Wilkes University

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Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Honors Students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association honored students in Wilkes University's Nesbitt School of Pharmacy with two awards at its recent conference. The conference was held at the Crown Plaza Philadelphia – King of Prussia on Sept. 24, 2016, in King of Prussia, Pa. Wilkes University was awarded both the Government Relations Student Award and Membership Student Award.
 
The 2016 Membership Award recognizesthe school that excelled at membership recruitment, retention, and involvement. The Wilkes University student group held several unique recruiting events including a Mocktail Party, a Pre-Pharmacy Round Table, an event at SkyZone, and a pharmacy-themed spelling bee – all while focusing on growing and retaining membership. The Wilkes group received a commemorative plaque and a $200 cash prize for their organization.
 
The 2016 Government Relations Award salutes the school which has gone above and beyond in the area of advocacy work. Wilkes University had 28 attendees at PPA’s Pharmacy Legislative Day in Harrisburg, who had 40 appointments with legislators on pharmacy issues. The students also held bake sales, sold clothing and portfolios to raise money, graduated 18 students from the Government Relations Advocacy for Student Pharmacists (GRASP) program, conducted letter-writing campaigns and held numerous meetings at their school on legislative and policy matters. The Wilkes group received a commemorative plaque and a $200 cash prize for their organization.
 
Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,300 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.
 
CAPTION: Students in Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy who participated in the Pennsylvania Pharmacist’s Association conference are photographed holding the commemorative plagues in celebration of their awards: The 2016 Government Relations Award & The 2016 Membership Award. 

wilkes pharmacy students honored

Pictured from left to right:

Front row:  Kerri Diehl, Anthony Fanucci and Christian Giovannini
Back row:  Felicia Snyder, Alexandra Grudeski and Kayla Bardzel

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