Pharmacy Student Completes 2010 AACP Wal-Mart Scholars Program

Wingate, N.C. – Tamunosa Abbey of Marietta, Ga. was selected this past summer for the 2010 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Wal-Mart Scholars Program. The Wingate University School of Pharmacy student and her faculty mentor, Dr. Carolyn Ford, completed this program at the AACP Annual Meeting held in Seattle, Wash. July 10-14. The goal of this competitive scholarship program is to strengthen the recipient’s skills and commitment to a career in academic pharmacy through participation in programming and activities at the AACP Annual Meeting and Seminars.

A total of 65 student pharmacist and faculty mentors were selected from across the nation for this prestigious award in 2010. Wal-Mart and AACP share the commitment to help colleges and schools of pharmacy ensure there are an adequate number of well-prepared individuals who aspire to join the faculties of our expanding programs across the country.

Wingate University offers 32 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, fine arts, music, and sport sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in pharmacy, physician assistant studies, accounting, business, and education. Since opening its doors in 2003, Wingate University’s School of Pharmacy has distinguished itself nationally by the quality of its graduates, an innovative, student-centered curriculum and creative faculty dedicated to teaching excellence.