Published on February 18, 2015 by Katie Stripling 

On Friday, January 31, McWhorter School of Pharmacy students, faculty and staff filled Reid Chapel to hear dean Michael A. Crouch present his inaugural State of the School address.  “The state of the school is strong,” said Crouch, who laid the foundation for his vision by highlighting the rich history of the school and its leadership. "If we're smart, and we work together, our best days lie ahead," he added. 

Despite an uncertain external environment, Crouch emphasized that McWhorter School of Pharmacy is “thriving in a time of uncertainty.” Pharmacist recently earned the top spot on Forbes’ list of the Top Jobs in Healthcare for 2015.

The school’s statistics are remarkable, with an average four-year graduation rate of 96% and average NAPLEX first-time pass rate of 96%, and graduates are well prepared to seamlessly transition into their careers.  Ninety-five percent of the class of 2014 had employment offers before graduation.

For Crouch, the future is focused on providing students an individualized education that uniquely prepares them to be competitive upon graduation. It is our belief that, “where you get your Pharm.D. matters,” said Crouch. The school combines the strength of its academic programs with global service and innovative research to prepare graduates who truly transform lives through pharmacy.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.