Student Voices: A Community of Excellence

Ahead of graduation, fourth-year student Libby Powell reflects on what Carolina Pharmacy means to her

Story by Libby Powell | Published May 9, 2023

Headshot of Libby Powell at UNC's Old Well

Student Voices gives first-person perspectives written by the students of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. For this piece, we hear from Libby Powell, PharmD candidate ’23, and Student Body President of the Class of 2023 reflects on what makes the Carolina Pharmacy experience unique.

When I hear Carolina Pharmacy, the first word that comes to mind is excellence. Now excellence can have different meanings depending on the context, but when it comes to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, excellence is achieved through the people that encompass the School. With the community that is formed between the students, staff, and faculty, team work allows for the advancement of medicine by always pushing current practice. There is an innate nature within the people at UNC to not only be the best version of yourself but also helps others to that same goal, making sure we are giving our all to the community around us and to the profession of pharmacy.

From my first days at UNC, I saw how hard the students work to achieve the goals they set for themselves and the ones we owe to our community. The students here are not only leaders in the classroom, but they are truly exceptional in the work that they do to make an impact on those around us. I am beyond honored to be a part of the UNC Pharmily and to be associated with such excellence, and have cherished my moments being a part of the Carolina Way.