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Two Putnam County residents receive Doctor of Pharmacy degrees

Jun. 07, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Two Putnam County residents were awarded Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Sarah Embrey of Scott Depot is the daughter of Larry and Beth Embrey. She is a graduate of Dover High School in Dover, Ohio. Embrey served as the social chair for the WVU chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), the chair of the Relay for Life team for the Alpha Omicron chapter of the Lambda Kappa Sigma (LKS) international professional pharmacy fraternity and was a member of the Alpha Eta chapter of the Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) national pharmacy leadership society. She was the recipient of the Ruth Davis Flaherty Service Award and the Rite Aid-James K. Harman Memorial Scholarship. At graduation, Embrey received the Dean's Outstanding Achievement Award. She graduated cum laude and will be completing a pharmacy practice residency at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington.

Dr. Jessica "Erin" Torres of Buffalo is the daughter of Mario and Truda Torres. While studying at the WVU School of Pharmacy, Torres served as treasurer for the WVU chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP-SSHP) and was rank leader for the WVU Marching Band. She was also a member of the WVU chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and the Beta Eta chapter of the Kappa Psi co-educational pharmaceutical fraternity. She was a recipient of the West Virginia Promise Scholarship, the WVU Valedictorian Scholarship and the WVU Presidential Scholarship. She also achieved President's and Dean's List honors. The President's List recognizes those who achieve a GPA of 4.0. The Dean's List recognizes those who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Torres graduated cum laude and will be employed in community pharmacy practice in the Charleston/Huntington area.

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