Now, let me tell you about Buzz James Custer. His accomplishments are many which I have listed below:
- Buzz graduated from Bassett High School in 2013 with academic honors.
- He was accepted into all of the colleges that he applied, but chose Radford University to pursue his Bachelor’s degree.
- He has been on the Dean’s list several times and also went to night classes to acquire his National Register EMT. He is a member of Radford University’s Rescue.
Buzz will be attending Wingate University School of Pharmacy in Hendersonville, NC, starting in the Fall of 2016 (in a brand new facility that is being built now). He has been given a $7000 Deans Scholarship to start his journey there.
- He will graduate from Wingate in 2020 with his Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
An interesting news nugget is that Buzz will be graduating from Radford University debt free!!!!!! Through his pursuit of scholarships and academics he has not only been able to pay for his 3 years there but was also able to purchase himself a new car which will come in very handy for his travels this coming year with Wingate being almost 4 hours from home. This next step is going to have to be through loans and it is extremely expensive but he is grateful that he and his family are be able borrow. However, his uncle, Hugh Morgan, believes God is able to give him a donor or donors who will be willing to invest in such an outstanding young man who is serious about learning, and most of all to help others with their health issues through his knowledge of medicine and prescriptions. Buzz has a calling to be a pharmacist and the career follows the calling God has given him.
Buzz James Custer and his family are more than thankful for the good Lord’s blessings and favor!!!!!
I would like to share a paper that Buzz wrote for his admittance into Radford University in 2013. I want you to share with me a front row seat in seeing his dreams come true!!
It all started with one little dream. The dream to do big things. The dream that will eventually describe who I am. The dream that told me to push myself to be the best I can be. With the inspiration of family and educators this dream can and will come true. So . . . what is this dream? This dream is the dream to become a pharmacist.
I have held myself to the highest possible level in student organizations, music, and most importantly–my education. I see everything I do as a reflection of not only my dream, but also as my character as a whole. I take everything I do very personally. Through dedication and pride, I have been able to actively engage myself in my educational pathway to my future.
Up to this point in my life I have pursued my dream to the best of my abilities. Why stop now? I have committed myself to obtaining the best education feasible. With that in mind, the next step in pursuing my dream is to get my undergraduate degree majoring in biology and with a concentration in pre-pharmacy. My ultimate goal is to obtain my Doctor of Pharmacy degree which will allow me to begin my career.
As a committed student, I realize that a great education is the key to achieving my dream. One little dream. A dream that will allow me to continue to do big things. A dream that told me to continue to push myself to be the best I can be. As the great American author, Napolean Hill once said: “Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
[Editor's comment: I am pleased to announce that Buzz James Custer will participate in the Commencement Exercises of Radford University this Saturday, May 7, 2016 on Moffett Lawn. Buzz is a Christian and understands that his help comes from the Lord, and that God has given him a great mind and desire to help others through medicine. I ask that you pray for Buzz. He and his parents will be driving down to Hendersonville, NC, to find a place for Buzz to live while he is a student in pharmacy school.
The mother of Buzz was born two days before our Stephanie. They were very close as first cousins. Our families enjoyed vacations together on the Carolina Coast for a week in the summers, along with Melvine parents. We have fond memories of these twin boys and their parents.]