Increasing Student Engagement via Student Organizations and Co-Curriculum

April 15, 2024
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET
Meeting attendees gathered in a spacious sunlit hall.

Hosted by the Co-Curricular Community

This session on increasing student engagement is hosted by the Student Services SIG and the Co-curricular Connect Community. Participants will learn strategies from a variety of panelists about increasing student engagement in certain aspects of PharmD programs. Questions and ideas are welcomed at the end of the presentation.


  • Describe the landscape of student engagement from a variety of institutions
  • Discuss strategies used by a variety of institutions to increase student engagement
  • Consider ideas related these strategies that could be implemented in your PharmD programs


Dana Hammer, RPh, MS, PhD, FNAP
Senior Instructor and Faculty Lead, Student Professional Development
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Anschutz Medical Campu


Laressa Bethishou, Pharm.D, APh, BCPS
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director of Co-Curriculum
Chapman University School of Pharmacy
Rinker Health Science Campus

Brooke Fidler, PharmD, CHSE
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director of Co-Curricular Affairs
LIU Pharmacy
The Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Jesse P. Swartz (He/His)
Director of StEPP Co-Curricular Program & PCP Student Advising
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy 
Saint Joseph’s University

Sherry L. Moore, M.Ed., BSPharm, R.Ph.
Assistant Director of Experiential Education
Notre Dame Of Maryland University

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