SPOKANE, Wash.—Student pharmacists Jeff Nye and Patrick Stolz at WSU each have been selected to receive a $5,000 scholarship from Cardinal Health. The award comes with a trip to attend a pharmacy ownership workshop in South Carolina this fall. Associate Dean Linda Garrelts MacLean will be participating in the workshop as a pharmacy business expert.
Washington State University College of Pharmacy was one of 10 pharmacy schools from across the country selected to receive $100,000 from the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarships Program this year. The college also received funding from Cardinal Health in 2011, and was awarded $125,000. The money is intended to support student pharmacists at WSU who wish to pursue independent pharmacy. “Supporting future community pharmacy leaders through this scholarship program is an honor, and we continue to be inspired by the next generation of innovative, patient-focused pharmacy owners as they begin serving their communities,” said Jon Giacomin, chief executive of Cardinal Health’s pharmaceutical segment.
“We were among the schools to receive this generous gift because we are recognized as a national leader in educating pharmacists to be successful business people,” said Gary M. Pollack, dean of the WSU College of Pharmacy. The college has also launched a Pharm.D./MBA joint degree program this year to provide opportunity for aspiring pharmacy entrepreneurs to develop greater business acumen.
Cardinal Health, a Fortune 500 company, has a long history of supporting WSU student pharmacists. Since 1998, 29 have received Cardinal Health scholarships, 15 of which have been through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarships Program.
[July 31, 2015] By: Lori J. Maricle