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Pharmacy student receives APhA scholarship
Victoria Pennington, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Groveport, Ohio, was awarded the Gloria Francke Scholarship as part of the 2013 American Pharmacists Association Foundation Student Scholarship Program.
The student scholarships are awarded to recognize exceptional demonstration of leadership skills and academics through active involvement in the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). The recipients will be recognized on March 3 at the APhA Foundation Contributor’s Breakfast and at the APhA Foundation Student Scholarship reunion during the 2013 APhA annual meeting and exposition in Los Angeles.
Currently serving as president of the ONU chapter of the APhA-ASP, Pennington has held the position of legislative chair of APhA-ASP and was a student member of the Ohio Pharmacists Association Board of Trustees in 2011-12. During 2012-13, she served as president-elect and headed up several initiatives, such as fundraising for APhA’s national PAC (Political Action Committee), raising awareness for American Pharmacists Month last October, and promoting the Medication Adherence Challenge.
The scholarships recognize those students who invested their time through active involvement in their school’s APhA-ASP chapter. These exceptional students help shape the future of the pharmacy profession while managing the demands of a full-time curriculum.
The APhA Foundation is affiliated with the American Pharmacists Association, the national professional society of pharmacists in the U.S. The APhA Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., is a national leader in designing programs to help patients with chronic health care conditions by optimizing medication use through coordination with pharmacists, the medication experts. The APhA Foundation’s mission is to improve people’s health through pharmacists’ patient care services. For more information, please visit the APhA Foundation website www.aphafoundation.org