NORMAN — A student team representing the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy earned first place in a national student business plan competition sponsored by the National Community Pharmacists Association.
The OU team bested two other finalists in a live competition this month to win the 2013 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition, the first national competition of its kind in the pharmacy profession.
The OU College of Pharmacy team includes team captain John Lugafet, Noble; team members Naomi Kozlowski, Renee Andersen and Tobi Olusola, all of Tulsa; with college advisers Eric J. Johnson, M.B.A., C.P.A., associate dean for administration and finance, and Justin Wilson, Pharm.D., adjunct professor, and Dean JoLaine R. Draugalis.
Their chapter received $3,000, and $3,000 was contributed to the school in the dean’s name to promote independent pharmacy.
The team members, advisors and the dean will receive complimentary registration, travel and lodging to NCPA’s 2014 Multiple Locations Conference.