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Photos: 2011 Awards Ceremony

Photos: 2011 Awards Ceremony

Dean Bob Blouin (right) presents Bruce Canaday with the Samuel Burrus Award for Community Service.

04/18/2011

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy held its 2011 Awards Ceremony on April 17 at the Rizzo Center. The complete list of award recipients follows the slideshow below. Click on one of the links to jump to a specific section.



 

Academic and Professional Awards

TEVA Outstanding Student Award

Amanda Misiewicz

This award, sponsored by TEVA Pharmaceuticals, is given to the graduating student who has excelled in the study of pharmacy.

T. R. Burgiss Family Award

Jennifer Shealy Byrns

This award is based on a student’s personal involvement in an intervention case that best illustrates the profession of pharmacy in action. Candidates submit a paper describing their professional involvement with a patient in the area of health promotion and disease prevention. Funding for this award is provided by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina and given in memory of T. Roy Burgiss, BSPhar ’25, by family members Patsy Burgiss Sanders, BSPhar ’48, and Thomas Reeves Burgiss, BSPhar ’53.

Ralph P. Rogers Sr. Award

Andrea Elizabeth Faison

This award is given each year to a third- or fourth- professional-year student who has expressed a keen interest in a career in community pharmacy and has performed well in relevant classes. Candidates are judged on an essay they prepare, as well as relevant coursework. Funding for this award is provided by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina and is given in honor of Ralph P. Rogers Sr., BSPhar ’13, a prominent Durham area pharmacist, and is given by his family.

Ballenger-Smith Award For Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory

Sara Elizabeth Boshamer

This award is presented for outstanding performance by a first-, second-, or third-year student in the Pharmaceutical Care Laboratory who demonstrates excellence in professionalism, written and verbal communications, pharmaceutical compounding, medication administration, and patient care. This award is funded by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina and is given by E. Scott Ballenger, BSPhar ’91, and Jennifer Smith Ballenger, AB ’87, to honor William L. Ballenger’s twenty-three years of mathematics teaching at NCSU and Robert L. Smith’s twenty-six years as a lab instructor at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Molecular Pharmaceutics Award

Carrie Ann Chew

The Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics selects a graduating student whose overall performance in the divisional course sequence is judged to be superior.

Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education Award

Alyssa Jean Keating

The Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education recognizes a graduating student who demonstrates the highest level of professionalism while providing exemplary patient care during his or her pharmacy practice clerkships.

Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Award

Tracy Rupp

The Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy selects a graduating student whose overall performance in relevant coursework, research, and other activities related to pharmaceutical outcomes is judged to be superior.

Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics Award

Lee Tennille Carson

The Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics selects a graduating student who has demonstrated a high degree of professional motivation and concern about the role of the pharmacist in the delivery of health care.

Jacobs Award in Medicinal Chemistry

Duke Eidson

The Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products selects a graduating pharmacy student who achieved excellence in medicinal chemistry coursework and research. This award is funded by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina and is named in honor of M. L. Jacobs, a medicinal chemist who was dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy from 1946 to 1950.

F. O. Bowman Award

Christina Lourdes Mayer

The award is presented to a student in the Honors Program in recognition of the best honors paper. Funding for this award is provided by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina and is given by Fred O. Bowman Jr., MD ’50, in honor of his father, who served as general counsel to the NCPhA and the N.C. Board of Pharmacy.

Activities and Service Awards

Kappa Epsilon Award

Divya Vinod Chandiramani

The Lambda Chapter of Kappa Epsilon recognizes a student who has demonstrated qualities of leadership, character, service, and scholarship.

Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award

Sarah Ashley Johannes

The Epsilon Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma recognizes a student who has most noticeably developed and exercised effective leadership skills within the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy by creating positive change, developing relationships, and empowering others.

Boka Hadzija Student Excellence Award

Danny Ka Shing Fu

The student body presents this award as peer recognition for all-around service and dedication to the profession of pharmacy. The award was established in 1998 by the Student Senate and named in honor of Boka W. Hadzija, PhD, a retired pharmacy faculty member, in recognition of her many contributions to the students and educational programs of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The award is funded by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina.

The Dorothy Virginia Stroud Memorial award

Jonathan Craig Hale

This award is given in memory of Ginny Stroud, Class of 2001, to a second-year pharmacy student who exhibits the qualities that were representative of Stroud’s character. The selected recipient must be well-rounded, trustworthy, caring, and genuine; exhibit concern for others over themselves; and demonstrate genuine concern for patients and their well-being. Funding is provided by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina.

George H. Cocolas Pharmacy Student Body Award

Jeffrey Scott Reichard

The student body recognizes a member of the graduating class who has demonstrated the highest qualities of character, deportment, scholarship, participation in extracurricular activities, and promise of future distinction in the profession of pharmacy. This award is given by the Student Senate and is in honor of George H. Cocolas, PhD ’56, retired associate dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Buxton Williams Hunter Award

Elizabeth Ann Connolly

This award was established in 1937 and continued by David R. Davis, BSPhar ’58, of New Bern, in honor of his great-uncle, a well-known pharmacist of New Bern. The funding is provided by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina and is awarded annually to a student who excels in campus citizenship and scholarship.

USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award

Natalie Christine Orlando

This award is given to a student who has demonstrated the development and implementation of programs that advance the goals stated in “Healthy People 2010” and who participates in programs that support the philosophy and goals of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Teaching Awards

PY1 Instructor of the Year

Adam Persky, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

The PY1 Class recognizes a faculty member who teaches coursework in the first year of the professional curriculum in recognition of high qualities of instructional ability and interest in the students and the educational programs of the School.

PY2 Instructor of the Year

Scott Singleton, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Natural Products

The PY2 Class recognizes a faculty member who teaches coursework in the second year of the professional curriculum in recognition of high qualities of instructional ability and interest in the students and the educational programs of the School.

PY3 Instructor of the Year

Christine Walko, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics

The PY3 Class recognizes a faculty member who teaches coursework in the third year of the professional curriculum in recognition of high qualities of instructional ability and interest in the students and the educational programs of the School.

PY4 OVERALL Instructor of the Year

Ralph Raasch, PharmD, Associate Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experimental Education

The graduating class recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated the highest qualities of instructional ability and interest in the students throughout the four years of the professional program.

AHEC Instructor of the Year

Peter Koval, PharmD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education

The graduating class recognizes an AHEC pharmacy faculty member for outstanding contributions to the educational development of future pharmacists. This individual has demonstrated high standards of professionalism, leadership, ethics, and clinical practice.

Preceptor of the Year

Matthew Ransom, PharmD ’07, Mission Hospital
Jennifer Keller, PharmD, Pike’s Pharmacy

The graduating class recognizes a preceptor for outstanding contributions to the educational development of future pharmacists. This individual has demonstrated high standards of professionalism, ethics, and clinical practice.

Special Recognition

Samuel Burrus Award for Community Service

Davon M. Townsend, 2011 PharmD Candidate Eric Thomas Wolford, PharmD ’95, and Jill Pfeffer Wolford, BSPhar ’87

This award is presented to members of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy family who exhibit outstanding and unselfish civic, community, or church volunteer service provided outside the scope of regular pharmacy practice. One award is presented to a student currently enrolled in the School. The second is awarded to an alumnus of the School or to a husband-and-wife team, at least one of whom is an alumnus. This award is funded by the Pharmacy Foundation of North Carolina and is given by the Burrus family in memory of Samuel B. Burrus, who graduated in 1915 from the Southern College of Pharmacy in Atlanta.

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Distinguished Service Award

Bruce Canaday, PharmD

This award is presented to an individual who has provided distinguished service and outstanding support to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society

The goal of Phi Lambda Sigma is to recognize outstanding leaders in the profession of pharmacy. Phi Lambda Sigma members are expected to uphold the high standards of the society and of the profession and to dedicate themselves to further the advancement of pharmacy through exemplary leadership, character, and achievement.

Class of 2011

  • Nathan Edward Barnes
  • Stephanie Nicole Bass
  • Elizabeth Ann Connolly
  • Maria Carolina Cruz
  • Paul Smith Cubita Jr.
  • Danny Ka Shing Fu
  • Lisa Hyunsoo Kim
  • Catherine Lauren Mason
  • Nicole Christine Nicolsen
  • Carson Powell Padgett
  • Jeffrey Scott Reichard
  • Collin Woffard Runyon
  • Sarah Katherine Sizemore

Class of 2012

  • Elizabeth Lynn Alford
  • Ryan Jeffery Caruso
  • Divya Vinod Chandiramani
  • Sarah Ashley Johannes
  • Cameron Leigh Jordan
  • Anand Bipinrai Khandoobhai
  • Jeremy Dale Moretz
  • Danya Garrett Roshdy
  • Jenna Marie Siskey
  • Kathleen Anne Touloupas
  • Hitesh Dharmu Vashani
  • Jay Vora
  • Keith Ryan Warshany

Class of 2013

  • Caitlin Mae Frese
  • Jonathan Craig Hale
  • David Robert Steeb
  • Maya Chen Wai
  • Amanda M. Woods
  • Christopher J. Woodward

Rho Chi National Honor Society

Rho Chi’s fundamental objective is to stimulate and recogize academic excellence. Those elected to membership have displayed a capacity for achievement in the science and art of pharmacy and the allied sciences and a strength of character, personality, and leadership.

Class of 2011

  • Basharat Sanni Aliu
  • Stephanie Nicole Bass
  • Mei W. Bell
  • Lee Tennille Carson
  • Carrie Ann Chew
  • Stephen Michael Clark
  • Elizabeth Ann Connolly
  • Amy Cox
  • Duke Eidson
  • Brianna Renee Franklin
  • Mary Abigail Groesser
  • Alyssa Jean Keating
  • Lisa Hyunsoo Kim
  • Ross Kiser
  • Stephanie Zina Kujawski
  • Amanda Misiewicz
  • Elizabeth Michelle Neuffer
  • Trang Nguyen
  • Drew Stephen Parker
  • Jai Narendra Patel
  • Sheetal Patel-House
  • Erin Marie Roach
  • Tracy Rupp
  • Allison Upalawanna
  • Joshua D. Valgardson
  • Jamie Nicole Bumgarner Warren
  • Christopher Joseph Westerfield
  • Brandi Michelle Whaley
  • Kimberly Marie Wilson

Class of 2012

  • Elizabeth Lynn Alford
  • Janet Arrazcaeta
  • Xuefang Bai
  • Robert Michael Bero II
  • Divya Vinod Chandiramani
  • Ryon A. Chao
  • Anne Elizabeth Eudy
  • Stelios Lambros Galantis
  • Amanda Gerdts Hollar
    Timothy Craig Harmon
  • Megan Elizabeth Hartranft
  • J. Nate Hedrick
  • Vinh Xuan Hoang
  • Valerie H. Huh
  • Melissa Ruth Hunter
  • Sarah Ashley Johannes
  • Jessica Allegra Johnston
  • Suzan Nadimi Kalantar
  • Anand Bipinrai Khandoobhai
  • Rich Chwiwon Lee
  • Meghan N. McComb
  • Hoa Nguyen
  • Kelsie Paige Ormsby
  • Kynlon Elaine Phillips
  • Jane Yen Revollo
  • Morgan Brittany Smith
  • Kathleen Anne Touloupas
  • Adam Jacob Vanderman
  • Keith Ryan Warshany
  • Peter Thomas Zolas

Class of 2013

  • Emily Jane Ashjian
  • Jessie Zepeda Casberg
  • Wenyang Chen
  • Ashley E. Chiasson
  • Melissa Cotterman
  • Leah B. Edenfield
  • Lauren Michelle Ferrand
  • Caitlin Mae Frese
  • Nicholas William Fritz
  • Lindsey Victoria Green
  • Bethany Dawn Lazear
  • Chun-ying Kinny Lin
  • Shuyu Lin
  • Sharon Elizabeth Martin
  • Bonnie Fallon Merrell
  • Kimberly N. Muehlbauer
  • Christina M. Paniccia
  • Jennifer Petschauer
  • Katherine Lynn Sandison
  • Jamielynn Caroline Sebaaly
  • Brant M. Segura
  • Mollie Sheron
  • Rachel D. Smith
  • David Robert Steeb
  • George William Taylor
  • Courtney Louise Turner
  • Maya Chen Wai
  • Chan Myae Win
  • Lucas Wind
  • Paul Wong
  • Andrea Ngoi-Yin Yuen

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