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Valedictorians Galore!

Katherine Cochran, Nicole Coogan, Ashley Deley, Christine Haavisto, and Lindsey Wasco were the five valedictorians from the 2011 Doctor of Pharmacy class. Steven Lombardo was the valedictorian for the 2011 BSPS graduating class. In addition to excelling in their academic studies, all six valedictorians have shown leadership through participation in student and professional organizations and activities.

Cochran

Cochran

Dr. Katherine Cochran is the recipient of the Rose Marie Reuss-Thomson Scholarship, the Wilma Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship, The University of Toledo Tower Prestige Scholarship, the Levis Leadership Scholarship and the Wadsworth High School’s Pay-it-Forward Scholarship, in addition to remaining on the Dean’s List and President’s List. After graduation, Katherine will complete a residency in ambulatory care.

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Coogan

Coogan

Dr. Nicole Coogan is a member of American Pharmacists Association, Alpha Zeta Omega Pharmaceutical Fraternity, and Student Alumni Association. In addition to spending four academic years on the President’s and Dean’s Lists, Nicole has earned numerous scholarships and awards, including the Wal-Mart Scholarship, the Rose Marie Reuss-Thomson Scholarship, the Merck Medco Award, and the AurGroup Credit Union Scholarship.

Deley

Deley

Dr. Ashley Deley’s honors include the President’s List, the Leroy Russel Scholarship and the Tower of Excellence Scholarship. During her rotation at The University of Toledo Medical Center, Ashley was involved in Rxpectations, a medication education program that helps patients understand the purpose and correct usage of their medications. After graduation, Ashley will practice in retail pharmacy with a focus on offering medication therapy management (MTM) services.

Haavisto

Haavisto

Dr. Christine Haavisto graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from The University of Toledo in 2009. In addition to her membership in Rho Chi, the Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy, and American Pharmacists Association, Christine is a volunteer for Junior Achievement, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Red Cross, and the Perry Center. Following graduation, Christine plans to practice as a pharmacist for Giant Eagle.

Wasco

Wasco

Dr. Lindsey Wasco graduated summa cum laude from The University of Toledo in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree and a minor in chemistry. Lindsey plans to complete a PGY1 Residency at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, Virginia following graduation.

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Lombardo

Lombardo

Mr. Steven Lombardo, valedictorian for the Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences program, graduated with honors as a Pharmacology/Toxicology major. Steven is actively involved in university and professional organizations, and he is establishing his career in research. He has co-authored one publication and has made research presentations at several conferences. The Fulbright Scholarship National Screening Committee has selected Steven as a finalist, and the final decision on his application will be made by The University of Sydney, Australia and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Following graduation, Steven will pursue a Ph.D. in neuroscience.

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is the Scientific Editor and College Communicator for The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. She is a triple alumna of The University of Toledo with master's degrees in English and Education and a graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy.
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