Distinguished Pharmacist on Campus for MLK Day

by Natalia Kirychuk, Public Relations Writer

Dr. Rosalyn King will speak to Cedarville University School of Pharmacy students on Monday, January 16. The event coincides with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and members of the school’s American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) will be present for King’s presentation at 5 p.m. in the Health Sciences Center. 

King was the first African-American woman to work for the American Pharmacists Association in Washington, D.C., in 1967. In 1980, she joined the Health Office in the Africa Bureau of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a special consultant and health adviser on pharmaceuticals. She has participated in pharmacy efforts in the United States and around the world in locations including Ephesus, Nairobi and South Africa. 
King served for seven years as director of the International Health Institute at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and as a program manager for the Office of International Programs for 15 years. 

There will be a welcome reception for King and Dr. John McNeal, senior pastor of Atlanta Bible Baptist Church and Cedarville’s MLK Day chapel speaker, on Sunday, January 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies. The reception is designed to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to meet King and McNeal and allow them to share their stories.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.