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Indra K. ReddyDEANS CARE

(Deans Committed to Anti-Racism Efforts) is a new initiative launched by the Council of Deans to actively support Texas A&M University’s steady progress towards creating a vibrant climate for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2021-2022 COHORT


Alyssa Sarmiento
P1 Pharmacy Student
Nada A Helal
2nd Year PhD Candidate


the Texas A&M University Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy has been selected to receive the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

The Texas A&M School of Pharmacy is one of only three pharmacy colleges in the nation to be selected to receive this award in 2021 and joins the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences as the only two schools at Texas A&M to earn this distinction. The HEED award is presented annually to health programs and universities across the country that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.



The policy and practice of the Rangel School of Pharmacy is to create a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment, and to ensure an equal opportunity for everyone. As Aggies, we respect, recognize, and promote diversity, equity, and inclusivity, and strive to promote them in all that we do.

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What is

Texas A&M Rangel School of Pharmacy recognizes that diversity includes the characteristics of race, ethnicity, national origin, language, education, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, socio-economic status, income, background, geographical location, work experience, age, physical and emotional abilities/qualities, nontraditional medical beliefs and practices, religious beliefs, political views, or other ideologies.

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to DEI

Diversity is an integral element of the School’s mission to prepare a diverse student body for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring, ethical professionals dedicated to the profession of optimal patient and pharmaceutical care. While engaged in didactic activities, experiential rotations and service-learning exercises, our students practice in an educational atmosphere that reflects the ethnic and cultural make up of our society.

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Our initiatives include, but are not limited to:
Taking measures to ensure the presence and participation of under-represented minorities within our community of students and scholars.
Emphasizing the importance of a broad diversity of perspectives when admitting students.
Affirming inclusion of diverse perspectives in the curriculum.

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Meet the Diversity Leadership Council!

Since 2006, the mission of the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy is to provide a comprehensive pharmacy education in a stimulating, learning-intensive, student-centered environment to prepare a diverse student body for the practice of pharmacy as competent, caring, ethical professionals dedicated to the provision of optimal pharmaceutical care through a balanced program of education, research and service. A diversity vision statement was developed to guide the diversity efforts in the School. Subsequently, a Diversity Leadership Council and a Cultural Diversity Committee were established to promote/improve accountability and to highlight/celebrate diversity and inclusion, respectively.


Juan Bustamante
Committee Chair

Mahua Choudhury

Mahua Choudhury


Jose Hernandez

denise-hornsby-web-copy.jpg Denise Hornsby

anne-cecile-mingle-web.jpgAnne-Cécile Mingle

pho,-victoria-2-copy.jpgVictoria Pho

robinson,-shelia-copy.jpg Shelia Robinson
Taylor RobersonTaylor Roberson (P1)

Olajumoke "Jumie" AweOlajumoke "Jumie" Awe (P1)

George UdeaniGeorge Udeani (ex officio)





DEI Newsletter

The Cultural Diversity Committee works to encourage and promote pharmacy and cultural diversity, awareness, and acceptance within the School and the surrounding communities in which we live and work.


Council Meetings

2021-2022 Cultural Diversity Committee EC/CC Team

Daniella Tran

Daniella Tran

Andrew Duong

Andrew Duong

Vincent Tran

Vincent Tran

Carson Kuang

Carson Kuang
Multicultural Affairs

Victoria Tarbutton

Victoria Tarbutton
Cultural Education

Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson

Brooke Dew

Brooke Dew

Daisy Secundino

Daisy Secundino

Christine Huynh

Christine Huynh
College Station Liaison

Ryan Lavilla

Ryan Lavilla
Kingsville Liaison



The Cultural Diversity Committee sponsors and participates in a variety of educational, cultural and social events throughout the year, to promote and celebrate diversity both on campus and in the pharmacy profession.

  • Cultural Diversity Committee's General Meetings
  • Cultural Diversity Committee's Annual Healthcare Colloquium
  • Cultural Diversity Committee's 1st Annual Mr./Ms. School of Pharmacy
  • Student Organization Fair
  • Regional Health Fairs
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We are excited to finally announce the results of the  Cultural Diversity Committee's  Infographic Competition ! The topic for this patient education sheet was  "Cultural Bias/Cultural Awareness". Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated, we really appreciated each submission! CDC would also like to extend a gracious thank you to our judges, who all took time out of their days to help with this year's competition!

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Meet A Faculty Member



Diversity Plan

Enable employees and students to reach their full personal and professional potential by promoting and cultivating a college-wide climate of well-being and inclusivity through assessment, training, and increased visibility of available resources



Ways to be Involved



Involvement in a recognized student organization offers an opportunity to explore new ideas, advocate for your beliefs, grow and develop beyond your bounds, and make lasting friendships. Research has also shown that student involvement directly correlates to academic success. For these reasons the Office of the Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity encourages all students to take part in a student organization which will expose them to new thoughts, diverse cultures, and different people.