Estep Joins ACP Staff as Safety Coordinator

OAKWOOD, VA (October 11, 2022) – Brandon Estep has joined the staff at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy as safety coordinator. He also provides support to ACP’s information technology functions.

Prior to joining the ACP staff, Estep previously served as a security supervisor for the college for a number of years, working through a private security firm.

“We welcome Brandon as one of our newest employees this year,” said ACP Dean Susan Mayhew. “He is no stranger to our campus and has been an integral part of ACP campus security for a number of years, even prior to officially joining our staff. We look forward to continuing to work with him in his new capacity with the college.”

A Buchanan County native, he graduated from Hurley High School in 2004 and joined the U.S. Army National Guard shortly thereafter. He served in that capacity for eight years. In 2006, he was assigned by the Army to the Arizona border and assisted U.S. Border Patrol in combating drug trafficking and illegal immigration. He deployed to Iraq in 2007-2008 as a combat engineer in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In 2013, Estep graduated from Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice after transferring from Southwest Virginia Community College with an associate’s degree in administration of justice and general studies.

Estep has served nearly 15 years in the private security and safety field, mainly in a management/supervisor capacity.  Currently, he is also the pastor at Garden Baptist Church at Oakwood.

In his spare time, Estep enjoys spending time with his wife, Audrey; and daughter, Naomi; reading non-fiction; spending time in nature; and serving and encouraging others in need.

The Appalachian College of Pharmacy is the only three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Founded in 2003, the college accepted its first students in 2005. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Its mission is to cultivate a learning community committed to education, community outreach and the professional development of pharmacists. Its graduate pharmacists are now practicing throughout the United States.

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