Kendra White, a mom, wife, MSU alumnus and Republic resident, graduated from the first class of the UMKC School of Pharmacy on the MSU Springfield campus this spring 2018 semester.
Through a partnership between UMKC and MSU, White could go to school in Springfield and not uproot her family. Staying in the southwest Missouri area was important to her and her family. With this program, she didn’t have to compromise that.
More than 30 students graduated from the Springfield campus of this program.
“By establishing a deep connection between students and their community, this innovative collaboration hoped to provide the region a steady pipeline of pharmacists to a relatively rural region of our state that traditionally has had difficulty attracting enough professionals to meet its needs,” said Paul Gubbins, associate dean for the UMKC School of Pharmacy at Missouri State University.
Learn more about her journey through this new, innovative program.
Check out photos from the ceremony.