DeClue, ’16, honored with alumni award

Roby Hill
January 30, 2024

He’s a clinician. He’s a scholar. He’s a teacher. And now he’s been recognized as an emerging leader in the field of pharmacy.

Anthony DeClue, ’16, is also a former instructor of rhetoric, and so no doubt recognizes the anaphora that started this story. It’s all part of the DeClue package, which includes service:

  • in the national pharmacy community as immediate past president of Phi Lambda Sigma;
  • in the state pharmacy community as speaker-elect on the board of directors for the South Carolina Pharmacy Association;
  • and on a local level in a significant and continual way to his patients, his students, and his colleagues at MUSC.

On Jan. 25, 2024, during the 2023 Alumni Awards Banquet at the Francis Marion Hotel, the MUSC Alumni Association presented DeClue with this year’s Emerging Leader Award.

Prior to becoming a pharmacist, he earned a master’s degree in English and then taught rhetoric at Clemson University. But pharmacy was calling. So, he earned his Pharm.D. at MUSC in 2016 and joined the college in 2017 as assistant professor of clinical pharmacy and outcomes sciences. He also now serves as director of clinical services at MUSC Family Medicine Pharmacy.

Could anyone be more deserving of this recognition by the MUSC Alumni Association? (That, of course, being a rhetorical question). 

“Throughout his young career either as a pharmacy student, community pharmacist, or new faculty member, Dr. DeClue has exuded passion for helping his patients and for mentorship,” said Philip Hall, dean of MUSC College of Pharmacy. “He continuously seeks to learn and apply new skills as a practitioner, teacher, and as a leader.”