The Tri-College University vaccinology program has awarded the first vaccinology scholarships to eight students enrolled in the newly established program. This past fall, Tri-College University partners Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead and NDSU, in collaboration with the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation and Sanford Health, launched a first-in-the-nation undergraduate academic minor in vaccinology. The following NDSU students were selected for the scholarship based on their potential contributions to the field of vaccine research, production or in the biological and medical industries:
- Alyssa Kelsch, a first-year pharmacy student from Beulah, N.D., who is earning a minor in vaccinology
- Kayla Kortan, a second-year pharmacy student from Sauk Centre, Minn., who is earning a minor in vaccinology
- Molly Slaby, a first-year pharmacy student from Jamestown, N.D., who is earning a minor in vaccinology
The program and scholarships are made possible by many contributors including: Sanford Medical Center Fargo, Forum Communications, Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation, US Bank, Xcel Energy Corporation and the Tri-College University collaborative grant program.
The NDSU vaccinology program coordinator is Charles Peterson, dean of the College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Sciences.
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