Association’s (GPhA) Academy of Pharmacy Technicians Board of Directors.
Shepherd will serve as a representation at large while Lowery will represent the clinic/health-system pharmacies as she is employed full-time at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin.
The Academy of Pharmacy Technicians is a new organization created by the GPhA to represent the growing field of pharmacy technicians in the state of Georgia, Shepherd shared. “By serving on this new academy, Bre and I will be able to present a view to the academy of pharmacy technicians supporting education as a component for registration in the State of Georgia.”
“The GPhA is highly influential with the Georgia Board of Pharmacy,” he added, “and it’s an honor and privilege to have two members from OFTC serving on this inaugural committee; we look forward to working toward requiring education for pharmacy technicians in the state of Georgia.”
OFTC’s Pharmacy Technology degree and diploma programs are designed to enable the student to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes for employment within a pharmacy. Program graduates will be able to perform a variety of technical duties related to preparing and dispensing drugs in accordance with standard procedures and laws under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. A variety of clinical experiences are designed to integrate theory and practice.