The American College of Apothecaries (ACA) recently inducted Linda Garrelts MacLean of Spokane as a fellow at its annual Educational Conference in Coronado, California.

MacLean is a clinical professor at the WSU College of Pharmacy in Spokane and teaches courses focused on business management, leadership and entrepreneurial pharmacy. She also serves as the associate dean for advancement, which is the alumni relations arm of the college.

Prior to her work in higher education, MacLean worked as a pharmacist and co-owner of Jones Pharmacy in Spokane. She continues to be involved with new and evolving practice models for community pharmacy. She currently serves on the board of trustees for the American Pharmacists Association.

“Being an ACA Fellow shows a pharmacist’s commitment to the profession of pharmacy and to providing the highest-quality independent pharmaceutical services to both patients and community,” said ACA President Tom Hunt.

Founded in 1940, the American College of Apothecaries is a professional pharmacy organization dedicated to advancing the entrepreneurial spirit of member pharmacists through education, innovation, mentoring, fellowship, and training.

In order to receive designation from the ACA as a full fellow, MacLean was evaluated through a personal interview and adherence to the ACA Standards of Practice. Pharmacists awarded Full Fellow status are eligible to use the credentials FACA after their name.