Belmont College of Pharmacy Celebrates Black History Month

Piece submitted by SNPhA President and Student Pharmacist Shyrick V. Cox Jr.

February is annually observed as Black History Month, recognizing the contributions, accomplishments and struggles of African Americans today and in American History. Faculty and students from Belmont University’s College of Pharmacy enthusiastically commemorated Black History Month with a group photograph representing Black Excellence.

What is Black excellence? I describe it as a high level of achievement, moments to be proud of and positive examples that motivate other African Americans to pursue their dreams. Through this representation, we as black health care professionals are pillars of our community, committed to improving the quality of healthcare, eager to lead by example, protect, serve and educate others.

group of black Belmont pharmacy students

“In fact, the confidence of the people is worth more than money.” – Carter G. Woodson