Crestview offers collegiate opportunities (GALLERY)

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Tony Boyer of Northwest Florida State College's Collegiate High School, left, and Margareth LaRose-Pierre of the FAMU Rural Diversity Healthcare Center.

Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 at 06:45 PM.

CRESTVIEW —  Okaloosa County’s diverse college options offer north county students educational opportunities in various fields.

Pharmacy School

The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’sPharmacy School, in the Rural Diversity Healthcare Center which opened last August in downtown Crestview, features specialized labs and classrooms with synchronous distance-learning technology. Students caninteract in real time with instructors and students from Tallahassee’s main campus.

The American Council of Pharmaceutical Education recently accredited the school, which has 25 students and plans to add 39 more.

"Twenty-one of them are in their first professional year and four of them are in their fourth professional year," Dr. Margareth Larose-Pierre,associate dean of academic affairs, said. All students receive supervised training in local hospital and store pharmacies.

"The plan is for those students to stay here in the community, do their rotations and find jobs here in the northwestern part of Florida,” she said.

NWFSC Collegiate High School

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