Heather Jackson: Alum of the MonthHeather Jackson was chosen for Alum of the month from the Sullivan College of Pharmacy. She was very surprised and honored to have been selected.
Heather received her Doctorate in Pharmacy as well as her Masters in Business Administration in 2013. "I chose pharmacy because I wanted to have a career where I am around people and have the ability to give them a hand or help to educate them about their health. I decided to complete my MBA during pharmacy school because I realized this would be a very valuable asset considering where I hoped my career would take me. I was right. The completion of both degrees helped me to quickly earn a promotion and become pharmacy manager within my current company."
Heather said her favorite thing about Sullivan was the passion that each professor had about their field of teaching. "They would take the time to explain things to each student to ensure they understood the material. This gave me inspiration to find my true passion and share it with those around me. Sullivan also gave me the tools I needed to research and fill myself with knowledge. I continue to use the techniques I learned in school to research current questions that I receive."
Currently the position that Heather holds is the Pharmacy Manager at Rite Aid. She stated, "This position gives me the opportunity to use both of my degrees simultaneously to grow the business and more importantly, help my patients live healthier lives."
Her advice to students is: "Enjoy the time you have and never give up the opportunity to learn something new."
Read about past alumni of the month