UM Student Named Independent Pharmacies Grant Recipient

Hoby Mullins honored with financial support from national trade group

Hoby Mullins

Hoby Mullins, a first-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has received a $1,000 grant from the 2017 EPIC Pharmacies student grant program.

Mullins’ accolade marks the fourth consecutive year a student from the UM School of Pharmacy has received the grant from EPIC Pharmacies. Jasmine Turner, who graduated in May, was named an honoree for 2015 and 2016.

EPIC Pharmacies is a national group of more than 1,400 independent pharmacies that annually provides grants to pharmacy students who plan to practice in independent pharmacy after graduation.

“I was very excited when I found out that I would receive the award,” Mullins said. “It is such a blessing to be able to receive money to help pay my tuition.”

Mullins, of Roxie, plans to pursue his Pharm.D. and hopes to form lifelong friendships with his colleagues. The award also puts him closer to his long-term goal of operating his own pharmacy.

“This is very exciting for Hoby, and I’m proud of his hard work,” said David D. Allen, UM pharmacy dean. “I’m looking forward to seeing what he will accomplish during his time at the School of Pharmacy and in his career.”

By Whitney Tarpy

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