Misty Glin- College of Health Sciences Alum of the Month
Misty Glin was selected as Alumna of the Month from Sullivan University's College of Health Sciences. She was shocked and excited. "It is great to be acknowledged and recognized, and I am glad Sullivan remembers their students past and present. This is such an honor and I am truly proud to be the Alum of the Month!" she said.
Misty began her career at Sullivan in the Professional Pharmacy Technician program in 2010 and completed her degree in 2013. She is currently working on her next degree in Healthcare Administration. "I love everything about Sullivan; the size of classes, the knowledgeable and dedicated instructors and directors, career services, who worked hard to make sure I found a career that I could love and be proud of, my peers which some have become lifelong friends, the classes that required thought process, and ones with hands-on learning. I also loved the Pharmacy Technician lab, and how all the faculty and staff knew my name, believed in me, which in turn helped me believe in myself! I was the President of the Pharmacy Technician Club for several quarters, and Sullivan made me feel like I was part of the family," said Misty. "Sullivan has been one of the best choices I have ever made, and being a Sullivan Alumni has opened many doors and opportunities for me."
We asked Misty how her program and classes helped her prepare for her future. She said, "We were put in real life situations that we would actually encounter while working at either Retail or Hospital Pharmacy; in the program we took a customer service class, medical terminology, and when I started working, I knew more than many of my co-workers that had been in the field for years. I think the externships at the end of the program were amazing and gave the student an inside peek at what was to come, as well as a chance to decide where they might want to work. I chose the hospital path and it was the right choice for me. Having the lab in the building is just another way that Sullivan caters to the student and makes them feel more comfortable in a Pharmacy environment. Sullivan's approach to teaching the fundamentals of the National Certification Exam and offering it to the students upon completion of the program was extremely beneficial as well."
Currently, Misty is a Pharmacy Technician at The Home of the Innocents. She plans to continue and complete her degree in Healthcare Administration while working as a pharmacy tech. As for the future she said, "I hope one day I will be brave enough to apply for the PharmD program and become a pharmacist. I would also like to teach again in the Pharmacy Technician program if a position were to present itself."
Misty's advice for students is: "Never stop trying; work hard and be the best that you can be in everything that you do whether small or large. Never give up! The power to succeed comes from within and if you do not believe in yourself, no one else ever will. We are all responsible for our own destiny and our own successes and happiness, so set the goals high and reach for the stars every single time!"
Read about past alumni of the month