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Walgreens Provides On-Going Support to Pharmacy Technician Program



May 04, 2015

On April 29, Florence Campus career center director Samantha Palmer and pharmacy technician instructor Karrie Perkins presented the American National University Distinguished Community Employer Award to the Walgreens Pharmacy in Union, Kentucky. The award was presented in recognition of the ongoing support that Walgreens provides to the campus’s pharmacy technician students and graduates.

Walgreens provides externships for pharmacy technician students, allowing them to obtain hands-on experience in the field. The externships also often lead to employment in one of Walgreens’ many area locations.

Pharmacist Kim Meyer said that she has found accepting externs from the pharmacy technician program at American National University to be beneficial to both the students and to Walgreens. “[Our most recent extern] was very professional, and she had a lot of drug knowledge from going through her classes,” said Ms. Meyer. “We like to teach them and to get some new employees, too.”

(Left to right) Career center director Samantha Palmer, pharmacist Kim Meyer, store manager Gary Brinkman, and pharmacy technician instructor Karrie Perkins participated in the presentation of the Distinguished Community Employer award to Walgreens in Union, Kentucky.

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