OFTC Celebrates National Pharmacy Week | Schools
DUBLIN, GA - Amanda Stokes, a 2011 Pharmacy Technology graduate from Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC) and employee of Fairview Park Hospital Pharmacy, spoke to the College's Pharmacy Technology Class of 2014 at a luncheon on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in recognition of National Pharmacy Technician Day during National Pharmacy Week.
The luncheon was held at the College's South Campus in Dublin and was sponsored by the OFTC Foundation - South from contributions by Gayco Healthcare Pharmacy in Dublin. Representatives from Gayco and OFTC attended the event.
"We had a great social time and delicious meal," said OFTC Pharmacy Technology Instructor Jack Shepherd. "Mrs. Stokes delivered an exceptional motivational speech encouraging the students to stick with the program. She also talked about the growth of employment opportunities for Pharmacy Technicians with the expanded role of the Pharmacy Technician and the State of Georgia now requiring registration and incentives for certification."More about National Pharmacy Technician Day
The theme for National Pharmacy Technician Day 2013 is: PHARMACY TECHNICIANS: TRUSTED, TRAINED,and EDUCATED.
The first National Pharmacy Technician Day was in 1991. The Congressional Record of July 16, 1991 contains a note about Technician Day, and the theme in 1991 was “Technician Recognition.”