Wilkes University awarded the Mabel Scott Wandell Award and Sterling Leroy Wandell Award at its recent commencement ceremonies. Both awards were presented to Kelly Kempa of Old Forge. Kempa earned the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, summa cum laude. She received the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy Academic Achievement Award, the Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award, the Lackawanna County Pharmacists Association Academic Achievement Award and the Lackawanna County Pharmacists Association Jurisprudence Award.
She will begin a position with the Geisinger Health System in Wilkes-Barre as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist. At the time she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in May 2016, Kempa earned a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. Since then, she went on to finish her six-year career at Wilkes with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. She is the daughter of Deborah and Raymond Kempa.