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Student Spotlight: Meet Lexie Panek!

LKS spotlights student and alumni members that are making a difference in their chapters, in their communities, and in the field of pharmacy.

Chapter: Alpha Phi Chapter (Wilkes University, Nesbitt School of Pharmacy)

Tell us about yourself: (school, chapter, work, hobbies, LKS activities, meetings attended, career plans)

I am a current P3 at the Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy as well as Chapter President of the Alpha Phi chapter. I work at Harrold’s Pharmacy, an independent compounding pharmacy, and I love how every single day is something different! I love spending time with my dog, Minnie. She is a golden retriever/husky mix and she never fails to make my day better.

Outside of pharmacy, I am very involved in music. I sang with our university chorus for 4 years, spent several years with the marching band, and will drop anything for a chance to go to NYC and see a Broadway show!

LKS has brought me so many friends and sisters who I would have never met otherwise. Attending the National Convention in MKE last July was so much fun and reminded me exactly why I got involved with LKS in the first place.

Which of our core values (sisterhood, leadership, service, scholarship and integrity) do you feel you most strongly represent and how?

Out of all the core values, I feel that I most resonate with leadership. I always tend to find myself in leadership roles, whether official or not, and love to help others succeed.

What pharmacy or LKS related events are you looking forward to in this upcoming year?

This year I am looking forward to initiation. I am so excited to welcome such amazing people into our chapter! (Shout out to my little, Laura!) They have already shown so much growth and I can’t wait to see what they can do for the future of our chapter.

What is your favorite chapter/school tradition?

My favorite chapter tradition is our Holiday Party. We always hold it at the end of the semester, so games, gifts, and music never fails to help me de-stress before finals!

What makes you excited to be a ‘lamb for life?’ 

I am excited to be a lamb for life because I want to be able to do for others as this organization has done for me. I am able to look up and see such amazing professionals and leaders, fostered from experiences from LKS. In the future, I hope to be a professional that collegiate sisters can look to for advice and inspiration.

 

Erin RogalaStudent Spotlight: Meet Lexie Panek!