One of the best ways to stay engaged with your alma mater is by volunteering. We could not provide a world-class educational experience without our alumni and friends, and we hope you consider giving back. If you are interested in any of the options below, contact our Alumni Engagement Director Ellie Goodman.
Alumni & Friends Volunteer Opportunities
Calling all actors! Play the role of an interviewer on PY3 Mock Interview Day. This experience helps students prepare to enter the professional workforce.
Time Commitment: 1 day in mid-late March
If you are interested in serving as a mock interviewer, email Nicole Keenan.
UK College of Pharmacy preceptors make our education come to life. By providing a hands-on education throughout our students’ educational journey, preceptors are responsible for helping us develop the type of caring and knowledgeable health care professionals that are leading change in every pharmacy setting.
The College is always looking for new preceptors who can provide unique and innovative opportunities for our next generation of pharmacists. It is also a great way to give back to the College while learning about leading-edge science and practice from our students.
You can help choose the next generation of PharmDs and PhDs. Serve on the admissions committee to select the next class of UKCOP students.
Time Commitment: Committees meet up to 5 times per year; Some prep work will be required before each meeting.
Admissions Interview Day
Admissions interviews help UKCOP identify applicants that will become successful students. Meet prospective students and guide them through the admissions interview process.
Time Commitment: 6 hours
Mentor PharmD students as they explore the pharmacy profession through hands-on and problem-based learning exercises and projects. Alumni and friends interested in helping support these efforts are invited to reach out to Dr. Frank Romanelli at email@example.com to discuss various opportunities for involvement.
Alumni and friends that would like to participate in and support the international studies program are invited to participate in one of three annual trips to Ecuador. Pharmacists are needed to guide students as they support operations at clinics in resource-limited areas during these 10-day trips. If you would like to participate, please contact Melody Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 859-257-8790.
Coffee Hour with Alumni
Join students for a "coffee hour" over zoom as you discuss your career path after graduation and share what lessons you've learned. The sessions are moderated by students, for students, to allow a more relaxed setting for learning and mentorship.
"Adopt" one of our students as they attend conferences across the United States. Let us know which conference you'll be attending and we will match you up with a student. You can plan a lunch meeting, a quick coffee chat, or invite them to a reception you'll be attending for additional networking opportunities.
If you would like to be paired with the a UKCOP student and can commit to connecting with them at an upcoming event, then please request information via the link below
We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.
In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.
We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.