by Public Relations
Cedarville University welcomes John “Jeb” Ballentine, Pharm.D., to the faculty of the school of pharmacy. He will be serving as the vice chair of experiential programs and associate professor of pharmacy practice.
Ballentine earned his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy at the University of Houston and doctorate of pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. He has served as the southwest Ohio regional director of experiential education at the Ohio Northern School of Pharmacy and has practiced at Sycamore Hospital in Miamisburg for the past 20 years where he had the opportunity to train pharmacy students.
“When I heard Cedarville, being right in my backyard, was opening up a Christ-centered pharmacy school, I knew I wanted to be part of it,” said Ballentine.
As vice chair of experiential programs, Ballentine is responsible for the real-world training that pharmacy students will receive as part of the program. He coordinates, implements and oversees the pharmacy practice sites. Each student will spend approximately one-third of the pharmacy curriculum out of the classroom training under a registered pharmacist.
Ballentine has the opportunity to help create a rigorous program that will prepare students for their careers. “Being on the ground floor and building the program from scratch is really exciting,” said Ballentine. “Plus, being able to be a part of something bigger than myself, with a higher purpose, is really fulfilling.”
Cedarville University attracts 3,300 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.