GOOD CHEMISTRY: How One Couple Is Taking Teamwork to the Next Level at Caroline Center
In this terrific teaching team, there really are no “firsts.” Even though Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator Christine Guay arrived at Caroline Center in 2015, followed by her husband, Gordon Guay, in 2017, it was clear that they were quite literally singing from the same hymnal when it came to their love for Caroline Center.
As Christine recalls, in the spring of 2015, she and Gordy were sitting in church – “early for once and waiting for Mass to begin. To pass the time, I picked up the church bulletin and saw a small ad with the headline, ‘Recently retired? Looking for a way to give back?’ As it turned out, I was recently retired after 25 years with a major retail pharmacy. Some weeks later, following a conversation with Sr. Pat, who had her heart set on finding a volunteer pharmacist, I began teaching what’s called in the trade, the MedList – the top 200 drugs every pharmacy technician must know in her day-to-day work.” In the education profession, Christine was teaching Pharmacology 101. Having begun as a volunteer at Caroline Center through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps, Christine has been a full-time instructor for the pharmacy portion of Caroline Center’s training program since January 2017.
Gordy followed Christine’s lead, joining Caroline Center in April 2017. As he explains it – “My bride needed an Anatomy & Physiology instructor. Since I taught A&P as a graduate student, it was pretty easy to step in and help. Plus, I have to say, doing what I can to help change someone’s life is just a great reason to get off of the couch.”
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