Can BCTC help you achieve academic successful and launch your professional career? Find out what this former student has to say in this alumni spotlight story.
Alan Webb, PharmD
Bluegrass Community and Technical College, 2006
Describe your position and the responsibilities you have.
I currently serve as the Pharmacy Area Transition Lead for Walgreens Boots Alliance. In this role, I am responsible for managing the transition of Rite Aid Stores that were recently purchased by the Walgreen Co. My region includes 99 stores in Southern Indiana and Kentucky. My current position also allows me to promote key healthcare programs and initiatives and provide input to the Director of Pharmacy and Retail Operations on ways to increase and improve the performance of our pharmacies.
What has been your proudest career moment thus far?
Recently, my district was ranked #4 among more than 250 districts in our weekly Key Priorities Report.
How did attending BCTC benefit or enhance your career?
After serving in the Marine Corps from 1999-2004, I moved back to Kentucky and began classes at Lexington Community College. I began classes in the Spring of 2005 and attended for five semesters. During my time there, LCC became BCTC.
After spending five years in the military, my time at BCTC was crucial in helping me transition back into the role of a student. I do not feel that I would have been successful without the one-on-one attention I received from the faculty and staff. The classes that I took at BCTC prepared me exceptionally well to take higher-level classes when I transferred to the University of Kentucky in 2006.
I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Doctorate in Pharmacy in 2012. Prior to my current position, I have served my profession as a staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, and pharmacy district manager.
How are you currently involved with BCTC?
I currently serve on the BCTC Pharmacy Technology Program Advisory Board along with other professionals. In this role, we have the opportunity to learn more about the academic program and to create corporate partnerships that can provide classroom speakers, site visits, and internships for current students.
What advice could you pass along to a new Pharm Tech student at BCTC?
I would encourage current students to understand that everyone has a starting point. Most things do not happen overnight but can be accomplished over time with work and dedication. The Pharm Tech program can be a doorway to a long and successful career in the pharmacy and healthcare industry!