April 25, 2017
Congratulations to the Brothers of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Chi, who recently won the Professional Organization of the Year Award.

The Brothers of the Alpha Chapter of Phi Delta Chi (PDC) Professional Pharmacy Fraternity have always been dedicated to developing leaders who advance the profession of pharmacy, and the past academic year was no exception. Among its many accomplishments, the organization’s members raised $6,222 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, collectively contributed over 500 service hours to the Ann Arbor community, and continued to successfully fund the College of Pharmacy’s first student-endowed scholarship, the Prescott Leadership Award.

In honor of PDC’s many contributions, the chapter was recognized at the Michigan Difference Student Leadership Award Ceremony with the Professional Organization of the Year Award. This award recognizes student groups based around a profession that demonstrates significant success and development in following the mission or goals of their organization. The Alpha Chapter is thrilled to see its efforts recognized on the campus level, and its Brothers look forward to sharing their accomplishments with Phi Delta Chi’s national membership at the biennial Grand Council this summer in Arlington, Virginia.

In addition to their ongoing initiatives, the Brothers of PDC hosted numerous events throughout the year. The Developing Your Brand night, a collaboration between PDC and APhA-ASP, invited students of all health professions to a series of professional workshops with topics including LinkedIn profiles, public speaking, and leadership. This event was attended by 157 students from 15 schools across the University of Michigan’s campus. During PDC’s Pharmacy Advocacy Week, pharmacy students participated in a letter writing campaign to support Senate and House bills for provider status for pharmacists, and promoted the diverse and extensive services offered by pharmacy professionals across campus and through social media platforms. PDC also helps host the biannual Safe Medication Disposal event, which has safely disposed of 2,139 pounds of unused medications since 2014.