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Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Students Earn National Education Grants

Three students from Wilkes University’s Nesbitt School of Pharmacy are the recipients of 2021 Educational Grants from Lambda Kappa Sigma. Lambda Kappa Sigma is a professional pharmacy fraternity that provides lifelong opportunities for women in pharmacy through professional excellence and personal growth. Grants are provided to organizational members who have exhibited leadership, scholarship and dedication to the profession of pharmacy.

Cora E. Craven Educational Grants in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to Deanna Fox, Freeland, Pa.; Michelle Gronski, Wilburton, Pa.; and Phoebe (Thahn Truc) Vo, Greencastle, Pa. Letitia Warunek, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, serves as advisor to the Wilkes chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma. 

The Educational Grants Program is funded by the Lambda Kappa Sigma Educational Trust. The Educational Trust was established in 1974 for the purpose of perpetuating a financial program to assist members in reaching their goals in pharmaceutical education. The Trust has provided nearly 400 grants to student members through grants named for outstanding fraternity sisters and supporters.

About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degrees programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing.