Teen’s Job Prompts Pharmacy School Bid

While most teens are working at summer jobs to earn money for their own pursuits, few find the inspiration for college while working a part time job. Michelle Nunes worked at a pharmacy during her time in high school, and found that pharmacy college was the next logical step, according to one report:

(Westside Connect) A high school job at a local drug store inspired Michelle Nunes to pursue a career as a pharmacist.

Now, that dream is on the verge of coming true. Nunes has come full circle as she prepares to return to work at Pioneer Drug, where she will complete her certification as a pharmacist and embark on her career in her hometown.

The 2005 Gustine High valedictorian recently received her doctorate from the University of the Pacific in Stockton and is anxious to put her education into practice as a pharmacist for Pioneer Drug in Gustine and Newman.

“It really is a dream come true for me,” she told Mattos Newspapers. “I knew when I graduated high school that I wanted to be a pharmacist and I hoped I’d be able to return to Gustine and work for Pioneer, where I was inspired in the first place.”

And that’s exactly what she will do starting in mid-June. Nunes will be under the supervison of local pharmacists Ben Parolini and Ralph Klopping until she completes the licensing exams this summer and is fully certified by the Board of Pharmacy. “We welcome her aboard and look forward to the opportunities having another licensed professional on staff will bring,” Parolini expressed. The busy pharmacist said having another set of licensed hands in the pharmacy will free his time to pursue new  things and bring other services like immunization shots, for example, to…

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