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School of Pharmacy Celebrates 2019 Scholarship Recipients, Donors

Fredrick Manasseh and his mother Monica present a certificate to the recipient of the 2019 Monica E. Manasseh Scholarship Award recipient 2019 Monica E. Manasseh Scholarship Award

More than 100 students from across the UMKC School of Pharmacy’s three campuses joined guests and donors for the Achievers of Excellence Scholarship Awards program on Oct. 25 at the UMKC Student Union.

More than 300 people attended the event, including 40 scholarship donors, to celebrate the school’s 2019 scholarships awards. For fall 2019, the UMKC Pharmacy foundation presented 146 scholarships totaling more than $152,000 to students at the Kansas City, Columbia and Springfield campuses.

The recipients of the 2019 scholarship awards pose for a photo

Ph.D. students at the School of Pharmacy who received scholarship awards.

While guests attending the program came from across the country, one special attendee took a longer route. Fredrick Manasseh is a 2007 Pharm.D. graduate who came to the United States from Kenya to attend college. The 2018 UMKC Defying the Odds Alumni honoree established a scholarship in the name of his mother, Monica, to help minority students who encounter financial barriers. This year, she travelled from her home in Kenya to join Manasseh for the Achievers celebration.

Published: Nov 8, 2019