Fourth-year professional student pharmacist Rocio Olmedo of Laredo, Texas, has been selected as the winner of the Texas Pharmacy Foundation Scholarship for 2013. This $1,000 scholarship was presented to Olmedo during the awards and recognition luncheon at the Texas Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting and Expo on July 26, 2013, in Frisco, Texas.
Mark Bremick served as the college’s faculty delegate to the House of Delegates and participated in the Wal-Mart Scholars Program as faculty mentor to Amber Bacak, fourth-year professional student pharmacist. Bacak was one of 85 student and faculty recipients for the 2013 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program. The program provides $1,000 travel scholarships to attend the AACP Annual Meeting and the AACP Teachers Seminar at the AACP conference in Chicago, Ill. Bacak said: “Going to the conference was an enriching experience and Mark Bremick was gracious enough to serve as my mentor. It was such an honor to be the first Texas A&M student to represent our college at the conference.”
Fourth-year professional student pharmacist Thongsamuth (Bee) Noymany of Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded the Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The Walgreens Diversity Scholarship is awarded to a student who embraces diversity and promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives on campus. Fourth-year professional student pharmacists Margaret Dang of Stockton, Calif., and John Bangsal of Houston, and second-year professional student pharmacist Elizabeth Nkwocha of Dallas were awarded the Walgreens Diversity Scholarship, for $1,000 each. The Walgreens Diversity Scholarship is awarded to students of an underrepresented minority group with an interest in community pharmacy. The Walgreens Diversity Scholarship Program, established in 2009, is committed to supporting programs and initiatives which fosters diversity and inclusion within the pharmacy profession and communities in which it serves. The first scholarship was awarded in the spring of 2009 in the amount of $2,000. This year the Walgreens Diversity Scholarship increased their commitment to include three $1,000 scholarships.
Amy Morrow, fourth-year professional student pharmacist, received a $1,000 Kappa Psi Foundation Scholarship as she served as the Epsilon Epsilon Chapter delegate at the 56th Grand Council Convention July 30 to Aug. 2 in St. Petersburg, Fla.