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October 2014 Refill e-newsletter

The October 2014 issue of Refill, the e-newsletter of The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, is now available online.

In this issue:

  • 2014 Distinguished Alumnus, Jerry Wisler, ’79
  • Your 2014-2015 Alumni Affiliate Board
  • Taking Patient Care to the Next Level with Board Certification by alumnus Brandon Craig, PharmD ’07, RPh, BCACP
  • Mission: Unstoppable: Student Affairs staffer Jing Meyer keeps students focused on graduation
  • The Master of Plans: Alumnus Kevin Krock, BSPS ’07 on planning for a meaningful career
  • Leadership Lessons: Graduate School Preparation
  • Small Organelle, Big Possibilities: Dr. Wissam AbouAlaiwi’s research on cilia
  • Calendar of Events

Mission: UNSTOPPABLE

Jing Meyer, coordinator of advising and student services, helps professional division students gain confidence and set career goals.

The Office of Student Affairs in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has received university and national attention for its service to students. Each member of the team contributes to the personalized care our students receive.

As coordinator of advising and student services, Jing Meyer is heavily involved in making sure our students are successful. Her role allows her to support the students academically throughout the college journey, helping them to make informed decisions.

Meyer?s role also includes academic advising, a cornerstone of retention and educational success. Our college uses group and individual advising sessions to collaboratively guide students through academic policy and procedure and to encourage early planning, problem solving and decision making. Academic advisors offer advice and listen and refer students to support services when necessary.

With more students selecting multiple minors and participating in college and departmental Honors programs, encouragement and guidance about career options help students to plan for the future.

Meyer’s career history demonstrates her strengths in connecting with others and strategizing for success. Before coming to UT, she was an adviser in the College of Education & Human Development at Bowling Green State University and an adviser at Owens Community College. She was also an associate professor and chair of psychology department in the College of Education at Hunan Normal University in China.

Over the past 11 years, Meyer has learned to wear many hats while working with students in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

“Sometimes I am a teacher, sometimes a counselor, sometimes a service provider, sometimes a records manager, sometimes a stern advocate,” Meyer said. “Occasionally, I need to intervene in a student’s personal arena to obtain personal assistance for the student. I love the diversity of my job.”
Meyer enjoys working with students and providing information that relieves their stress and supports their goals. She is pleased when students leave her office feeling relaxed, refreshed, focused, and inspired.

“It is amazing to witness students overcoming hurdles and successfully completing their degree programs,” said Meyer. “It is tremendously rewarding to help students open their eyes to the various curricular and career options offered by our college.”

The college’s Office of Student Affairs has nine staff members and offices on both the Main and Health Science Campuses. Students schedule advising meetings online and even meet with advisors via Skype. Weekly Student Affairs e-newsletters inform students of deadlines, events, and activities.

The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to provide students with advising and support services that help to ensure their success in completing their degree programs. The staff is dedicated to supplying the highest quality of “pharmacy student care” possible.