College of Pharmacy Awards First Blank Foundation Scholarships

Congratulations to 12 outstanding UGA College of Pharmacy students who have been awarded scholarships totaling $30,000 from the Molly and Max Blank Student Enrichment Endowment. Established at the college from a $1 million gift from the Molly Blank Fund, a part of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, this gift will allow these student recipients to give back to society by using their acquired knowledge to serve the health care needs of others. The Blank’s gift to the College of Pharmacy recognizes family members who have had careers in the pharmaceutical industry. Max Blank, Arthur’s father, was a pharmacist in New York, and Arthur’s brother, Michael, is a retired consultant from the generic pharmaceutical industry.

The deserving recipients include: Kailee Baker, fourth-year BS; Tierra Jackson, BS/Pre-Pharmacy; Menbere Wendimu, third-year PhD in pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences; Kobina Amoah, second-year PharmD; Diane Ayuninjam, third-year PharmD; Brea Daniels, second-year PharmD; Diana Figueroa, third-year PharmD; Sheniqua Hudson, second-year PharmD; Ladacia Long, third-year PharmD; Haley Peters, first-year PharmD; Kayla Saxton, second-year PharmD; and Steven Slack, second-year PharmD.

[Photo: Blank Foundation Scholarship Recipients with College of Pharmacy Dean Kelly Smith]

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