Megan Bereda

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How has Purdue College of Pharmacy giving impacted your education and enhanced your experience as a student?

Words cannot describe how appreciative I am of the generous alumni whose donations have allowed me to further my education and accomplish my career goals. Our alumni contributions allow for the College to provide invaluable resources to myself and my fellow students, which have only added quality to our education and experiences here.

Through the scholarships provided with these contributions, I have been able to finance my education at Purdue with fewer concerns about student loans and instead put more focus on my studies and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Purdue’s College of Pharmacy is a true family that is full of members that believe in giving back and moving forward together. Through my own interactions with alumni at Purdue events and other experiences, I have seen the passion and commitment that pushes them to give back to the College that gave them so much. Growing up in a Purdue family, I have experienced the love of being a Boilermaker for as long as I can remember, and this love has only continued to grow during my time here on campus. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities given to me because of our generous alumni, and I plan on giving back myself in the future so that the next generation of Purdue Pharmacy students have the chance to develop the love and pride that I have in my profession and as a Boilermaker.

More About Megan

Megan Bereda is a 2nd Professional Year PharmD student from Dyer, Indiana, who has taken on numerous leadership roles both inside and outside the Purdue College of Pharmacy. During her time at Purdue, she has held leadership positions and been involved in organizations such as Phi Lambda Sigma, Purdue Pharmacy Student Council, Purdue Pharmacy Ambassadors, and American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacy (APhA-ASP). Her community leadership and involvement have included participation as team leader for Purdue’s Boiler Gold Rush, chairperson on Purdue’s Division of Recreational Sports Advisory Council as well as the Intramural Sports Advisory Council, and active member in her sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Megan is interning this summer at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, in their Surgery and Critical Care Pharmacy.

(Student information and testimonial obtained in Spring 2016)

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