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USF pharmacy student Benjamin Groves wins FPA student leadership scholarship

Benjamin Groves, a third-year student at the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy, has received the 2016 Florida Pharmacy Association’s Terry Gubbins Student Leadership Scholarship. The prestigious award recognizes Grove’s involvement in FPA and in school and community activities, and his demonstrated commitment to the profession.

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USF pharmacy student Benjamin Groves, left, receives the FPA’s Terry Gubbins Student
Leadership 
Scholarship from Terry Gubbins. 

Groves, originally from Port Orange, Fla., is a member of the FPA Public Affairs Council and previously served on the Organization Affairs Council and as a Florida Legislative Days Health Fair liaison. At the USF College of Pharmacy, he serves as chapter president for the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), vice president of operations for the Delta Mu Chapter of the Phil Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, and a student delegate.

Upon graduation Groves plans to pursue a combined, two-year health system/pharmacy administration residency with a master’s degree.

The Terry Gubbins Student Leadership award, established in 2014 by former FPA Chairman of the Board Terry Gubbins, recognizes and celebrates outstanding leadership through school activities as well as community and professional service. The scholarship is given yearly at the Florida Pharmacists Legislative Days in Tallahassee, where the recipient is recognized with a $1,000 check and a plaque.