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About Phi Lambda Sigma

Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) supports pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development. The Epsilon Chapter of PLS at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy strives to create a culture where students can reach their full potential by establishing resources and opportunities for professional growth.

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One-time payment based on time of initiation:
PY2s – $150
PY3s – $130

PLS Frequently Asked questions

  • How can I join PLS?
    Members of PLS are nominated by their peers for initiation into the society. Second and third-year pharmacy school students are eligible for nomination, with a total of 10% of one class being inducted each year. This nomination is an honor based on the nominated student’s leadership activities and potential for leadership in the school, the community, and the nation. The nomination process will begin in the late Fall.
  • What are my responsibilities as a member?   
    Attend general body meetings, create and support leadership development events, and participate in the new member selection process.
  • How much of a time commitment is PLS?   
    Depending on your involvement, the time commitment can vary. Most roles are a low-time commitment
  • What happens at PLS meetings?   
    Discuss and plan upcoming chapter events, recognize student leaders, and brainstorming of future chapter initiatives
  • What would I benefit from being a part of PLS?   
    Distinction as a student leader in pharmacy and the opportunity to formally develop the leadership skills of others in your school and community.

List of Events

  • Women in Leadership Series
  • Leadership Development Series
  • Rx for Success Leadership Workshop
  • PLS Leadership Conference
  • President’s Panel


Aliyah Cruz

Vice President
Neel Swamy

Megan Byrne

Claudia Kennedy

Leadership Development Co-Chair
Jasmine Perry

Leadership Development Co-Chair
Samantha Valliant

Asheville Liaison
Galina Wang

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Adam Persky


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