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University of Colorado Denver


National Community Pharmacists Association


DescriptionThe purpose of the University of Colorado Denver NCPA Student Chapter is to provide a forum for pharmacy students to learn about the many career opportunities available in independent pharmacy practice.  We encourage, foster, and recognize an interest in community pharmacy leadership and entrepreneurship by learning about the business side of pharmacy. For more information, please see our student brochure.

Membership requirements: $50/year (fill out a membership form and mail it in or sign up online - can pay $85 for a 2-year membership online)

Membership census (2015-2016): 72


  • Participate in community service
  • Earn scholarships and loans
  • Learn about the path to ownership
  • Network with pharmacists and other students
  • Participate in the business plan competition
  • Participate in national leadership and association work
  • NCPA members gain free membership to both: American College of Veterinary Pharmacists and American College of Apothecary


  • Bone Marrow Drive
  • Brown Bag Events
  • Business Plan Competition
  • Compounding Classes
  • Veterinary Pharmacy Affiliation and Education Opportunities
  • Dinner with Independent Pharmacists and Owners
  • Independent Pharmacist-Student Mentorship Program
  • Health Screenings & Health Fairs
  • Immunization Fairs
  • McKesson Warehouse Tour
  • NAPLEX Review Course
  • NCPA Legislative Conference
  • NCPA National Convention
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • RxPlus Pharmacies Golf Tournament & Summer Meeting
  • NCPA/APhA 3-on-3 Charity Basketball Tournament


Officers (2016-2017):

​President: ​Ashley Wengrove​
​President Elect: ​Riley Holmes
​Vice President: ​Tera Sisson
​Vice President Elect: ​Cara Fossum
​Secretary: ​Taylor Schaffner
​Treasurer: ​Bayli Larson
​Legislative: ​Michael Miller
​Alumni Chair: ​Lora Dreesen​
​Outreach Coordinator: ​Kim Little
​Membership Coordinator: ​Anna Allen
​Community Service Coordinator: ​Amy Chwa
​Fundraising Coordinator: ​Brian Maniga
​Faculty Advisors: ​Gina Moore, PharmD, Randy Knutsen, R.Ph.



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