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Westmont resident wins Jewel Osco pharmacy award

WESTMONT – Westmont residents Emily Swayka, a member of the first graduating class from Roosevelt University’s new College of Pharmacy, recently received the Jewel Osco Student Award, according to a Roosevelt University news release.

Swayka is among 61 students who took the oath of the pharmacist May 22 and received a doctorate degree in Pharmacy from Roosevelt University. More than 70 percent of the first class already has been accepted into jobs in the pharmacy field, including Swayka who has taken a job at a CVS pharmacy in a district that includes Lombard, Bensenville and Glendale Heights, according to the release.

A member of the inaugural Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy class, Swayka was given the Jewel Osco Student Award in line with a scholarship she received from the National Association of Drug Stores, which helped fund her education and college experience, the release stated.

Since opening in July 2011, Roosevelt’s pharmacy program has received more than 2,300 student applications and has admitted more than 200 students, including the new class of 2017, which starts June 30.

For information on the program, contact Shaun Keating at 847-330-4539, skeating@roosevelt.edu or visit www.roosevelt.edu/pharmacy.aspx.

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