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Husson University Pharmacy Student Wins Scholarship

Husson University Pharmacy Student Wins Scholarship

Date of Release: May 8, 2013

Whitney Jandreau (Presque Isle), a second year School of Pharmacy student at Husson
University and Nicole Garza from Texas A&M were selected as the scholarship recipients
of the Ronald L. Williams Memorial Fund Supporting Student Education on Alcoholism
and Other Drug Dependencies. The scholarship is supported by the American Pharmacists
Association (APhA) and the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-
APPM) Pain, Palliative Care and Addiction Special Interest Group (SIG). Recipients are
selected by a committee of experts specializing in pain, palliative care and addiction
utilizing evaluation criteria established for the scholarship.

According to Jandreau "Our culture has glamorized substance abuse while simultaneously
stigmatizing substance dependence, an attitude that must be recognized and rejected if we,
as health professionals, will ever be able make a difference. I am invested in learning about addiction so that I can advocate for patients and families. This experience will make me a better practitioner. I look forward to applying what I learn in practice and am honored to have been selected for this award."

The memorial fund scholarship partially supports two student pharmacists attending the
University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies in Salt Lake City,
Utah. According to Rodney Larson, Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Husson University,
“Whitney is an example of the students in our program who are committed to improving
the practice of pharmacy and rural health care delivery in the State of Maine and the
country. We are very proud of her accomplishments.”

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