JCJC’s Sanford awarded Mississippi Pharmacists Association honor
Written By: Teresa Martin
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Date Submitted: 2013-07-02 14:19:15
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College’s pharmacy technician program’s assistant instructor, Stephanie Sanford was recently presented the Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award by Peter Stokes, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. This award recognizes a pharmacy technician who exhibits professional characteristics inherent of a model pharmacy technician, demonstrates professional competency, and is actively working to help establish the role of the technician in pharmacy services. Factors considered for this award were service to Jones County Junior College, involvement in committees and technician leadership, and significant contributions to the promotion of pharmacy.
Sanford was a student in the inaugural Pharmacy Technology Program at JCJC in 1998. She earned her Associate in Applied Science degree in 2000, which was in addition to the Associates degree she had previously earned at JCJC. Since that time she has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Related Professions and a Master’s in Education degree from William Carey University. She has also been a Certified Pharmacy Technician through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board since 2000.
While a student in the program she became a part time employee of a local hospital and transitioned to full time upon graduation. In 2002, she was employed by Jones County Junior College as an instructor in the Pharmacy Technology program where she has since served as the laboratory instructor and clinical coordinator. In that role she has trained and helped influence over 100 pharmacy technicians who are now nationally certified and are employed by area pharmacies. During her tenure, she has trained technicians, influenced the practice of pharmacy in our state, and has been a model representative for Jones County Junior College.