Bridge admitted to College of Pharmacy | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | October 7, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: October 4, 2017 at 10:50 am
By CINDY CROSBY
Trent Bridge, 2015 graduate of the Governors School of the Arts & Humanities, participated in the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony held Wednesday, August 23 in Columbia.
Bridge stated he originally had no idea what career he wanted to pursue following his high school graduation. “Music was always my passion,” said Bridge. “After graduation, I decided to come back home and attend USC-Salkehatchie until I could decide what career interested me. In the summer prior to beginning college, I began working at CVS in Walterboro as a pharmacy technician and found it was something I thoroughly enjoyed doing. So, by the time I began my freshman year, I knew I wanted to pursue pre-pharmacy courses.”
Moving to Columbia in the summer of 2016 to complete the requirements necessary to gain admittance to the program, Bridge would be accepted into the College of Pharmacy for the Fall of 2017.
Bridge continues to work part-time at a CVS in Columbia.
“I am passionate about patient care and my goal is to improve healthcare one patient at a time, one day at a time,” said Bridge.
Since beginning his first semester in the program, Bridge had been named Chronic Kidney Disease Chair for the USC College of Pharmacy Chapter of the Student National Pharmacy Association. In addition, he is an initiate member of Phi Delta Chi, a professional fraternity raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Bridge is the son of Phyllis Bridge of Ruffin and Johnny Bridge of Florida. His grandparents are Carol Walling of Ruffin; Rosemary Bridge Stewart and Ed Stewart of Walterboro.