“With each tone of the Belmont Bell Tower…Another Student Spreads their Wings” is the theme of the Belmont University School of Pharmacy’s sponsored Christmas tree at Gaylord Opryland’s Hall of Trees. Five pharmacy students recently gathered at Gaylord’s Opryland Resort to decorate the tree as a fundraiser for Belmont’s Academy of Student Pharmacists. This is the second year that Gaylord has donated space and artificial, lighted Christmas trees to individuals and groups supporting charitable causes.
The tree and gifts under the tree—including signed CDs, Belmont University mementoes, a Debate08 poster and Media Bag and a Christmas ornament containing soil from the recent groundbreaking of the new School of Health Sciences—are all part of the package being auctioned at www. halloftrees.com. The Belmont Chapter of the Academy of Student Pharmacists is raising funds to help underwrite leadership development programs and to defray costs for students to attend leadership development conferences and to compete in the National Patient Counseling Competition, a skills completion focusing on how to talk with patients about safely using prescribed medications.