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Pharmacy students commissioned, receive scholarships from U.S. Air Force

Feb 7, 2011

Six Ohio Northern University pharmacy students were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Air Force at a luncheon held Thursday, Jan. 27. Master Sgt. Jonathan Reed of the U.S. Air Force presided over the commissioning ceremony along with Lt. Col. Wade Mueller and Master Sgt. Daniel Cody.  

The students commissioned were Tyler Bolanz, a fourth-year pharmacy major from Louisville, Ohio, Richard Boyd, a sixth-year pharmacy major from London, Ohio, Alexandra Jackson, a fourth-year pharmacy major from North Granby, Conn., Victor Perri, a third-year pharmacy major from Stongsville, Ohio, Chad Rounds, a fifth-year pharmacy major from Fort Wayne, Ind., and Michael Schultz, a fourth-year pharmacy major from New Berlin, Wis.

In addition to their commissions, the six ONU students were awarded tuition scholarships for the remainder of their time at the Ohio Northern. With more than 100 pharmacy colleges in consideration, Ohio Northern pharmacy students received six of the 30 scholarships awarded nationally. The scholarships were facilitated by Air Force Col. Mark Butler, BSPh '79, pharmacy consultant to the Surgeon General and associate chief of Pharmacy, Biomedical Science Corps.

“We’re very honored and appreciative of the scholarships our students have been awarded by the United States Air Force, for these fine students to serve their country and the profession of pharmacy,” said Jon Sprague, dean of the Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University.