WLWT and Enquirer: UC pharmacy student competing in Miss USA pageant

University of Cincinnati student Nicole Wess, who is in her third year in the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, is preparing to compete in the Miss USA competition Nov. 29.

Wess said she has always been drawn to giving back to her community and is using her title as Miss Ohio USA to encourage volunteerism. She said her training in pharmacy school has also helped develop her skills as a communicator, which is helpful during interviews and on-stage questions during competition.

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Featured photo at top of Nicole Wess with volunteers at A Child's Hope International. Photo provided.

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