Daring to care

For Megan Rubino, PHR ’17, who flourished as a student at Temple’s School of Pharmacy, starting a business had to be learned on the job.

Temple alumna Megan Rubino
Photo credit: Ryan S. Brandenberg, CLA ’14

Luckily, she has great mentors: her parents Paula, PHR ’86, and Louis, PHR ’86, Rubino. They’ve owned Hometown Village Pharmacy in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, for eight years, and were instrumental in advising Rubino as she launched her own independent drug store in nearby Nesquehoning.

In an industry dominated by chain stores, Rubino encourages her staff at Panther Creek Pharmacy to get to know their customers on a personal level.

—By Emily Kovach