Professor and student awarded Walmart Scholar Mentor/Mentee scholarship

Congratulations to Jaclyn Boyle, Pharm.D., assistant professor for community pharmacy innovation, and Jennifer Toth, a third-year student in the College of Pharmacy, on being awarded a Walmart Scholar Mentor/Mentee scholarship from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

The award is designed to encourage students to pursue careers in academic pharmacy. This year, 85 student-faculty pairs were selected nationally. The program provides a $1,000 travel scholarship so that the mentor-mentee pairs may attend the AACP annual meeting and the AACP Teacher Seminar in Nashville July 15-19.

Dr. Boyle, who graduated from the College of Pharmacy in 2012, said, “As a former AACP Walmart Scholar myself, I have seen the benefits of this program. The educational training, exposure to new concepts/strategies in professional teaching and learning in pharmacy, mentorship and networking that are involved in this program are invaluable. Seeing that Jenn was interested in teaching as a career sparked my interest to invite her to apply for this award with me. I anticipate our time at the AACP meeting together will be educational, fun and inspiring.”

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