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Class Notes as of Aug. 23, 2021:


Paul L. Stevenson, (’58, BSPhar) was awarded the Samuel B. Burrus Family Award for Community Service in recognition of outstanding and unselfish civic, community or church volunteer service outside the scope of regular pharmacy practice.



Olin H. (Rusty) Welsh, Jr. (’74, BSPhar, ’79, Pharm.D.) from MCV/VCU, Richmond, VA), retired from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) on February 28, 2020. During his 37-year tenure at ASHP, he served as Associate Editor of the American Hospital Formulary Service Drug Information (AHFS DI) compendium and also on the editorial staff of the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy (AJHP).

Pam Joyner, (’74, BSPhar, ’77 MS) was appointed interim chair and visiting professor of pharmacy practice at Campbell University School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, June 2021.


Rebecca Chater (’85, BSPhar) received the Claude Paoloni Preceptor of the Year in recognition of outstanding contributions to the educational development of future pharmacists. Rebecca is Director of Clinical Healthcare Strategy at Omnicell.

Allen E. “Jo” Cato III (‘87, BSPhar, ‘94 PhD) was awarded the Pharmacy Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award, which is given by the Pharmacy Alumni Association to an alumnus or alumna whose accomplishments and/or contributions enhance the School and profession of pharmacy at the local, state, national or international levels.

Jerry McKee (’83 BSPhar, ’90 MS, ’98 Pharm.D.) has concluded six years of service as a member of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties board of directors.


Michael F. Chicella (‘91, BSPhar) was elected President of the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA).


Dr. Jennie Jarrett (PI) (’08) and co-PI, Karen Cotler (UIC College of Nursing) received an award over $1.8 million from the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the program “UIC Integrated Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Training Program” to support substance use disorder education and training for nurse practitioners in primary care

Amanda Savage (’03, Pharm.D.) was selected to serve AACP House of Delegates.

Heather Weese (Wier) (’09, Pharm.D.) was promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy Services for Community Health Systems and graduated with dual master’s degrees in business administration and finance from Auburn University.

Trisha Goble, (’09, Pharm.D.) was promoted to Clinical Operations Manager at Frye Regional Medical Center.


Jackie Zeeman (’14, Pharm.D.) received New Investigator Award; 2019 International Pharmacy Education Symposium.

Dr. Emily Eddy (’16, Pharm.D.) was honored with a 2021 UNDER 40 Recognition Award for leadership, excellence, and vision in the practice of pharmacy at OPAs 143rd Annual Conference


In Memoriam

Robert “Bob” G. Parker (’61, BSPhar) of Colfax, N.C., passed away on August 19, 2021.

Tai Huu Nguyen (’20, PharmD) of Raleigh, N.C., passed away on July 21, 2021.

Glenn William Glaser Jr. (’64, BSPhar) of Whitehall, M.I., passed away on July 14, 2021, after surviving Covid-19, with Parkinson’s Disease and Cerebrovascular Dementia. Upon graduating from UNC Pharmacy School, the Chicago Yankee in the South was a partner at Hynes Pharmacy, Des Plaines, IL. Then moving to Michigan in 1978, he finished his 50-year career as a Clinical Pharmacy Director for a State Regional developmental Disabilities facility. He also worked on developing and team-teaching the Pharmacy Technician Training Program at Baker College of Muskegon, MI, with his wife, Lynn, a CPhT. Glenn was a proud member of the Pharmacy School’s 50 plus Club.

Albert Fulton Lockamy Jr., (’63) passed away on June 21, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Ginger) Lee Lockamy, ’73.

Douglas Ray Boyette, MD, (’70), of Shelby, N.C., passed away June 10, 2021.

James Edward Arena Sr. (’57, BSPhar) of Durham, N.C., passed away on April 13, 2021.

Thomas “Tommy” Reaves (’62, BSPhar) of Fayetteville, N.C., passed away on March 2, 2021.

David Morrison (’75, BSPhar) of Elkin, N.C., passed away on February 17, 2021.

Walter “Ingram” Jenkins, Jr. (’55, BSPhar) of Biscoe, N.C., passed away on January 14, 2021.


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