Presbyterian College will name Dr. Nancy Hope Goodbar ’04 of Clinton, the recipient of its Outstanding Young Alumna award. The award is designed to honor an alumna who shows early competence within her chosen field of endeavor and exceptional promise of future achievement. She was an exceptional student leader while at PC, and she has continued to lead as she helps train new pharmacists.
Receiving her Bachelor of Science from PC in 2004, Goodbar went on to complete a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of South Carolina. After gaining her doctorate in 2008, she completed two years of residency at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, specializing in internal medicine.
Taking on a career at the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, Goodbar serves as associate professor of pharmacy and assistant dean of professional and student affairs. Obviously displaying a love for being an educator, Goodbar received the 2015 Teacher of the Year Award at PCSP. Not only is Goodbar an excellent educator, she is a mentor for her students. The South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP) presented the 2012 George D. Schwerin Mentor Award to Goodbar.
Goodbar serves on the Board of Directors for the SCSHP, currently serving as immediate past president. Before she assumed the position of president, she served SCSHP as a regional director and a coordinator for trainee development. She has served on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Council on Education and Workforce Development for two years, where she has been involved in national pharmacy advocacy. For the ASHP, she was recently appointed as a clinical scientist and specialist leadership special interest group. She also represents PCSP at the national American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy as their faculty delegate.
At Presbyterian College, Goodbar has served on numerous committees, including the Pharmacy Committee of the Board of Trustees, and is a class agent for PC class of 2004.
Presbyterian College is located on a striking 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities, PC offers its students the benefit of engaging with an exceptional faculty who take individual interest in their students’ well-being, both personally and in the classroom. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy opened in 2010, and is dedicated to the ideals of leadership, honor to the profession, and service to the community. For more information about Presbyterian College, visit www.presby.edu.