Morgan Costner got pharmacist bug at Dav

Published 8:49 am Thursday, May 7, 2020

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The Davie Community Foundation is sharing a continuation of the “Where Are They Now?” articles.

By Madison Hartness

Davie Community Foundation

Morgan Costner graduated from Davie County High School in 2008 and was a recipient of the White-Martin Scholarship. To Morgan, Davie County means home.

“Being in Davie County brings back so many memories that I cherish like high school graduation, dance recitals, my first job as a pharmacy technician and Friday night football games. I am proud to be able to call Davie County home.”

During high school, Morgan worked as a pharmacy technician at Walgreens. This job reinforced her desire to become a pharmacist. Following graduation, Morgan attended Campbell University where she completed two years of pre-pharmacy course work then began pharmacy school at Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Services. After four years in the program, Morgan graduated in May 2014 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

As a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, her college years were filled with developing lifelong friendships and participating in community service. Morgan worked alongside fraternity members to help provide immunizations to community members, and coordinate blood drives and health fairs. She was also putting her skills as a healthcare professional to the test, all while learning about leadership and how to work with others as a team.

Morgan had the opportunity to travel to several state and national conferences including the N.C. Association of Pharmacists conference and the American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, which is the largest national conference of pharmacists. Her desire to travel and continue her learning emphasizes her belief that education doesn’t stop at graduation.

To today’s high school seniors, she said that opportunities are everywhere and there are always people who will share knowledge and experiences if you are interested.

As a clinical psychiatric pharmacist with North Carolina, Morgan now helps prepare and monitor prescription medication therapy to patients with psychiatric disorders. She is a member of a treatment team that includes physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers who work together to provide the best possible care for their patients.

When Morgan is not working, she enjoys traveling with her husband, Andrew Darkow. The two got married on Oct. 12, 2019 at Boxwood Estate in Mocksville after meeting at Morgan’s pharmacy school graduation. After getting engaged in Italy, married in Mocksville, and taking a honeymoon to Hawaii, Andrew and Morgan settled in Raleigh to pursue their careers in pharmacy.