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Tallassee native graduates from pharmacy school


Auburn University’s James I. Harrison School of Pharmacy recently recognized members of its graduating Class of 2020. A formal commencement ceremony is currently planned for Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Gogue Performing Arts Center.

The class of 2020 included 136 students receiving the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. Four students received a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in pharmaceutical science, and 10 others received Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in pharmaceutical science.

The class included representatives from eight foreign countries and 12 states, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Among the Pharm.D. graduates was Tallassee native Sarah Davis Vines. A 2011 graduate of Tallassee High School, she is the daughter of Jim and Deborah Davis, granddaughter of Monice Keahey and wife of Matthew Vines. Prior to entering pharmacy school she completed her prerequisite coursework at Auburn University-Montgomery.

Vines has accepted a PGY-1 pharmacy residency with Jackson Hospital and Clinic in Montgomery, Alabama. She also currently serves on the Alabama Pharmacy Association COVID-19 Response Team.

As the public pharmacy school of the state of Alabama, the Harrison School of Pharmacy continues educating more Alabama pharmacists than anywhere in the world with 97 of the graduates hailing from the state. Additionally, the vast majority of the graduates are remaining in the state to continue serving the people of Alabama.