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Meet Our Alumni

Our graduates have gone on to pursue a wide variety of opportunities after earning a degree from the College of Pharmacy. Here they share some of those unique stories and experiences. Meet our Gamecock pharmacy family.


More alumni stories by career path: 

Amanda Capino

Q&A with Amanda Capino, '14

Amanda Capino found a ‘home away from home’ at South Carolina, combining her passions as a pharmacy student and member of the famed Carolina Band. Following graduation and residency, Amanda began her career in pediatric pharmacy and academia at Ole Miss.

Uche Ndefo

Q&A with Uche Ndefo, '04

Alumna Uche Anadu Ndefo remembers the moment in school it clicked for her that pharmacy touches the lives of real people. That realization has guided her through an accomplished career in academia and outcomes sciences. 

Chris Bland

Q&A with Christopher M. Bland, '00

Alumnus Christopher M. Bland measures his success by the meaningful relationships formed with colleagues and students throughout his career. After 15 years working in clinical pharmacy, he transitioned to his current role as a clinical professor at the University of Georgia. 

Montgomery Green

Q&A with Montgomery Williams Green, '09

Alumna Montgomery Williams Green is an associate professor at Belmont University and pharmacy chair of a nationally-recognized Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in Tennessee.  She credits the top-tier pharmacy education she received at USC with helping her achieve it all.

Caitlin Mardis and son

Q&A with Caitlin Musgrave Mardis, '11

Alumna Caitlin Musgrave Mardis will tell you that from a young age, she's had a passion for teaching. Returning to her alma mater allowed her to lean into this passion, as both the Director of Continuing Education and  a faculty member.

Gene Reeder

Q&A with Gene Reeder, ’73

Alumnus Gene Reeder insists his "blood runneth garnet." With a bachelor's degree in pharmacy (1973), master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences (1977), and doctorate in business administration (1983) from USC, it's no surprise he returned to teach and conduct research at his beloved alma mater.


Q&A with Michelle Stokes Cakley, '99

Michelle Stokes Cakley works as a pharmacist at South Carolina Oncology Associates, where she and other members of the clinical team help patients navigate the complexities of cancer treatment.

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