Class of 2021 results: Kristen Korankyi continues her clinical pharmacy training


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Jamestown, North Carolina

With another start behind us, High Point University graduates will embark on prestigious career paths around the world in Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top law programs, medical and graduate programs and many other organizations esteemed through their journey at HPU. Here’s a look at an extraordinary member of the 2021 class:

Last name: Kristen korankyi

Hometown: Jamestown, North Carolina

Major: Pharmacy

Post-graduation plans: Korankyi will be working at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy as a resident and clinical pharmacy instructor. She will educate first and third year pharmacy students and provide outpatient pharmacy services to Progressive Community Health Services in downtown Milwaukee. While pursuing her residency training in an academic setting and in ambulatory care, she is also enrolled in courses at Concordia University to pursue a master’s degree in education.

How HPU helped you get there: “The welcoming learning environment allowed me to make the most of my academic and professional experience at HPU. I felt comfortable being able to explore different areas of interest to me that would allow me to engage in my learning. Through my involvement in peer tutoring and a number of community service experiences, I realized that I had a passion for teaching and wanted to do so as a graduate health professional. I visited the Career and Professional Development Office frequently for assistance in preparing a CV and letter of intent. Ms. McLeod was friendly and gave me her time to make sure I had the best presentation of myself to potential employers. “

Most Impactful Mentor at HPU: “I cannot be more grateful or thankful for all the mentors I have had at HPU. It really took a village of committed teachers, student instructors, and my classmates to help me find my true potential. Among the many great instructors who have helped me get to where I am today, I recognize the work of my undergraduate chemistry teachers; Dr Knippenburg, Dr Fogarty, Dr Fowler and Dr Blackledge. I appreciate the interest they took in me as a student and really helped me see that I loved chemistry and science. Although I did not have a degree in chemistry, I satisfied my love of the subject by tutoring students during the chemistry learning labs, even while doing my pharmacy classes at the HPU. As far as my graduate courses go, I thank Dr Lingle for making that crucial phone call to me which got me enrolled in High Point University for a degree in pharmacy. Being immersed in a program that offers so many experiential learning opportunities, made me realize the potential I had to give back to my community by becoming an instructor for future pharmacy students. “

Most significant moment at HPU: “The best moment I had at HPU was being able to help support my fellow students as a peer tutor. “

Tips for subclasses: “My advice for subclasses is to take advantage of the new opportunities that come your way. You never know where you will end up at the end of your college experience. Embrace the growth and changes you will go through as a student. You will eventually feel like you are successful.

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