Waters named 2014 Fearing Award recipient

Campbell University grad, Trey Waters, received the 2014 M. Keith Fearing, Jr., Community Pharmacy Practice Award from the Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences on April 4.


The award is given in memory of Keith Fearing, a 1941 Campbell grad who established the first pharmacy in Dare County in 1947, and served as a founding member of Campbell University’s then School of Pharmacy. The Fearing Award has been presented annually since 1997, recognizing pharmacists who have made outstanding contributions to their profession and community.


Waters began his career in pharmacy at the age of 15 as a cashier, clerk and technician.  He was accepted into the pharmacy program at Campbell at 19 and upon graduation, Waters set out across the state of North Carolina as a relief pharmacist. In his days of relieving pharmacies, he started taking detailed notes about those pharmacies and how they could be run more efficiently.


At the age of 25, he purchased his first pharmacy in Seven Lakes, North Carolina. Over the course of several years, Waters controlled 11 pharmacies across the state.


In addition to his doctor of pharmacy, he has pursued a master’s degree in functional medicine and is a Fellow in Anti-Aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine from the South Florida School of Medicine. He serves on several boards including the Retail Advisory Board at North Carolina Mutual, the Dean’s Board of Advisors for Campbell’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and is also a Board Member for Corista, LLC, a digital pathology start-up company. He has previously received the Roche Pharmaceutical Communications Award and Campbell University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. 


Photo: Waters (second from right) accepts the 2014 M. Keith Fearing Award