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Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the College's highest honor. It recognizes a distinguished alumnus or alumna who has an outstanding record of achievement in professional practice, service and/or research. Alumni nominated for this award demonstrate the highest ideals of professionalism, as well as an extraordinary commitment to pharmaceutical care and/or research.

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:

  • 1985 - Mr. Neal Johnson, Class of 1978
  • 1986 - Mr. Ralph Gutierrez, Class of 1951*
  • 1987 - Dr. William Bourn, Jr., Class of 1987
  • 1988 - Mr. Victor Castillo, Class of 1953*
  • 1989 - Mr. James Jue, Class of 1963*
  • 1990 - Mr. John Heaton, Class of 1963
  • 1991 - Ms. Joy Donelson, Class of 1951
  • 1992 - Ms. Michel Disco, Class of 1973
  • 1993 - Dr. George Downs, Class of 1962
  • 1994 - Mr. Robert Ghattas, Class of 1961
  • 1995 - Mr. Jose Abeyta, Class of 1951
  • 1996 - Mr. Monty Fu, Class of 1975
  • 1997 - Mr. Drexel Douglas, Class of 1968
  • 1998 - Mr. Laurence Guggino, Class of 1962
  • 1999 - Mr. James Rogers, Class of 1969
  • 2000 - Mr. Wayne Sowell, Class of 1950*
  • 2001 - Dr. Cheryl Fossum-Graham, Class of 1968
  • 2002 - Mr. Ken Corazza, Class of 1963
  • 2003 - Ms. Patricia McSherry, Class of 1974
  • 2004 - Mr. Dennis Peña, Class of 1957
  • 2005 - Dr. Kathleen Mahon, Class of 1970
  • 2006 - Mr. Nick Brown, Class of 1964
  • 2007 - Mr. Dennis Burns, Class of 1970
  • 2008 - Mr. William Baker, Class of 1968
  • 2009 - Mr. Neal Dungan, Class of 1979
  • 2010 - Ms. Amy Buesing, Class of 1982
  • 2011 - Dr. Debra Herman, Class of 1978
  • 2012 - Mr. William Harvey, Class of 1982
  • 2014 - Mr. Ramon Rede, Class of 1956
  • 2015 - Mr. L. Ray Nunley, Class of 1962

* deceased

Emerging Leader Award

This award recognizes alumni who have graduated from the College of Pharmacy within the past 10 years and are emerging leaders in their community or profession. These individuals are acting as role models for the next generation of pharmacists.

Past Emerging Leader Award Recipients:

  • 2015 - Traci White, PharmD, PhC, Class of 2006