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Maria Alvarado Manning Doctor of Pharmacy Savannah Campus Class of 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Maria Alvarado ManningDoctor of Pharmacy Savannah CampusClass of 2009
To say Maria Alvarado Manning is a friendly, outgoing student with a bright future as a pharmacist is an understatement. Today, she is a leader among her peers in many ways, not the least of which is shown by her role as president of the American Pharmacist Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) at South University in Savannah. However, not too long ago, her situation was somewhat different.
A quiet child, to say the least, at age five Maria’s family decided to move from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Leesburg, Florida. No sooner had her family settled in their new surroundings than the young Maria was diagnosed with selective mutism. Whenever she found herself in uncomfortable public situations, she withdrew into the best comfort she could find among crowds, a personal silence.
“At home, I was encouraged. I observed and admired my family. My father was a doctor and my mom a teacher who worked with autistic children. And I had an aunt who was a pharmacist. I watched family members I love take care of one another,” Maria says, admitting that many of her strong aspirations to practice pharmacy were incited by family and friends.
“I’ve also watched several family members battle diabetes,” a history Maria says fuels her resolve to specialize in treating the disease, as Maria’s currently on her first step to receive her Doctorate of Pharmacy at South University.
Looking back, it’s hard not to see the great light of encouragement her family has been for Maria, moving her further down the road to helping others. However, Maria’s own hard work has been proven as well.
“One of the most amazing things I’ve discovered about myself at South is my ability to organize people and motivate groups to work for the things they care about. I’m no longer the ‘shy one.’ In fact, the conferences I’ve been able to attend, the leadership opportunities in student activities – all that I’ve found at South have allowed me not only to grow professionally, but to break further out of that quiet place I used to know.”
Friday, October 10, 2014
South University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs Magazine
SAVANNAH, Ga. – October 7, 2014 -- South University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs Magazine, marking the fourth year in a row that the University has been awarded the designation.
The G.I. Jobs 2015 Military Friendly® School designation recognizes colleges, universities, and technical schools’ dedication to the success of military students in the classroom and after graduation.
“We are very proud to be recognized as an institution that strives to serve our members of the armed forces as they advance their education,” said South University Chancellor John T. South, III. “We provide dedicated teams to meet the unique needs of the military and veteran affiliated students to ensure they have a smooth transition from military to South University. We also extend this commitment to spouses because we understand that the spouse serves alongside the military member.”
South University provides assistance that includes waiving admission fees for military and veteran affiliated students, and the transfer of relevant course credits. South University also evaluates the Joint Service Transcript and awards credit for military training and work experience when appropriate. These measures are part of the pledge the University made when it signed to support the Principles of Excellence program established by President Obama in 2012.
South University also offers an Active Duty Scholarship for eligible service members who serve on active duty or in one of the Reserve components or the National Guard. The University is also proud to be a signatory of the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding and also recently signed on as participants in the Department of Education’s 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success program. South University is approved for benefits offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs and offers Yellow Ribbon program benefits to all eligible veterans.
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