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Six UTPA pharmacy program students receive scholarships
By Melissa C. Rodriguez , Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 10/14/2005
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Six students from The University of Texas-Pan American Cooperative Pharmacy Program were each awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Walgreens during a reception Oct. 6. Pictured from left to right (front row) are Dr. Bob Olivarez, Walgreens pharmacy supervisor; Dr. Patricia Canales, interim assistant dean of the UTPA Cooperative Pharmacy Program; Jerry Moreno, Walgreens pharmacy district manager; and Dr. Amanda Brister and Dr. Ben Brister, both Walgreens pharmacists. Pictured from left to right (back row) are UTPA pre-pharmacy students and scholarship recipients Rene Verduzco, a sophomore from Edinburg; Javier Garza, sophomore from Roma; Stephanie Escamilla, a sophomore from Mission; Erica Guerra, a sophomore from McAllen; Daniela Moreno, a sophomore from Rio Grande City; and Karina Garza, a sophomore from Mission. This is the fourth year Walgreens has given scholarships to students in the program – which offers a six-year curriculum in cooperation with The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy leading to a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The UTPA Cooperative Pharmacy Program invites high school seniors to attend the UTPA-UT Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program Open House Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the UTPA Visitors Center. Students will have the opportunity to meet the program’s faculty and staff and learn more about the program, admission process and the pharmacy profession. For more information, call 956/318-5255.