Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is the 2018 Public Relations and Awareness Award Recipient
Wilkes-Barre, PA (11/28/2018) — The Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy was awarded the 2018 Public Relations and Awareness Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
The 2018 Public Relations and Awareness Award recognizes the school that worked at scheduling and holding various public awareness and community activities promoting the role of the pharmacist, particularly focusing on participation in the Generation Rx and Katy's Kids programs.
Generation Rx is a program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and encourages health care providers, community leaders and college students to actively work to prevent abuse. Katy's Kids is a program that teaches children about medicines and medicine safety. It brings the message that medications are important but they are not candy.
Wilkes held six Katy's Kids this year. They also had an active presence on social media sites promoting the Pennsylvania Pharmacy Association where they created a photo collage video to promote their chapter and all the great activities they provided for the community.
In recognition of its efforts, the school received a commemorative plaque and a $200 cash prize.
PHOTO CAPTION: First row, from left to right, Cody Morcom, Alexandra Fanucci, Dylan Fox and Michael Bulkley. Second row, from left to right, Kimberly Ference, associate professor of pharmacy practice , Kara Cooper, Rachel Wood, Nicole Hughes.
About Wilkes University:
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the nation's finest small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 47 majors, Wilkes offers 25 master's degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.