From Nkawkaw to Alabama State University: Meet Dr Andrew Asante, PharmD

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Andrew Asante, a young Ghanaian man has recently graduated with honours as a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

Andrew Asante during his graduation

The young man who hails from Nkawkaw, a small historic town in the Eastern region of Ghana graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Alabama State University in 2017. Right after that, he was admitted into the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program at the University of Florida.

In a LinkedIn post celebrating his achievements, Andrew shared photos from his graduation with the following caption:

“I am just a kid from Nkawkaw, Ghana! The vision to attend school in the US was given to me by my childhood friend Fred Yeboah  and I am forever grateful! After 8 years of being away from home, I have graduated with my Doctor of Pharmacy degree so I present to you: Dr. Andrew Asante, PharmD”

“At the University of Florida College of Pharmacy  – I came, I served, I GREW. It has been a wonderful 4-year journey in pharmacy school and I am grateful to my family, friends, faculty and mentors.”

Dr Andrew Asante (far left)

“Pharmacy school is rewarding but can be very challenging. But as Friedrich Nietzsche encouraged us: “He who has a why to live can bear with almost anyhow.” Find your reason to keep working on your goals and the impossible will be POSSIBLE!”

Dr Andrew Asante (middle left)

Andrew was the president for the Industry Pharmacists Organization (IPHO) and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, where he contributed immensely to the lives of fellow students and their future careers.

He graduated with Honors, received the Dean’s Excellence Award, Student Ambassador Award for outstanding service and a Leadership Professional Certificate.

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