Jessica Beamon in the lab at Presbyterian College on the first day of her internship.

Jessica Beamon in the lab at Presbyterian College on the first day of her internship.

Congratulations to Jessica Beamon, alumna of the College Opportunity Program at Outreach Community Center in Carol Stream, on her acceptance to the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy in Clinton, South Carolina. Beginning in fall of 2017, Jessica will enroll in the four-year doctoral program. Presbyterian’s campus will be a familiar place for Jessica, as she completed an undergraduate internship in the school’s lab during the summer of 2015. Presbyterian was Jessica’s first choice, and she is the first in her family to pursue a doctorate.

Jessica’s goal is to become a clinical pharmacist, working either in pediatric care or emergency care. Her ultimate dream is to work in sports pharmacy.

“We are incredibly proud of Jessica,” says Gigi Nyesoah, program coordinator. “It’s been our privilege to come alongside Jessica and support her as she has pursued her dreams and passions. She has talked about being a pharmacist since junior high and made it through all the extremely challenging science classes in college. She has put in a lot of hard work and this opportunity is one more indication that her commitment is paying off. She has a very bright future ahead of her.”

(Read more about Jessica’s story.)