Emma Leffler, a Pharmacy major at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, exhibits the leadership qualities worthy of the Newman Civic Fellow Award. Emma has served as president of the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Leadership Fraternity and the American Pharmacists' Association Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Heart and Over-the-Counter Medication Safety chairs. She was also instrumental in creating a western Oklahoma "glow" run to benefit the American Cancer Society, further evidence of her outgoing nature and leadership qualities. It is without hesitation that I wholeheartedly endorse her for this award.
As a second-year student pharmacist at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, I aspire to promote self-empowerment, optimism, and healthy lifestyles in my peers and the people of Western Oklahoma. As a second term president of the Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Leadership Co-Ed Fraternity, I strive to foster a strong sense of brotherhood and positivity among members. I provide leadership and personal development opportunities via organizing and encouraging participation in interactive workshops, service events (such as the Glow 5K), and regional meetings. As APhA-ASP chair for both Operation Heart and Operation Over-the-Counter Medication Safety, I provided numerous clinical skills opportunities for my pharmacy peers - in turn, they educate the public about these important health topics. As a member of the Collegiate Activities Board, I am active in celebratory diversity events. In the summer, I contribute to the empowerment of 8th grade girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as a camp counselor for Tech Trek at SWOSU. Overall, I strive to lead by example, valuing the importance of self-worth and confidence, and a belief that people should be encouraged to pursue their goals.