Discovery Spotlight

Stephen Ziter, ACPHS Class of 2014

Stephen Ziter '14 Bachelor's in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Stephen Ziter’s life has taken a few unexpected turns. He once thought he would end up at a college where he could play for a Division I baseball team until an ACPHS admissions counselor encouraged him to attend and study science, another passion. So he enrolled in the pharmaceutical sciences program at ACPHS and plans to go to medical school. But not yet.

Stephen took a job with Scribe America, which employs science majors and medical students as personal assistants to physicians. He helped grow an Albany area pilot office with 15 employees to 14 sites and a staff of 40. This earned him several promotions and his current position of quality assurance manager.

Each day he uses what he learned at ACPHS. “I took a communications course with Dr. Paul Denvir that gave me the tools to refine my speaking skills. I’m comfortable talking with everyone from prospective student employees to management. And in my fourth year at ACPHS, I was an instructor for third-year pharmacy students in an integrated problem solving course. That gave me first-hand experience with teaching and helped me understand how to train employees,” he recalls.

His message for prospective ACPHS students? “They will gain experience that will truly help long after graduation. I highly recommend this school to anyone. It’s a tremendous education and value.

It’s hard to argue with success.