Carlton “Sonny” Hoskinson, R.Ph., is a member of the WVU School of Pharmacy Class of 1986. Mr. Hoskinson is a Clinical Pharmacist at United Hospital Center in Bridgeport, West Virginia, and is also the Director of Camp Catch Your Breath, a camp for children ages 8-13 with asthma.
Kent Hunter, R.Ph., Pharm.D., is a member of the WVU School of Pharmacy Class of 1984. Dr. Hunter received his bachelor’s degree from the School in 1984, and then received his Pharm.D. from the University of Florida in 2007. He is a Medical Outcomes Specialist at Pfizer Global Medical.
Jenna Merandi, Pharm.D., M.S., is a member of the WVU School of Pharmacy Class of 2010. Dr. Merandi is a Medication Safety Coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. During her studies at the WVU School of Pharmacy, she was a member of the WVU chapter the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP-SSHP), the Beta Eta chapter of the Kappa Psi co-educational pharmaceutical fraternity, and the Alpha Eta chapter of the Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) national pharmacy leadership society.
William (Bill) Petros, Pharm.D., FCCP, is a member of the WVU School of Pharmacy Class of 1983. Dr. Petros is the Gates Wigner Endowed Chair and Dean of the WVU School of Pharmacy. He is also Associate Director of Anti-Cancer Development and Director of the Clinical Pharmacology and Biospecimen Processing Cores at the WVU Cancer Institute.
Janet L. Toth, R.Ph., is a member of the Class of 1980. She also received her bachelor’s degree in biology from WVU in 1979. Ms. Toth is a Manager at Myers and Stauffer LC. During her studies at the WVU School of Pharmacy, she was a member of the Lambda Kappa Sigma student organization.
For Michael LeMasters, Pharm.D., Class of 2006, the interaction he has with patients in independent community pharmacy practice is what makes the profession of pharmacy so rewarding. “Satisfaction comes from seeing the impact you can make in a patient’s life,” he said. “Something as simple as making a phone call to check on them and how their medication is working for them can make their day.”
The moment that Julie Rumbach-Austin, Class of 1996, knew that she wanted to be a pharmacist was shortly after her grandmother had a stroke that left her paralyzed on her right side. When Rumbach-Austin visited her grandmother, she watched her take her medication and was interested in how it worked to help her grandmother.