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Alumni Spotlight: Meet Creaque Charles!

LKS spotlights student and alumni members that are making a difference in their chapters, in their communities, and in the field of pharmacy.
About Creaque:
 
After graduating from Dillard University (1996) in New Orleans, Louisiana with a Bachelor’s in Science (Biology), I began my career goal of becoming a Registered Pharmacist. I attended and graduated from Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2000.  While at TSU, I was so impressed with the concept of supporting women in the profession of pharmacy that I became a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma, Alpha Sigma chapter in 1998. I was a very active member in the chapter, serving as treasurer for 2 years. Also, for my scholarship and commitment to LKS, I received the Cora E. Craven Educational Grant. After graduation, I completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at St Claire Medical Center, Morehead, KY. I have been a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist-BCGP (previously named Certified Geriatric Pharmacist-CGP) since 2004.
 
LKS Activities:
 
As an alumni member, I have had the pleasure of serving on Grand Council as the Region Six Supervisor for 3 terms.  The schools I supervised included: University of Kentucky, University of Georgia and Texas Southern University.  I have attended the following conventions: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2015.  During the 2006 convention, I was honored to be given the “Distinguished Young Pharmacist” award.
 
Career:
 
During my career, I have worked as a Clinical Specialist-Geriatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) for 5 years and Clinical Pharmacist I at CHI Baylor St Luke Medical Center for 10 years. Currently, I am working as an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Texas Southern University.
 
Hobbies:
 
My hobbies include: traveling, spending time with my family and friends, and reading.
 
Most memorable LKS moment:
 
I have several memorable LKS experiences to share. Here are a couple: representing LKS as a Regional Supervisor and receiving the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award. 
Pearls of advice I would give to fellow sisters include:
 
Plan your work and work your plan.  Never give up on your professional or personal goals in life.  Stay connected.  Do the best you can.  Stay humble. Live your life to its fullest! Smile.
 
Why are you a lamb for life?
 
I am a lamb for life because of the life-long professional relationships and friendships I have made through LKS.  
What would you do if you weren’t a pharmacist?
 
If I were not a pharmacist, I would probably work in social services as a child advocate. 
Lambda Kappa SigmaAlumni Spotlight: Meet Creaque Charles!