Skaggs School of Pharmacy - University of Montana 
Fundraiser for UM Pharmacy Students

Support Student Pharmacists on the National Stage and at Conferences

Please support the University of Monatna APhA-ASP efforts to represent Montana on the national stage! Many student pharmacists have traveled across the country this past year representing and advocating for Montana Pharmacy. Today we feature two students:
--Christina Putnam, a third-year student pharmacist, recently competed in the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition at the APhA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee;
--Emma Murter, a second-year student pharmacist, attended the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) RxIMPACT Day at Capitol Hill promoting provider status among our Montana legislators. This was the first time Montana was represented at this event!

The students would love to see all Montana pharmacists and pharmacy technicians sporting Montana Pharmacy shirts! Click here to view the tee shirts and how to order. Questions? email   If you order before May 7, 2018 your shirt will arrive in time for the NW Pharmacy Convention!

The University of Montana APhA-ASP thanks you for your support!

 MPA Congratulates and Recognizes 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients


Carly Johns

My name is Carly Johns and I am currently a P4 pharmacy student at the University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy. I was born and raised in Anaconda, Montana. I graduated from Anaconda High School in 2011 and attended Montana Tech of the University of Montana in Butte from 2011-2014 for my Pre-Pharmacy Studies. I chose to go into pharmacy because I love being able to help people in any way I can and I believe pharmacy allows me to do that. I chose the University of Montana because I wanted to be able to help patients in the state I love. In my spare time, I love to be outside as much as possible. I am very grateful for this scholarship and cannot wait to be a pharmacist.

Read Carly's thank you letter.

Colton Kreamer

Colton is 2 parts crazy, 3 parts outdoor enthusiast and 5 parts pharmacy student.  An avid hiker, he enjoys the beauty of the world.  He especially loves when his fiancée, Kathryn, joins him in life’s adventures.

Read Colton's thank you letter.

Ashley Lovec

Ashley Lovec is the daughter of Bill and Ruth Hughes and is from Butte, Montana. She began pharmacy school at the University of Montana in 2014, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Washington University. She chose UM to be closer again to her family and because of the small class size and caring family feel of the program. When she finally gets to become a “real” adult, she wants to hold a clinical pharmacy position hopefully in Billings, Montana. Right now her main areas of interests are NICU and ambulatory care, but anticipates these changing during her residency year. Outside of pharmacy school, her favorite past times are playing board games, especially any in the Pandemic series, and spending time with her husband and fellow pharmacy school classmate, Cory, and their 1-year old son, Brantley. 
Read Ashley's thank you letter.

Corle Morfield

I am from the tiny town of Plains, Montana. I chose UM because I was born and raised in Montana and couldn't imagine myself leaving; plus it's a great school! When I graduate from pharmacy school I plan to pursue a residency and then eventually start my career as a clinical pharmacist. When I'm not studying (which isn't very often), I love to read, paddle board, hike, and do just about anything that gets me outside!

Read Corle's thank you letter.

Forrest Murter 

Born, raised, and home schooled in Hardin/Billings Montana I was inspired to pursue healthcare by my parents who are both advanced practice providers.  I studied at MSU-Billings for my undergraduate courses before moving to Missoula.  My free time is spent searching for mountains to climb and/or ski or for that perfect ice/rock climb to tackle with a  group of friends.  If I'm not outside you can probably find me attempting to "save the world" in the form of a board game or video game...yes, I'm that cool.  I hope to practice pharmacy in a hospital inpatient setting in the state of Montana after I graduate.   

Read Forrest's thank you letter.

Lauren Parks

My name is Lauren Parks and I am in my third year of pharmacy school at the University of Montana.  I grew up in Billings, Montana and after high school graduation, I pursued a degree in Ecology and Organismal Biology. After obtaining my Bachelor of Arts degree, I wanted to further my education and follow my passion for medicine through a career in pharmacy. I found a strong interest in hospital pharmacy while interning at a hospital inpatient pharmacy and I plan to pursue residency after graduation. When not studying, I spend as much time as possible at my family cabin on Swan Lake with my husband and two young kids.  

Read Lauren's thank you letter.

Christina Putnam

My name is Christina Putnam, and I am currently a third-year pharmacy student at the University of Montana. I am from Northern California, but I came to Montana because I was attracted to the close-knit community and beautiful surroundings. I became interested in pharmacy when I was eight-years-old through observing my father's work as a pharmacist. Since then, my passion for patient-centered care has grown, and I am excited to see where my pharmacy career will take me. It was an honor to receive the Montana Pharmacy Association - Lori Morin Recognition Scholarship in Pharmacy, and I am very grateful. 

Joe Tabor -- Read Joe's thank you letter.

Useful Links for Students

APhA Regional Scholarship -- Due December 1

NAPLEX Review Course -- Live and online course options.  May 15-17, 2017 at UM.

Skaggs School of Pharmacy

Montana Board of Pharmacy -- Intern Manual and Intern Licensing

Licensee Lookup -- scroll down the page and click on the "Search for a Licensee" which will lead you through the process.

Montana Provider Status Information

Career Building

Resume Building

Employment Opportunities -- eGriz Recruiting

Residency Information

American Pharmacy Association

Student representatives on the MPA Board of Directors


Christie Blaskovich
PharmD Candidate 2020
Email Christie

  Steven Pierson
PharmD Candidate 2019
Email Steven