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Obituary: Zachary David Long, 11/2/1990-1/17/21

Monday, April 05, 2021 8:49 AM | Leigh Joyner (Administrator)

Obituary for Zachary David Long 11/2/1990-1/17/21 per the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy:

The UCSOP community was shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Zachary “Zack” David Long this past week. Zack was an exemplary student pharmacist at the UCSOP that was called away from us too soon to realize his full potential as a pharmacist. 

Zack’s helpful and courteous manner was always evident, as he volunteered with a smile on his face at too many events to list. Zack provided leadership to multiple organizations throughout his time with us, including PSGA, PLS, APhA-ASP, SNPhA, CPFI, Rho Chi, Class of 2021, as well as serving on the WVPRN Board. Based on his exemplary leadership, Zack was one of only four student pharmacists in 2020 to be awarded the Leadership Achievement Award during the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony in April. Zack also spent countless hours tutoring his fellow students through Rho Chi as well as offering a friendly greeting to prospective students as a pharmacy ambassador. Zack was on the Dean’s List for academic achievement every semester during his didactic education at UCSOP. Zack was eager about upcoming graduation having secured eight PGY-1 interviews and had dreams of becoming a pediatric solid organ transplant specialist. 

Because of Zack’s relaxed, friendly personality he made juggling academics, leadership and volunteering look easy and enjoyable. He was a joy to be around and provided positive peer pressure to those around him to encourage them to be their best. As such, Zack will be missed dearly by all who knew him, but we will all be better for having known him.

If any PLS member would like to donate to a University of Charleston School of Pharmacy scholarship in his name, 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 Zach Long Memorial Scholarship.

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