PY3 Student Pharmacist Jessica Kulwicki Named Duquesne University Graduate Student Leader Of The Year

Kulwicki Orgs AwardPY3 student pharmacist Jessica Kulwicki won the Graduate Student Leader of the Year award after five years, including two as president, with the Duquesne University chapter of Colleges Against Cancer. The Graduate Student Leader of the Year award is presented to an individual student that has made a significant contribution to their organization through leadership and dedication, according to the Center for Student Involvement.

"I love what the American Cancer Society is able to provide not only through ground-breaking research, but the support they give cancer patients every day through a toll-free 24-hour hotline, free rides to cancer treatment or a free stay in a Hope Lodge if patients must go out of town for treatment," Kulwicki said. "What I am most proud of is to see the giving nature of the Duquesne community every year and how we are all able to come together and support on another in the fight against cancer."

Kulwicki and the Duquesne University chapter of Colleges Against Cancer have raised nearly $100,000 for the American Cancer Society over the past five years. She has also served on the Regional Campus Leadership Team, where she had the opportunity to mentor other colleges across the United States on how to improve their Relay For Life events. She first became involved with Relay For Life in high school and will continue to be involved by serving as Activities Director of Relay For Life Fayette County.

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