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McWhorter named pharmacy supervisor at Redfern Health Center


Ronda McWhorter, who has spent the last seven years as a staff pharmacist in Redfern Health Center, has been promoted to pharmacy supervisor for Student Health Services. She takes over for June Hay, who retired July 31 after 15 years at Clemson.

“The University is very fortunate to have Ronda McWhorter fill the role of pharmacy supervisor at Student Health Services,” said Dr. Lesslie Pekarek, director of medical services. “Ronda has a wealth of experience in managing pharmacy matters, and she always demonstrates a commitment to providing the highest level of service and care to the students. I have no doubt that Ronda will thrive and excel in her new role.”

June Hay (left) and Ronda McWhorter pictured together in 2018 after Hay was named Upstate Pharmacist of the Year
McWhorter is pictured alongside former pharmacy supervisor June Hay (left), who retired at the end of July.

McWhorter has been with Redfern since 2014. In her role, she helped manage day-to-day operations for the pharmacy — which included development and implementation of alternative medication delivery methods to students during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also recently helped manage Redfern’s supply and administration of vaccines. In 2019, she was named Redfern’s employee-of-the-year.

Prior to her time with Student Health Services, McWhorter was a pharmacist for CVS. She held the positions of staff pharmacist, pharmacy supervisor and district supervisor. As district supervisor, she oversaw 22 CVS locations.

“Redfern has challenged me to become a better pharmacist,” McWhorter said. “Patient care — in particular, making sure students are taking medications correctly — has always been my No. 1 priority. Even though we’re healthcare professionals, we’re also educators. I can’t thank June enough for her guidance the past seven years and look forward to continuing to serve our students.”