Jackson, Mississippi — Walgreens, one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is announcing a new partnership with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Walgreens has committed $10,000 to support PTK scholarships. Dr. Monica Marlowe, Executive Director of the Phi Theta Foundation, said the funds will be used to cover certification exam fees for PTK members who are pharmacy technician majors.
“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Walgreens to offer career opportunities and scholarships to our members,” Marlowe said. “Certification exam costs often create a financial barrier for students that hinders their ability to enter the workforce. We are grateful to Walgreens for addressing these challenges and providing a pathway to great career opportunities.”
Walgreens will also be one of an exclusive group of international companies exhibiting at Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, PTK Catalyst 2019 in Orlando, Florida, April 4-6. The 4,000 students in attendance will be able to network with the exhibitors, meeting potential employers and discussing possible career pathways.
The mission of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation is to secure the financial resources to support the values, vision, and priorities of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Walgreens is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 10 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health, and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,175 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, along with its omnichannel business, Walgreens.com. Approximately 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.