Shenandoah University’s Pharmacogenomics and Music Production and Recording Technology Programs Named Apple Distinguished Programs

The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership.

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Shenandoah University is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Distinguished Program for the Pharmacogenomics and Music Production and Recording Technology (MPRT) programs, for their successes in enhancing and extending teaching and learning with thoughtful and innovative implementations of technology.
The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that are recognized centers of educational excellence and leadership.

“Four years ago, Shenandoah University took on the mission that all students would graduate highly skilled in the technology that they will see when they enter their careers,” said Bryon Grigsby, Senior Vice President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Apple’s recognition of our Pharmacogenomics and Music Production and Recording Technology programs demonstrates that we have built top-flight programs where students actually acquire the skills they need to be successful in the 21st Century.”

Pharmacogenomics and MPRT students and faculty at Shenandoah use MacBook Pros, iPod touch, iPad and iPhone on an everyday basis.

Within the Pharmacogenomics program, students can quickly use their devices to research drug characteristics to determine how a medication may impact the quality of life of a patient. All pharmacy lectures are also recorded and stored on iTunes U, allowing students to revisit classroom material easily and seamlessly.
MPRT students are able to record their private music lessons and listen to their performance while walking to another class. They collaborate on projects by sharing ideas and doing research in the classroom through their mobile devices. Students are also able to view specific software programs such as Logic, GarageBand, Pro Tools, Cubase and Nuendo while the instructor guides them through various tasks using the software they are viewing.