Prescription for success


Staff Writer

From high school to college, a past honor student has always been involved in many organizations as well as athletics, all while maintaining a high academic standard.

Corey Lotridge, who was fourth in his high school graduating class of 2010 at Wapakoneta High School, had a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), and earned a 34 on his ACT in high school.

He also had varsity letters in baseball, football and tennis, and was involved in numerous clubs, including the Octagon Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the W Club.

His involvement still continues throughout his college career.

He is currently studying pharmacy at Ohio Northern University, and he maintains a 3.4 GPA.

Lotridge has worked hard throughout his college years and will be finishing up the program a year early.

“With the credits I came into college with and after taking classes this summer, I was able to accelerate a year in the pharmacy program and will graduate with a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) in five years, instead of the normal six years,” Lotridge said.



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While taking on a full course load this semester, Lotridge still keeps busy with being involved on campus.

“I am very involved with clubs and organizations. I joined Phi Delta Chi, a professional pharmacy fraternity and several pharmacy focused clubs, such as the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists and the National Community Pharmacists Association,” the son of Marsha and Chris Lotridge said. “I also play on the college tennis team and am involved in intramurals.”

Lotridge’s sets his goals high and always works hard on everything that he does.

“My goals are to continue working hard with my academics and athletics,” Lotridge said.

Maintaining his academic GPA is just as important as staying involved on campus at ONU.

“I want to maintain my GPA while staying involved in my organizations and improving my tennis game,” Lotridge said.

A quote that he gave in his speech at his high school graduation commencements, from Ralph Waldo Emerson, is advice he notes everyone should live by.

“Make the most of yourself, you are all you have.”