Students capture Community Champion Award

Students from the San Jacinto College pharmacy technician program were recently recognized with the Community Champion Award from Bay Area Alliance for Youth and Families for their service learning efforts with Medication Take Back.
Medication Take Back, which took place in April, was an effort to collect and dispose of expired or unneeded prescription and non-prescription medications from the community. The San Jacinto College group collected 384 pounds of medication.

Dr. Alexander Okwonna said student leaders organized a collection of their own to contribute to the Medication Take Back event.

“Not only does this this collaboration have a positive impact on the community, it is also life changing for our students that participate,” said Okwonna. “Students are more aware of issues in the community and develop a sense of responsibility to address those issues. It also builds their confidence and shows them that you don’t have to be famous or have a fancy title to make a difference in your community.

Here are their photos!