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CPHS awards 161 scholarships at annual Scholarship Luncheon

Gore Arena was transformed over the weekend from a basketball court to a formal, black and orange affair as donors and their scholarship recipients were introduced and enjoyed a meal together at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences annual Scholarship Luncheon. The luncheon provides an opportunity for donors to meet the recipients of the scholarships they fund. Close to 400 donors, students, families, faculty and staff attended this year’s event and an overwhelming sense of gratitude filled the venue.

 

“Our dreams would not be possible without help along the way,” said Taylor Wolfe, current third-year pharmacy student and PSEB president. Wolfe was this year’s recipient of the H. Carter & Allison Cobb Pharmacy Scholarship.

 

Over $960,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 181 students this academic year. The Dean’s Scholarship, which is awarded to first-year students with high academic achievements at the beginning of the first year, was awarded to 47 incoming students. Through gifts from donors and the Dean’s Scholarship, 43% of the student body at the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences received financial assistance this year.  

 

“This is a Campbell proud day,” said Campbell University President, Jerry Wallace. “Scholarship is critical to the growth of our pharmacy and health sciences programs. We are grateful for our partners in giving, love and support. Through their gifts, we are educating students to become quality health care professionals.”

 

“I never thought my choice of post-graduate schools would outweigh my love and devotion to my undergrad school, but it has,” said Alexa Carda, 2015 physician assistant student. “I will always be a Campbell Camel and I thank you for choosing to direct your philanthropy to my school. Because of you, I can study a little more, worry a little less, and rest better knowing I can focus on becoming the best PA I can be for the community.”

 

Carda was awarded the CPHS Alumni Association Scholarship and the Physician Assistant Direct Aid Scholarship.

 

Over 150 scholarships were awarded at the luncheon, including a new Doctor of Physical Therapy scholarship as well as a new scholarship funded in memory of Matthew Ryan Tucker.

 

Photo: Students interact with Robert Ransdell, Sr., a dedicated supporter of rural healthcare and community.