Pharmacy School Boasts President’s Award for Students

Pharmacy school students volunteer for many reasons; some do it for the extra credit, some do it for the resume item, and still others do it because they truly enjoy helping others. Full-time students that go to pharmacy school stay fairly busy on studies, but some students put in extra hours to help out their fellow human beings. Some of those students were recently recognized with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The profession of pharmacy is one of compassion, empathy and service to others, so it comes as no surprise that within the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy there are students who stand out because of their personal volunteerism.

Twelve WVU student pharmacists were presented with the President’s Volunteer Service Award by the WVU Center for Civic Engagement. Together, they completed more than 1,500 hours of community service in 2011. The WVU School of Pharmacy had the most nominations within the WVU Health Sciences Center and had the second most nominations throughout the 13 schools and colleges at WVU.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award was created by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to honor Americans who are dedicated volunteers and encourage the people around them to get involved.

First-year student pharmacist Jodi Canada of Bud, W.Va., received the gold-level award for completing more than 250 hours of service and second-year Katherine Mabry of Ronceverte, W.Va., completed more than 175 hours of service earning the silver-level award.

Second-year student pharmacists Jennifer Alastanos of Bridgeport, W.Va., Katelyn Andrews of York, Pa., Kelsey Bailey of Pineville, W.Va., Victoria Capozzi of Clarksburg, W.Va., Sarah Mallow of Upper Tract, W.Va., Cara Milburn of Camp Hill, Pa., Andrew Mlinarcik of Weyers Cave, Va., Zachary Post of Clarksburg, W.Va. and Amy Toler and Kealy Toler of Mullens, W.Va., received the bronze-level award for completing more than 100 hours of service to the community…

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