LECOM pharmacy students receive Walgreens, Walmart scholarships

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy announced on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, that second-year Erie pharmacy student Arpit Mehta was the recipient of a $2,000 Walgreens Diversity Scholarship Award. 

Mehta, who has held various leadership positions in such groups as the Student Government Association, Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association, said this is the first Walgreens scholarship award that he has received.

Walgreens representative Jaime Whited, Rph, (second from right) came to LECOM on Thursday, Jan. 27, to present the Walgreens Diversity Scholarship award to second-year pharmacy student Arpit Mehta (third from left). Also pictured are, from left: Rachel Ogden, Pharm.D.; Janene Madras, Pharm.D.; Mehta; Hershey Ball, M.D.; Whited; and Seher Khan, Ph.D.

“I am greatly thankful of the LECOM Scholarship committee and Student Affairs for selecting me as the recipient of this award,” said Mehta. “Receiving this award gives me further incentive and encouragement to continue providing service to the LECOM and the Erie community through several student organizations.” 

Each year, Walgreens recognizes one pharmacy student with the Walgreens Diversity Award from every pharmacy school within the United States. The criteria used to evaluate a student’s eligibility include: a student’s significant effort toward raising awareness of the pharmacy profession or his or her role in educating others about diversity-related matters of the profession; a student must have at least a 2.0 GPA; and a student must not be a previous recipient of this award.

Three LECOM pharmacy students have also been awarded $1,000 scholarships from Walmart. The scholarships were announced by LECOM School of Pharmacy Dean Hershey Bell, M.D., M.S. on Thursday, January 13th. This year s award winners are: Shelby Gangloff, Class of 2011, Kaitlyn Fagan, Class of 2012, and Agata Boggs, Class of 2012.

Hershey Bell, M.D., M.S., Dean of the LECOM School of Pharmacy, congratulates (from L-R) Agata Boggs (P2), Kaitlyn Fagan (P2) and Shelby Gangloff (P3) on receiving $1,000 scholarships from Walmart.

Dr. Bell said the scholarships are given out based on scholastic standing, financial need, leadership abilities, and to those who show a strong desire to serve in community pharmacy practice after graduation. The award winners were chosen by members of the LECOM Scholarship Committee.

Shelby Gangloff is a third-year student from Bradford, Pa. She is currently doing a clinical pharmacy rotation at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. Kaitlyn Fagan is a second-year student from Everson, Pa. Second-year student Agata Boggs is originally from Poland, but has lived in Middlefield, Ohio for the past seven years.

All of the students said they are grateful and honored to receive the Walmart scholarships. The money will help them defray the cost of pharmacy school tuition, supplies and study materials.


The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. Prepare yourself for medicine as your life’s profession.

Three LECOM pharmacy students have also been awarded $1,000 scholarships from Walmart. The scholarships were announced by LECOM School of Pharmacy Dean Hershey Bell, M.D., M.S., on Thursday, January 13. This year’s award winners are: Shelby Gangloff, Class of 2011, Kaitlyn Fagan, Class of 2012, and Agata Boggs, Class of 2012.

Dr. Bell said the scholarships are given out based on scholastic standing, financial need, leadership abilities, and to those who show a strong desire to serve in community pharmacy practice after graduation. The award winners were chosen by members of the LECOM Scholarship Committee.

Dr. Hershey Bell, announced the recipients of Walmart scholarships. They are, from left: Agata Boggs, Class of 2012, Kaitlyn Fagan, Class of 2012, and Shelby Gangloff, Class of 201.

Shelby Gangloff is a third-year student from Bradford, Pa. She is currently completing a clinical pharmacy rotation at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. Kaitlyn Fagan is a second-year student from Everson, Pa. Second-year student Agata Boggs is originally from Poland, but has lived in Middlefield, Ohio, for the past seven years.

All of the students said they are grateful and honored to receive the Walmart scholarships. The money will help them defray the cost of pharmacy school tuition, supplies and study materials.

 

 

 

January 18, 2011
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