Walgreens Awards Scholarship to Kristen Nesbitt
May 19, 2014 — Current Family Nurse Practitioner student Kristen Joy Nesbitt was surprised by Walgreens representatives during a meeting at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia on May 5. During the lunch meeting, Nesbitt learned she was the recipient of a scholarship from Walgreens when Edward C. Hatton, Market Manager of Clinical Operations for the Philadelphia Tri-State & Washington D.C. handed her a check for $5,000. Nesbitt was also congratulated by Michele Emery, Regional Manager of Clinical Operations for Take Care Health Systems LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens.
Selection criteria for the Walgreens Scholarship included requirements such as: the student must be currently enrolled in a Family Nurse Practitioner or Doctor of Nursing Practice program and in their last year of study, have an interest in retail health and a willingness to rotate through one of Walgreens’ clinics, and must prepare an essay explaining their interest in retail health.
Faculty and staff from the College of Nursing and Health Professions were on hand to help Nesbitt celebrate the scholarship award. In attendance: Dr. Gloria Donnelly, Dean of the College; Dr. Al Rundio, Associate Dean for Post-Licensure and Graduate Nursing Programs; Dr. Kym Montgomery, Chair of the Nurse Practitioner Track; Jennifer Mondillo, an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Graduate Nursing; AtNena Tucker, an assistant clinical professor in the BSN Program; Amanda Paulker, Academic Advisor, Graduate Nursing Programs; and Laura Valenti, Executive Director of College Engagement.