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Walsh University Nursing Student Wins $100,000 in Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway

What's New, 2013-12-06

Molly Brown, a sophomore nursing student in Walsh's Byers School of Nursing won $100,000 courtesy of the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway during halftime of the Big Ten Championship Game, Saturday, December 7.

Initially, Brown submitted a video showing how she wants to make an impact with her education. Her video was voted on by the public and resulted in her selection as one of only five students in the Big Ten region. As a result, Brown travelled to Indianapolis, Indiana, to compete in the preliminary competition on December 6, where she came in first place. During the championship game, she and the other finalist attempted to throw as many footballs as they could in 30 seconds, aiming for a hole in an oversized can of Dr. Pepper. Brown won by a landslide, 18 to 10.

In Brown's dreams and aspirations video submitted to Dr. Pepper she is shown in nursing scrubs helping a small boy as she discusses how much she wants to be a pediatric nurse. "The pride I hold in saying, 'I'm going to college to become a pediatric nurse,' is immeasurable. My desire of becoming a nurse came from visiting cancer pediatric patients in the hospital and realizing the huge impact a nurse makes on the little patients. I know this is my calling, I will be the difference by touching lives every day," she says. On possibly winning $100,000 Brown says, 'It will change my life so I can change the lives of others." 

Click here to watch Molly's video.