2018 Charles C. Thomas Scholarship Recipient

Shea Terry

Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy



Shea Terry is a third-year student pharmacist at the Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior to pharmacy school, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Samford University. Shea has been involved in the American Pharmacists Association—Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) on both a local and regional level throughout pharmacy school. At the local level, she has served as P1 Member-at-large, Media Relations Co-Chair, and Policy Vice President. Currently, she serves as the Regional Delegate for Region 3. Outside of APhA-ASP, Shea serves as Chapter President of Phi Lambda Sigma and as a McWhorter School of Pharmacy Ambassador. During her time as a student pharmacist, she has been an active member of several other pharmacy organizations, including the Alabama Pharmacy Association and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacists.

Shea also seeks to serve the community through her service with the Alzheimer’s Association. Her experience as an Alzheimer’s advocate includes being an Alabama/Florida Panhandle Chapter Board Member, a Congressional Ambassador, and a Community Educator. Additionally, in 2013, Shea founded the community initiative All In for Alzheimer’s, which seeks to engage everyone regardless of age or interest in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. These service endeavors have given Shea the opportunity to speak about the pharmacy profession, leadership, and healthcare to thousands of individuals.

Shea is passionate about advancing the profession of pharmacy and hopes to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry or public policy.