Phi Lambda Sigma | Pharmacy Leadership Society
Phi Lambda Sigma was founded in 1965 at the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Charlie Thomas, a member of the Class of 1965 and the Pharmacy School President, was the founder of the organization. Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society recognizes individuals who exhibit strong leadership qualities.
Currently, PLS is an organization at more than 100 schools and colleges of pharmacy in the United States. The mission of Phi Lambda Sigma is: “To support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development.”
To become a member, one must be nominated by their peers for showing outstanding service and leadership in the advancement of pharmacy. Potential members must also have completed at least one year of pharmacy school and have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
Once a member, there are many opportunities for involvement and further leadership development. There is a National PLS Leadership Conference each year in Charleston, South Carolina.
Meetings are once per month and are used to discuss membership and plan events, which are held each semester with the academic honor society (Rho Chi). At the local Auburn chapter, some events held in the past include: CV writing workshop, e-portfolio workshop, mock interviews, and partnered seminars with Rho-Chi.
2020-21 Phi Lambda Sigma Officers
Vice President (Auburn)
Vice President (Mobile)
Dr. Sarah Cogle
Dr. Karen Marlowe
Last Updated: June 26, 2020