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From pipe band to pharmacy school: Armstrong prepares for new challenge

Lyon College senior Daniel Armstrong has been accepted into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy.

“I’m super excited to start school there! I think Lyon has more than prepared me for the curriculum.”

Armstrong, of Cabot, graduated this May with a major in chemistry and a double minor in physics and Scottish arts. In addition to playing bagpipes with the Lyon College Pipe Band, he is a member of the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, Resident Life Services, Mortar Board and the esports team.

“I think my biggest personal achievement at Lyon was coming out of my shell and becoming involved with some of my favorite organizations.”

He is also glad he was able to improve at playing the pipes and do so much with the band.

“All of the members of the pipe band are a marvelous bunch, and I’ll always remember them!”

Armstrong said he has had the chance to work alongside some awesome peers, meeting many of his best friends through college.

“The four chemistry faculty members have also helped me in so many ways, and they help make Lyon great.”

Armstrong is grateful that Lyon helped him become more responsible and outgoing. He said he will miss the people on campus most of all.

“Lyon has a unique community atmosphere that I don’t think I’ll find anywhere else.”