Jenna Gregg Has the Rx for Success
Jenna Gregg’s journey to a Pharmacy degree began with a general interest in careers in the medical field. She graduated from Seeger Memorial High School in 2007 and began taking summer classes at Danville Area Community College immediately.
Nursing sparked Jenna’s interest, but she knew she wanted to complete at least a Bachelor’s degree. She enrolled in general education classes – heavy on the sciences – that would allow her to graduate with an Associate of Science and Arts degree in 2009 and transfer to Indiana State University as a nursing student. One year into her nursing studies, Jenna realized she excelled at the chemistry of medicine and decided to enter the Pharmacy program at Purdue University.
In May, 2015, Jenna graduated from Purdue University with her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. While on her educational journey she married her high school sweetheart and gave birth to a baby girl just four months before graduation.
Jenna, whose mother Kerri Thurman became the Administrative Assistant to DACC President Alice Marie Jacobs in October 2007, said she chose DACC to begin her education because it was a “good place to find out what you like and what you want to do.” She got her general education classes out of the way and explored her options in the medical field while saving money on her education.
While at DACC, Jenna participated in the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and made connections that helped her later in her education and career. “I got to really know my professors,” she said. “They were good resources and I was able to use some as references.”
Jenna and her small family make their home in the Williamsport/West Lebanon area. She works as a Pharmacist with Presence USMC in Danville. She said she would recommend starting an education at DACC, whether the student was considering a technical career, or a professional career such as hers.
“DACC was a good first step in my journey to going somewhere else,” she remembered. “I felt at least as prepared for my classes at Purdue as my fellow students who started there.”