Texas A&M Rho Chi receives most improved chapter in the nation

The Rho Chi Society Gamma Omega Chapter recently initiated 16 students and one faculty member into the chapter.

The Rho Chi Society Gamma Omega Chapter recently initiated 16 students and one faculty member into the chapter.

The Gamma Omega Chapter of the Rho Chi Society at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy was recently selected as the most improved chapter of the organization. The Gamma Omega Chapter was chosen out of 116 currently active chapters in the nation.

A plaque was presented to the Gamma Omega Chapter third-year professional student pharmacists current president, Nhu Quyen Dau of Sugar Land, Texas, and current secretary, Annie Lozano of Premont, Texas, at the Rho Chi award presentation at the American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting on March 30 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, Fla.

“As the former president of this chapter, I am overwhelmingly proud and excited for the Gamma Omega Rho Chi Chapter and its accomplishments,” said Jesse Castillo of Fort Worth, Texas, and fourth-year professional student pharmacist at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy.

In addition to recognizing chapters for various achievements throughout the year, Rho Chi also awards one chapter in the nation the most improved award—one of the highest recognitions from the society.

According to the requirements for the most improved chapter, The Rho Chi Society looks at the inactivity within the past few years. The organization then looks at the most recent involvement and takes into account the work and effort that current students and advisers are making to increase the activities and projects of individual chapters.

The vision of The Rho Chi Society is to achieve universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in the pharmacy field. As a community of scholars, the society instills the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.

In addition to this, the mission of the society is to encourage and recognize excellence in intellectual achievement and foster fellowship among its members. Further, the society encourages high standards of conduct and character and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy.

“Our Rho Chi chapter members worked hard to revitalize tutoring, pharmacy advocacy, mock interviews, academic challenge games, and service to the community,” Castillo said. “The Most Improved Chapter Award is one of my proudest accomplishments during my pharmacy school career.”

The Rho Chi Society Chapter Gamma Omega started in 2008 at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. 

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