Sunday, March 22, 2009

Touro University-California Pharmacy School

We have been accepted to Pharmacy school in Vallejo California. The school is about 45 mins. directly east of San Fransico and about 5 mins. from Robyn's Uncle and Aunt. The school itself sits on Mare Island that used to be an old U.S. Navy base which the school has been renovated from some of the buildings there. The island is really neat it has many old buildings and a few naval ships still sitting in the water. There are a lot of old houses that have been renovated and bought by the medical students. As you drive down the island there are bomb shelters everywhere but they have been covered by grass and trees so they can't be viewed from the air. The pharmacy program at Touro is different from other pharmacy schools because the first two years are didatics and the last two years are clinical rotations which we can go anywhere in the nation to do. So we will most likely come back here to Utah to do the rotations. So we'll only be gone two years. Plus it is a Jewish sponsored school so they have a lot of holidays so we be able to visit Utah.


After many prayers and much fasting it has payed off. I know at times my faith wavered but I am grateful for all my friends and family and their unwavering faith, especially my wife and little girl. I wasn't sure if we would get in this year after only having one interview and the school accepts only 7% out of state students and over 70% of the class is female. So with those odds I know the Lord had helped me and walked me through the interview, because I know without a doubt I wasn't by myself. I am grateful for what I know in my life and the role the Savior plays in it, I wish at times I could say "I did this by myself". . . . . but there is no way I can!!!


I wanted to thank everyone for all your prayers and fasting to help me get in. We are very excited and looking forward to this new adventure in our lives and we know this wouldn't have happened without the faith of all of you!! We have been blessed in many ways.

15 comments:

Misty, Nate, & Addy said...

Oh I am so excited to hear you guys got in!!! Congratulations! I can't think of anyone who could deserve it more than you guys. And I just have to say, Kassidy is the cutest! It just made me smile hearing her cute little voice say "see ya" to us after church today:)

Kev and Niki said...

I want to cry i am so so happy for your family!!! CONGRATS!!! Kevin you rock!!! What a fun little adventure you get to set out on now :)

The Conders said...

Yay!! Congrats! We are so happy for you guys!

The Askeroth Family said...

Wow! Congrats you guys! That is such a big accomplishment!

Kurt+Whitney said...

I'm so excited for you guys you certainly deserve it! Kurt and will come visit. You'll never be able to get rid of us. Not even when your 13(something like that)hours away :D

Matthew and Lindsey said...

Congrats!! That is such a relief! I know how stressed the guys get when they apply and have not heard back. Glad to hear that you guys will get to go on an adventure to california!

Dallas said...

We couldn't be happier for you guys! It as been scary, exciting, humbling, and wonderful going through this experience at the same time as you guys. I feel so blessed that we both were able to get in! Great job, you guys deserve it more than anything! Go Pharmacy!!!

Bryan and Christy Clark said...

Yay! Bryan told me yesterday! I'm SO SO happy for you guys and extremely jealous that A. you know where your going and B. You get to live in cali! I'm so excited for you guys!!!

Kinley, Kasha, Shaylee, and Ethyn said...

YAY!!! Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you guys. We should get together before you guys leave!! Congrats again.

Losee Family said...

I'm so excited for you guys. I was hoping things went the way you wanted them too. Congrats! We'll missyou!

Megan said...

Yay, Yay, Yay. You guys deserve this! I'm so happy for you. What an exciting time! Kevin, you will be the best pharmacist every! Now I know who I can go to for all the drugs I take and stuff...hehe.

Nichole said...

Congrats guys! We are so excited for you! Kassidy is getting so big-she is such a doll!

The Jeffery Family said...

congrats! I have heard really great things about Touro! Lucky ducks are heading to Cali!

Tina said...

Congrats! That is exciting news. Lucky you, getting to live in California. We are happy for you guys!

Fletcher's Family said...

I LOVE YOU! You totally deserve to be accepted! I know He has a plan for you and it is always funny how your faith is really tried before good things happen. I am soo proud to call you my little brother. :)