Alumni Awards

Alumni Impact Award

Established in 2019, this award recognizes School alumni who have made substantial contributions to the School community or their profession and created impact in the local, national, or global community, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and professional career honor the School’s mission. This award could be given on an annual basis or ad hoc based on the nominees each year.

Early Career Achievement Award

Established in 2019, this award recognizes School alumni who, within 10 years of receiving their last School of Pharmacy degree, are doing innovative work in their early career, demonstrating influence within their field and making a notable impact on the profession in one or more of the areas of research, administration, direct practice, policy, advocacy and/or community and public service.  This award could be given on an annual basis or ad hoc based on the nominees each year.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Jonathan Watanabe, 2018 Distinguished Alum in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research

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 overstated.

Alumni Impact Award Recipients

2019: Dana Hurley, ’97, ’00, ’04

Early Career Achievement Award Recipients

2019: William Canestaro, ’17

Pharmacy Practice Award Recipients

2019: Ryan Oftebro, ’03

2018: Tim Fuller, ‘69

2017: Timothy W. Lynch, ‘97

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

2019: Cheryl Zimmerman, ’83

2018: Jonathan Watanabe, ’98, ’08, ’12
2017: Deanna Kroetz, ‘90

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