February 2013 Student of the Month
Ryan Lampien is the recipient of the February 2013 La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month award and will receive $500 funded by La Prensa Foundation founded by Amelia and Tino Duran.
Ryan Lampien recently transitioned from the U.S. Army after 21 years of Active Federal Service. During his time in the Army, Ryan earned the rank of Sergeant First Class, and worked as a pharmacy technician and pharmacy supervisor in several Army Medical Centers worldwide. He also served as a lead pharmacy instructor at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston where he redesigned and enhanced many key aspects of the didactic curriculum that teaches service members, of all branches of the military, the pharmacy technician trade. In addition to his peacetime duties, Ryan deployed to Iraq in 2004, where he served as the pharmacy supervisor of an Army Combat Support Hospital that supported the initial sustainment phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Upon his retirement from the U.S. Army, Ryan plans to pursue his Doctor of Pharmacy Degree and hopes to attend the Feik School of Pharmacy at the University of the Incarnate Word. Currently he is completing his pre-pharmacy requirements at St. Philip’s College and San Antonio College. He has maintained a 3.60 GPA through two years of part time study while still on active duty, and plans on keeping this competitive average. Ryan is also the recipient of the Student Leadership Initiative scholarship and is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society where he has given back to the community and in particular to the needy kids at the Davidson Respite House. He has provided tremendous feedback to the Phi Theta Kappa officers as they complete the Hallmark applications for regional and international recognition. Lastly and more importantly, Ryan is a single parent of two amazing children aged 17 and 14.