LKS spotlights student and alumni members that are making a difference in their chapters, in their communities, and in the field of pharmacy.
Chapter: Nu Chapter (Drake University, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences)
Tell us about yourself: (school, chapter, work, hobbies, LKS activities, meetings attended, career plans)
My name is Carolyn Morrissey and I am currently attending Drake University where I will complete my Doctor of Pharmacy and Masters in Business Administration in May 2021. I am currently a member of Nu chapter here at Drake in which I have served as our Treasurer and am currently serving as the President. I have spent the last 3 years working as a pharmacy intern at HyVee, a chain community pharmacy in the area. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, hanging out with friends and family, and traveling. I enjoyed attending convention this summer in Milwaukee and am looking forward to next year!
Which of our core values (sisterhood, leadership, service, scholarship and integrity) do you feel you most strongly represent and how?
I think I most strongly represent the values of sisterhood and service. Sisterhood was one of the reasons I joined LKS and it is something I like to focus on in our chapter. Encouraging people to make connections and get to know each other has created more of a community for us and allowed people to gain the most out of their experience. Service is also one of the values I believe I represent as I tend to follow the idea of leading by example. I think by leading by example encourages others to get involved both within our chapter but also within our community.
What is your favorite chapter/school tradition?
One of my favorite events our chapter puts on is Mr. Pharmacy. It is a great event that gets both students and professors together to have some fun outside of the classroom. It is a great way to support our philanthropy and encourage our entire chapter to work together to make the event successful. One of my other favorite traditions our chapter does is going to a corn maze each year and having a bonfire after each year. I think it is a good opportunity to encourage team work while also having time to get to know each other while you are stuck in a corn field.
Who do you see as your role model in LKS and why?
My role model in LKS is our past president Erin Simpson. Even while she is out on rotations and away from campus, she has made an effort to still keep in touch and even come back to campus for a rotation panel to talk to younger students. She was a great leader for our chapter and made a lot of positive changes and ensured when passing off the job she made sure I had everything I needed and is always available for questions when needed. She embodies a true leader to me and is someone I look up to both academically and professionally.
What makes you excited to be a ‘lamb for life?’
I am excited to be a lamb for life to continue the relationships I have made and to ensure that others have the opportunity to be a part of such a great organization. I hope to continue to make a difference in the organization through my leadership opportunities and encourage others to do the same.