John A. Gans Scholarship

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Shelby “Spencer” Tungate is a third year student pharmacist at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. In addition to his Doctor of Pharmacy, Spencer will graduate with his Master’s in Public Administration in the Spring of 2020. 

Spencer has taken an active role in his APhA-ASP chapter during the past three years, volunteering several times with every committee. He has also competed in and won the local APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Competition, earning opportunities to compete in the National Patient Counseling Competition. In addition to his involvement with this organization, Spencer serves as the Class President and a member of his college’s admissions committee. He is active in his chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, serving as the CLASS Co-Chair. In this role, Spencer has worked with faculty to create new curriculum in a PY2 course where he also serves as a course teaching assistant. Spencer has worked on several public health initiatives during his time in pharmacy school, including creating an initiative aimed at assisting underserved pregnant patients. 

After graduation, Spencer hopes to complete a PGY-1 residency to further his clinical and administrative skills. After this, he plans on pursuing a career in academia and administration with plans to become a dean at a college of pharmacy by the end of his tenure


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