If Neosho, Mo., were to pick a favorite son, Tim Mitchell would certainly be in the running. His community is served by not one but four of Mitchell’s pharmacy facilities: Family Pharmacy of Neosho; Country Care Pharmacy; Advantage Health Care; and Mitchell’s Downtown Drug Store.
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1st Year PharmD | 2018
How do you pronounce your last name?
Na-Zan-Ya – like lasagna with an N.
Where is UMKC taking you?
Lots of places. To the basketball court. I was an athlete here, moving to Kansas City from Dallas. Both of my parents are from Nigeria. And now, I am a student in the School of Pharmacy. I have been at UMKC for six years. I double majored in Communications Studies and Chemistry.
The UMKC School of Pharmacy‘s new campus in Springfield is enrolling students who otherwise might not be able to pursue their Pharm.D. Among the 30 students in the first cohort are Robert Hopkins, 32, who says the new facility has made it possible for him to advance his pharmacy career.
Congratulations on being a member of the inaugural class in Springfield! How did that happen?
I grew up in Springfield and went to the University of Missouri for two semesters. While I was living in Columbia, I started working at the Wal-Mart pharmacy, sort of as a fluke. I had applied to be a cashier, but my brother was quitting his job in the pharmacy and so they asked if I wanted to work over there instead. I became a pharmacy technician and loved the work.