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Grand Vice President for Alumni Affairs (GVPAA)

About This Office

The duty of the Grand Vice President for Alumni Affairs (GVPAA) shall be to supervise the activities of the Regional Directors for Alumni Affairs (RDAAs) under the direction of the Grand and Executive Councils. Further, the Grand Vice President for Alumni Affairs shall promote participation of Alumni Brothers, support activities of Alumni Chapters, encourage and assist in the establishment of new Alumni Chapters, assist Alumni Brothers in assisting Collegiate Brothers, and to deliver to that person’s successor all documents belonging to the office. The GVPAA and RDAAs shall establish mechanisms to maintain and provide updated lists of alumni addresses and establish mechanisms to maintain communications with Alumni Brothers.

 

Amanda Norman, PharmD

Amanda Norman has been a brother of Phi Delta Chi since 2006. She was first initiated at the Beta Iota Chapter at Oregon State University as an undergraduate student and attended the Pacific Regional Conference hosted by Beta Iota in Portland, OR in March. She served as the Worthy Inner Guard, as well as the chapter delegate at the 66 th Grand Counsel in West Palm Beach, FL in 2007. Amanda also participated in the chartering initiation of the Gamma Beta Chapter at Pacific University School of Pharmacy in 2007.


Amanda attended the Washington State University (WSU) College of Pharmacy starting in 2011 and began the process of chartering a new chapter of Phi Delta Chi in the Spring of 2013. As one of the colony coordinators, Amanda worked with the National Office of Phi Delta Chi, the administration of the school, faculty, students and alumni to provide a unique and safe chartering experience for all who were involved. Amanda became the first initiate of the Gamma Psi Chapter of Phi Delta Chi on February 8, 2014. Gamma Psi Chapter now boasts over 130 brothers and facilitates numerous Professional, Service, Philanthropy and Social projects for all students on campus as well as the community at large to participate in and enjoy.


Amanda served in other leadership positions while attending pharmacy school. She was a student ambassador and helped the Director of Student Services plan and execute candidate interviews for incoming pharmacy students. She was elected to the Board of Directors for the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA) as the student representative from WSU and served in that position for two years. A responsibility of this position is to plan, fundraise and execute Pharmacy Legislative Day in Olympia, WA for students to have the opportunity to meet with legislators about pharmacy related issues. This event has always been free to students so it is the responsibility of the WSPA student leaders to fundraise to pay for the transportation and lodging for all students who would like to attend.


Amanda wanted to provide opportunities for pharmacy students to learn more about how to interact with legislators and advocate for their profession and their patients. She worked with faculty to develop an elective class called Practical Politics and Pharmacy which she taught as the Student Instructor of Record for the first two years the class was offered. Today, this class is a staple elective at WSU with over 100 students enrolled each year.


Amanda graduated from WSU College of Pharmacy in 2015. She took a position as a float pharmacist with Fred Meyer Pharmacy in Portland, OR and quickly transitioned to a full-time staff pharmacist position after six months. Amanda championed clinical programs at her store and was able to provide complete medication reviews, adherence counseling, hormonal birth control consultations and prescribing, travel consultations and full vaccine services including Yellow Fever. Amanda also worked to train pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in how to provide clinical services and to educate co-workers on updates to policies and procedures as well as Oregon Law. Amanda became a Clinical Staff Pharmacist after one year and was able to expand the clinical services to include coaching programs for Fred Meyer employees including tobacco cessation, diabetes and nutrition and weight management.

 

In 2016, Amanda was appointed to the Pacific Regional Director for Alumni Affairs position within Phi Delta Chi. Amanda has worked closely with the Alumni Affairs team to continue to expand the alumni network across the country and to develop programs to serve the alumni brothers in a diverse capacity. She has also worked with the Worthy Alumni Liaisons at each of the 12 chapters in the Pacific Region to be a resource and provide tools for them to improve and expand alumni involvement on the collegiate level. Amanda has participated in and organized CheQ and Focus visits for collegiate chapters in the Pacific Region. She has attended the chartering initiation for the Delta Epsilon chapter at Chapman University in Irvine, CA and helped present the charter to the Pacific Northwest Alumni Chapter in Portland, OR in 2017. In addition to her responsibilities as PARDAA, Amanda attends events put on by the Beta Iota and Gamma Beta chapters as often as she can and visits the Gamma Psi Chapter in Spokane, WA at least yearly.


Amanda transitioned from community pharmacy practice to ambulatory care pharmacy practice in June 2018 by accepting a position with the Anticoagulation Care Management Program at Kaiser Permanente Northwest. She is continuing to expand her knowledge base through her new position and plans to complete the BCACP within the next two years.



 

Contact Information:

Grand Vice President for Alumni Affairs
Amanda Norman

gvpaa@phideltachi.org

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