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Drake pharmacy organization and students recognized

August 23, 2012

The Drake chapter of the National Community of Pharmacists Association (NCPA) was awarded top 10 honors in the annual Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. Drake's chapter is the only chapter that have received top 10 honors three years in a row; they placed sixth this year. College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students Emily See, Kim Karwoski, Raquel Rost, and Michael Schnackenberg created the plan.

The NCPA also recognized Drake student Kim Karwoski, P4, with a national scholarship worth $2,000 that includes travel expenses for attending the national meeting in October. Karwoski received the Presidential Scholarship, which recognizes leadership qualities and academic achievement.

"I feel very honored to be receiving a scholarship from NCPA," Karwoski says."I am grateful that NCPA has provided me with opportunities to be involved and learn about community pharmacy through the Business Plan Competition, The Ownership Panel, and chapter events. I am now very thankful that I will also be receiving financial support from NCPA."