Dr. Maurice A. Lee, a successful Orangeburg, SC pharmacist, was born on August 4, 1976. He received his Baccalaureate of Science in Biology from South Carolina State University. He furthered his education at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree thus becoming the first black male pharmacist from Eutawville, SC. He is presently employed by Walgreens Pharmacy of Orangeburg, SC as the Pharmacy Manager.
Dr. Lee has become quite a cognoscente in the health profession. He has spoken to our communities, schools and churches to enlighten them about healthcare and other subjects that concern the health benefits of people.
Dr. Lee understands the hardships endured by students longing to take advantage of higher education. He himself was once one of those struggling students. Five years ago, Dr. Lee invested with his own capital into the M. A. Lee Scholarship Fund, which hosts an annual gala that assists students with money for tuition, books and housing. His goal is that the recipients would be encouraged to persevere on the journey to excellence in the midst of financial adversities. Dr. Lee has an overwhelming desire to help others and he embraces educational and developmental growth, thus serving as an example for those students with goals that may seem unrealistic because of financial challenges due to uncontrollable circumstances.
Dr. Lee has accomplished much for a man of his age and is well respected for his efforts. In 2008, he was honored by the Orangeburg Chapter of Links, Inc for outstanding services provided to the youth throughout the community. He was also featured as one of Essence Magazine’s 2008 Do Right Men. Do Right Men are young, single black men given accolades for doing their part to make a difference in our communities. He was also featured in the 16th Issue of KRAVE Magazine as they shined the spotlight on Movers & Shakers in various communities and will be featured in the recent issue of How We Live Magazine. Dr. Lee also lived out one of his dreams when he was asked to appear on Episode #355 of Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” and the movie “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming”. Dr. Lee’s commitment is not just about an annual gala in a little town in South Carolina, but one man’s mission to make a difference and impart hope in the lives of our youth.