Distinguished Alumni Award

Distinguished Alumni Award

Every year, the UW School of Pharmacy  recognizes two alumni for their outstanding work and leadership. Nominations come from the community and awardees are selected by the Pharmacy Alumni Association.  These outstanding alumni are celebrated at the annual Dean’s Recognition Reception held in May. Please check our events page for more details.

Call for Nominations

The call for nominations have closed. We look forward to announcing and celebrating our distinguished alums at the Deans Recognition Reception in May. For more details about the event please refer to our events calendar.

Distinguished Alumni

In 1973, the UW School of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Association (PAA) began giving the Distinguished Alumnus/a in Pharmacy Practice Award annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service to the School, the profession of pharmacy and to the community. In 1995, the Distinguished Alumnus/a in Pharmaceutical Science and Research Award was also established to honor alumni from the School’s graduate programs who have excelled in their scientific careers.

The following individuals are the recipients of this prestigious annual PAA award. Their accomplishments and the impact they have had in their respective fields cannot be understated.

Pharmacy Practice Award Recipients

2016:  Roger A. Woolf, ’85
2015:  Nanci Murphy, ’97
2014:  Bill Fassett, ’69
2013:  Kenneth Thummel, ’87
2012:  Jeff Rochon, ’99
2011:  Ryan Hansen, ’03, ’12
2009:  Steve Singer, ’81
2008:  Herb Tsuchiya, ’55
2006:  Warren Hall, ’79
2005:  Joy Plein, ’51, ’56
2003:  Ann Wittkowsky, ’88
2002:  Don Downing, ’75
2000:  Bev Schaefer, ’70
1999:  Ed Wong, ’71
1997:  General Jack Babcock, ’37
1996:  Shirley Bridge*, ’45
1995:  George Bartell, Jr.*, ’53, and Gayle Hudgins Cochran, ’69
1993:  Donna Dockter, ’72
1992:  Rodney Shafer, ’77
1991:  Theodore Taniguchi, ’49
1990:  Sidney Nelson, ’68
1989:  Evelyn Benson*, ’50
1988:  Virgil Sheppard, ’53
1987:  Theodore West*, ’48
1986:  Douglas McCarter, ’67
1985:  Dennis Smith, ’69
1984:  Lars Hennum, ’43
1983:  Lillie Jones*, ’60, and Don Katterman*, ’48,
1982:  Sanford Thal*, ’47
1981:  Richard Ramsey, ’55
1980:  Nathan Hall*, ’39
1979:  Peg Kronfield*, ’42
1978:  Phillip Nudelman, ’64
1977:  Raymond Ahlquist*, ’35
1976:  R.E. Duckering*, ’26, and James Ramseth, ’63
1975:  Henry Verhulst*, ’42
1974:  Louis Fischer*, ’26,
and Forest Goodrich*, ’14
1973:  George Benson*, ’47

Pharmaceutical Science and Research Award Recipients

2016:  Cyrus Khojasteh-Bakht, ’98
2015:  Mitch Higashi, ’01
2014:  Larry Wienkers, ’93
2010:  Gail Anderson, ’78, ’81, ’87
2007:  Duane Miller, ’69
2004:  Hank Yamamura*, ’64, ’68, ’69
2001:  Bill Trager*, ’65
1998:  John DiGiovanni, ’74, ’78
1996:  William Garland, ’74
1995:  William Stavropoulos, ’67

*In loving memory