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SWU tours Walgreens Distribution Center

08.01.14 | Community, Advancement

SWU tours Walgreens Distribution Center

    A group of faculty and staff members from Southern Wesleyan University toured the Walgreens Anderson Distribution Center July 25 to learn firsthand about Walgreens' commitment to employing a large percentage of individuals with disabilities in their state-of-the-art facility.

    Above: Pictured from left: Larry Kraemer, human resources manager, Walgreens Anderson DC; Lisa McWherter, vice president for advancement; Joy Bryant, executive director of alumni and constituent relations; Todd Voss, SWU president; Mary Jones, job coach, Walgreens Anderson DC; Mona Thornton, associate dean of SWU School of Education and education professor, Ed Welch, assistant director of communications; Jennifer Wagner, professor of education; Jeannie Trudel, dean of SWU School of Business; and Mike Cannon of Anderson, friend of SWU.

    Todd Voss, center, Southern Wesleyan University president, and Lisa McWherter, right, Southern Wesleyan’s vice president for advancement, learn from Mary Jones, job coach at Walgreens Anderson Distribution Center, about a system that retrieves items bound for stores within their service area. 

     

     

     

     

    Joy Bryant, left, gets a “hands-on” demonstration from team member Nicole Mercer at Walgreens Anderson Distribution Center during a July 25 tour of the 700,000 square foot facility by a group of Southern Wesleyan University employees. Bryant is the university’s executive director of alumni and communications. The center, which employs a significant percentage of individuals with disabilities in their workforce, serves more than 969 Walgreens stores in several states.