Highlights TV Show Features UC's Golden Gala & ExRx Boot Camp

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Highlights: From the Heart of Our Community, is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
The show airing May 28, 2018 –  June 4, 2018 ‘highlights’ the University of Charleston’s Golden Gala honoring Drs. Ed & Janet Welch and UC School of Pharmacy ExRx Boot Camp.
We interviewed Bernie Layne, Chair of the Welch Challenge, about the campaign and the event it.
UC undertook an $8 million fundraising campaign in honor of Dr. Edwin Welch, President of UC. The campaign, which launched in summer of 2017, will allow for a new athletic complex bearing the Welch name. The new Welch Athletic Complex will be the home of UC Men’s & Women’s soccer, along with Baseball and Lacrosse teams.
“Dr. Ed Welch is a true visionary in the field of higher education. His innovative approach to education ad athletic competition has changed the complexion and perception of the University of Charleston during his 29-year tenure, said Bernie Layne. He added, “This campaign will move his original master plan and innovation programming forward and will serve as a capstone to his remarkably brilliant career at our University.”
The Golden Gala to honor the Welchs is scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2018 on the campus of UC beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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Ticket information is available by calling 304-357-4849.
We also talked with Jamie Bero, Director of Student Affairs and Jane Condee, Assistant Director of Experiential Education at UC. 
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They discussed the 5th Annual ExRx Boot Camp which is an intensive four-day camp including:

  • A medicinal plant walk
  • Mock pharmacy
  • Compounding lab
  • IV lab
  • Simulation lab
  • Pharmacogenomics laboratory
  • History of pharmacy
  • Applying to college/pharmacy school
  • Service and art projects
  • Among other things

The camp is primarily for high school and college students interested in pharmacy or health-related fields.
The camp is set for June 19-22, 2018 on the campus of UC.
Call 304-720-6685 to learn more.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.

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