College of Pharmacy Alumni Awards Program


The College of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Society sponsors an annual awards to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions through their careers. To be considered for the 2018 Alumni Awards, nominations must be received by December 12, 2017. Awards will be given to recipients at the Pharmacy Gala in spring 2018.

2017 Pharmacy Gala Program

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Josephine Sitterle Failer Alumni Award


Recipient is named in honor of Josephine Sitterle Failer, BS, 1939 (d. 1987), a long-time benefactor who contributed service to the college for nearly five decades. The award recognizes an alumnus who has received a professional degree (BS, PharmD or MS in Health-System Pharmacy) or completed post-graduate training (residents and fellows) from the College of Pharmacy within the past ten years and has made an outstanding contribution(s) to community or professional service.

Past Award Recipients

Jack L. Beal Postbaccalaureate Award


Named in honor of the late Jack L. Beal, PhD, 1952, Professor Emeritus of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at The Ohio State University. The recipient of the Jack Beal Award must have a post-baccalaureate degree (MS, MS in Health-System Pharmacy or PhD) from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and shall have contributed significantly to research and scholarships in the pharmaceutical sciences and/or contributed outstanding service to the professional practice of pharmacy.

Past Award Recipients

College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award


Recipients must have a degree (BSPS, BS, PharmD, MS or MS in Health-System Pharmacy) or completed post-graduate training (residents and fellows), have made distinguished contributions in the fields of public health and public service, have performed outstanding activities in the interest of the college and its students, and have an outstanding record in the profession of pharmacy. 

Past Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award


The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient must have a BS, MS, PharmDc or PhD. The award was established for outstanding life-long accomplishments in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences or public service. This award will not be given in any regular repeating time period, but only when truly outstanding candidates are identified. The impact of the candidate’s stellar contributions to the professional, scientific and/or educational communities will be judged by biographical data, including published work and previous honors. The Lifetime Award recipients will be honored at The Ohioe State University Pharmacy Alumni Society Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet where the candidates will receive recognition to celebrate his/her achievements.

Past Award Recipients

Friend of the College Award


Recognizes an individual or individuals who are non-alumni, for continuous, thoughtful contributions to the growth and success of the college through ongoing service and support of the College of Pharmacy and its students, alumni, faculty and staff. the award will not be given in any regular, repeating time-period, but only when truly outstanding candidates are identified.

Past Award Recipients