Alumni Speaker Series

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About: To provide students with varying perspectives on career opportunities for the future, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy will invite select alumni to speak to students on the first Friday of every month. Alumni will speak on topics related to career choice, how to make the most pharmacy school, networking and advances in the profession/ industry. 

All students are welcome to attend, but seats are limited and are on a first come, first served basis.

Speaker: Joe Craft, BS ’95, Robin Craft, BS ’99

Plain City Druggist was started from scratch in 1999 after Plain City had been without a pharmacy for seven years. The drugstore originally was located in a small space (around 1,000 square feet) in Lovejoy Plaza in downtown Plain City. In 2007, we moved to our current location at 480 South Jefferson Avenue (across the road from Der Dutchman restaurant). We built a new building with much more space and added a compounding suite (Midwestern Compounding Pharmacy).

Joe graduated from The Ohio State University's College of Pharmacy in 1995. After working for Wal-Mart for several years, he decided that independent pharmacy was the right choice for him. After attending an ownership workshop and being mentored by his friend, Ernie Sparks, in London, Joe began looking for pharmacies to purchase in the area. When none materialized, he decided to start Plain City Druggist from scratch. From his efforts and those of our great staff, Plain City Druggist has been named "Small Business of the Year" by the Union County Chamber of Commerce. Joe has been named Plain City Lion of the year, Knight of the Year, and has served as president of the local Plain City Business Association. In 2010, Joe was named Preceptor of the Year by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy for his mentoring work with pharmacy students in the drugstore.

Robin also graduated from OSU's College of Pharmacy in 1999. Robin is our blogger and takes care of the social media aspects of the pharmacy online.


Please RSVP by Thursday, March 30