The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy. KU's student chapter creates opportunities for pharmacy students to learn about career opportunities in independent pharmacy and to develop working relationships with pharmacists and pharmacy owners across the state.

Contact: Blake Martin (KU NCPA Chapter President)

Officers & Advisors


Title Name
President Blake Martin
President Elect Cole Kendall
Vice President
Leah Taliaferro
Ellie Heim
Treasurer Mady Nestor
Community Eleanor English, Jantz Budde
Fund Raising
Brad Southard, Megan Sherrell
Legislative Chairs Micaela Plummer, Seth Nyberg
Social Chairs Angela Baalmann, Cera Magana
Historian Heidi Stegman
Travel Chairs Mackenzie Hughes, Lydia Balzer
Wichita Deina Khader


Gene Hotchkiss
Dennis Grauer

Events & Meetings

NCPA Road Trip

Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss leads students on a three-day trip across Kansas to visit independent pharmacies and their owners each year before the start of the spring semester.


2nd among all schools of pharmacy in National Institutes of Health funding
Brings more than $20 million in external funding into the state each year
7 of 19 cancer drugs formulated through the National Cancer Institute were developed at the KU School of Pharmacy
3,000 free flu shots given to Kansans in need during the past 5 years
4,000 living alumni, 63 percent of them living and working in Kansas
KU pharmacists practice in 95 of Kansas’ 105 counties
20th among public schools of pharmacy.
—U.S. News & World Report
$20.2 million NIH research grant earned by Distinguished Professor Jeff Aubé was 2nd largest in Kansas history
100 percent placement after graduation for KU Pharm.D. students
Established in 1885 as the 1st professional program at KU