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.
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. 
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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