About PPA   |   Contact Us   |   Report Abuse   |   Sign In   |   Join Now
Achieving Independence

Achieving Independence is student competition designed to foster the budding entrepreneurial spirit among
pharmacy students to one day own their own pharmacy!  The program was developed in 2009 as a way to
encourage creativity and interest in pharmacy ownership. In 2010, the first competition with only three schools was held and Wilkes University emerged as the winner.  This year, 2015, five schools of pharmacy participated and the competition was impressive.  Each team presented interesting concepts for opening a new pharmacy or purchasing an existing one. For information on participating in the 2016 competition, please click the respective links below.

Ultimately, while applauding the achievement of all teams, the judges selected one winning team.  The 2015
winning team was:

The University of Pittsburgh

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated this year:

University of Pittsburgh:
Dylan Atkinson, Alexander Marshall, Kerry Moore and John Chang
Faculty Advisor – Dr. Jennifer Bacci
Independent Pharmacy Coach – Dr. Chris Antypas

Duquesne University:
Sydney Kehr, Mike Dovidio Jr and Charlie Buchanan
Faculty Advisor – Dr. Robert Maher
Independent Pharmacy Coach – Dr. Robert Maher

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy:
Justin Mathew, Terry Pak, Kevin Pak, and Nirali Patel
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Hank Schwartz
Independent Pharmacy Coach: Eric Esterbrook

Amanda Chronister, Megan Barringer, Brandon Sing and Jennifer Barlekoff
Faculty Advisor – Rebecca Miller Wise
Independent Pharmacy Coach – Byron Moon


Wilkes University:

Anthony Fanucci, Paige Pientka, Ashley Robold and Vladimir Russ

Faculty Advisor - Dr. Kim Ference

Independent Pharmacy Coach - Gary Karwaski

We also would like to thank our judges: Mel Brodsky, Stephanie Smith-Cooney, Greg Drew, Eric Pusey, and Rob Frankil.


To see past winners and their poster submissions, please click here.

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership.com®  ::  Legal