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Obituary: Nneoma Cynthia Imo, 12/16/92 - 2/12/20

Monday, April 05, 2021 8:43 AM | Leigh Joyner (Administrator)

Obituary for Nneoma Cynthia Imo, 12/16/92 - 2/12/20 per University of Charleston School of Pharmacy:

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Nneoma C. Imo has lost her battle with cancer. Nneoma passed away on February 12, 2020 at CAMC Memorial.  She was a third-year pharmacy student at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and a native of Houston, Texas. 

Nneoma was a member of Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Society (PLS), Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (SSHP), Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International (CPFI), American Pharmacists Association (APhA-ASP), and the WV Rural Health Association.  She also served in leadership roles with Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, (PDC) and the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA).  She served as president, (2017-18) delegate, treasurer, (2017) and parliamentarian (2016-17) for PDC and as vice-president (2019-20) and Diabetes Initiative Chair (2016-17) for SNPhA. Nneoma was also a UCSOP Pharmacy Ambassador and a student member of the UCSOP Assessment Committee. She also participated in the development of the new School of Pharmacy goals, an important component of the Strategic Plan for the School of Pharmacy.  In honor of her exceptional involvement in student organizations, Nneoma was awarded the “Most Involved Student Award” at the For the Love of UC Gala. 

Nneoma was an excellent student, most recently achieving the Dean’s List in the Spring 2019.  Last summer she was selected for Pharmacy VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. 

When Nneoma was involved in an organization she was 100% committed.  She attended multiple regional meetings and was involved in many professional activities.  Her community service hours were extraordinary.

Nneoma was instrumental in hosting and planning the 2018 PDC Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference which brought over 100 student pharmacists and pharmacists to Charleston for three days. The conference was an outstanding success thanks to her leadership and enthusiasm.

Nneoma was a bright light at the UCSOP with her friendly manner and radiant smile. She was always ready to volunteer to help whether it was to mentor another student or assist in a student organization activity. Nneoma’s demonstration of perseverance in the face of adversity is one we can all strive to and admire. She will be missed, but not forgotten by all those she touched.

If any PLS member would like to donate to a University of Charleston School of Pharmacy scholarship in her names, please follow the link here: https://www.ucwv.edu/giving/give-now-scholarships/ 

*In the comments portion, indicate you would like your donation to go to the Nneoma Imo Memorial Scholarship.

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