NAPSA officially launch Alumni Network at APP 2016
By: Admin | Posted on: 17 March 2016
The National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association (NAPSA) is officially launching their alumni membership at the Australian Pharmacy Professional (APP) conference on the Gold Coast this weekend.
The launch of the alumni membership is the first step in establishing a widely awaited alumni network for graduated NAPSA members. The membership will aim to recognise and provide a vital link for past members to stay involved and updated with the association, whilst also bring current student members closer to the support and experience of those who have walked in their shoes.
National President Eleanna Ballis said, "It's all about Connecting Tomorrow's Pharmacists [NAPSA slogan], we're thrilled to be able to bridge the gap between past-members and current students with a platform that will deliver opportunities for valuable collaboration".
"We want to foster the spirit of loyalty and solidarity amongst members by giving them the opportunity to become members for life!"
Past NAPSA members are eligible to sign up to alumni membership free of charge, where benefits include;
- - Staying up to date with NAPSA publications (with access to ePlacebo)
- - Online access to alumni features of MyNAPSA incl; forums and events (to be developed
- - Invitation to events and functions for alumni members
- - Ability to gain mentoring and teaching experience by linking with students groups across the country.
Ton Pham, Director of External Affairs and Chair of the current Alumni working group said, "NAPSA's been working very closely with a number of past President's, National Councilors and Honorary members to ensure we get this right. The foundation of support received from even this small group of past-members shows the potential and necessity to harness this type of experience for our members".
Past NAPSA members can visit the NAPSA stand (295) at APP to sign up to their alumni membership or visit the website at napsa.org.au/alumni. Those who sign up at the conference will also receive a free 'Alumni Pin', which will identify them as official members.
Media Contact: Ton Pham 0414 700 937