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Rasmussen College Pharmacy Technician Degree Faculty Member Awarded Minnesota Outstanding Pharmacy Technician

Rasmussen College Pharmacy Technician Degree Faculty Billi Jo Beck Was Recently Chosen As The 2011 Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists Outstanding Technician

April 27, 2011

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (April 27, 2011) – Rasmussen College faculty member Billi Jo Beck has been named the 2011 Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists Outstanding Technician. Beck, who is a resident of Circle Pines, MN, teaches in the pharmacy technician degree program in the School of Health Sciences at Rasmussen College.

According to Jamie S. Sinclair, President of the Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Beck exceeded or met criteria including dedication to teamwork and leadership within the practice of pharmacy, service as a role-model for co-workers and participation in the development of efficient, innovative methods that support the provision of pharmaceutical care in health-system pharmacy.

“We are extremely proud of Billi Jo’s recognition by this prestigious state-wide organization,” Rasmussen College Vice President of Academic Affairs Carie Ann Potenza said. “At Rasmussen College, we combine top faculty with our market-leading degrees to deliver an exceptional education to our valued students, and Billi Jo’s recognition is an example of that.”

Beck is a Certified Pharmacy Technician and has worked in the pharmacy field for more than 20 years. She specializes in diversion prevention and automated dispensing systems. Her work experience includes retail, hospital, and specialty compounding.

Founded in 1936, the MSHP is a professional society that represents more than 1,000 members such as pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, residents, and students. As a part of its mission, the MSHP provides visible leadership, education, advocacy, and networking opportunities to support its members and to enable people to make the best use of medications.

For additional information about the pharmacy technician degree at Rasmussen College, visit

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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