2016 Student Award Recipients


  • Faculty Award For Outstanding Graduating PharmD Student Of The Year

    To the outstanding senior chosen by faculty.

    Eric Place
    Eric Place

  • Rho Pi Phi - Joe Nichol and Columbus Alumni Award

    To a graduating PharmD student in good academic standing, involved in community outreach programs, and a commitment to scholastics.

    Abbey Strazar
    Abbey Strazar

  • Benjamin Balshone Student Award

    To the senior most likely to succeed in community pharmacy; has an interest in community pharmacy and shows evidence of professional interest; shows compassion, empathy and consideration for others; good academic standing in the College; evidence of good performance in internship experience as furnished by preceptor(s).

    Andrew Milner
    Andrew Milner

  • COCP Student Leadership Award

    Council of Ohio Colleges of Pharmacy Student Leadership Award – In recognition of a student in areas of leadership and service to the college and profession.

    Jaclyn Hawn
    Jaclyn Hawn

  • Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership Award

    To the student showing leadership in Phi Lambda Sigma organization.

    Jade Bensink
    Jade Bensink

  • Anne L. Burns Award

    To a P4 who demonstrates outstanding professionalism, leadership, and service to the College. (Examples include service through student organizations, support of academics, assistance in college events, and support of fellow students.)

    Hosain Aghamoosa
    Hosain Aghamoosa

  • Teva Pharmaceuticals Outstanding Student Award

    To a student in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of pharmacy.

    Marissa Mcdonald
    Marissa Mcdonald

  • Lilly Achievement Award

    To a student with superior scholastic achievement in the professional curriculum, outstanding leadership qualities, and a professional attitude.

    Kristy Jackson
    Kristy Jackson

  • SNPhA Award

    To a senior student member of SNPhA for outstanding service to the OSU chapter of SNPhA.

    Jacob Schaurer
    Jacob Schaurer

  • Facts & Comparisons Award Of Excellence In Clinical Communication

    Student in the top 25% of his/her class academically and has demonstrated superior verbal and written clinical communication skills.

    May Matsunami
    May Matsunami

  • Mylan Excellence In Pharmacy Award

    To a graduating senior in the top 25% of his/her class academically who has demonstrated high professional motivation; unique ability to communicate drug information; intent to enter practice upon graduation.

    Brittany Kiracofe
    Brittany Kiracofe

  • APhA-ASP Senior Recognition Certificate

    To a student for advancing the profession of pharmacy through outstanding service to the APhA-ASP chapter at OSU. 

    Jake Hansen
    Jake Hansen

  • COP Professionalism Award

    College of Pharmacy Professionalism Award – To a senior APHA member who exhibits the ideals of professionalism and excellence in patient care in all aspects of the academic pharmacy career and demonstrating exceptional service and commitment to the profession through involvement in professional organizations and other extracurricular learning opportunities. 

    Jessica Lewandowski
    Jessica Lewandowski

  • OPA Student Leadership Award

    Ohio Pharmacists Association Student Leadership Award – To a student showing outstanding leadership in The Academy of Students of Pharmacy.

    Jake Hansen
    Jake Hansen

  • Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Graduation Award

    To a graduating senior who has exhibited interest and expertise related to natural medicines, including efforts to minimize adverse effects due to an inappropriate use and to encourage and evidence-based approach to natural medicines.

    Christine Bosler Walton
    Christine Bosler Walton

  • The Stephen W. Birdwell Student Award

    To a graduating senior who shows leadership among peers, congeniality within the College, service to others in the College, and contributes to esprit de corps within the College.

    Andrew Milner
    Andrew Milner

  • Women's Pharmacy Club Of Columbus Award

    To a P3 female student with strong academic performance (minimum Cum. GPA of 3.0); significant contributions to the profession (service and leadership in professional organizations or internships); preference given to women who have traits necessary to balance the challenges of being a female professional student (personal and professional demands).

    Kristen Hodovanic
    Kristen Hodovanic

  • Academy Of Pharmacy Of Central Ohio Student Award

    To a P2 student in good academic standing with a GPA of greater than 3.0; leadership/contributions to student organizations, professional initiatives, community service activities, etc.; characteristics which exemplify the ideals of the profession.

    Andrea Haugtvedt
    Andrea Haugtvedt

  • The Pauline M. Boyer/Kappa Epsilon Alumni Award

    To a P1 female student in good academic standing, leadership, and characteristics which exemplify the ideals of the profession.

    Victoria Williams
    Victoria Williams

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Student Impact Award

    To a PharmD student who demonstrates outstanding service to the College.

    Meredith Mccauley
    Meredith Mccauley

Experiential EXCEL Award

To students who went above and beyond expectations during rotations and also received Honor recommendations.


  • Kevin Chang
    Kevin Chang

  • Justin Ellis
    Justin Ellis

  • Taylor Farkas
    Taylor Farkas

  • Jackie Hawn
    Jackie Hawn

  • Kristy Jackson
    Kristy Jackson

  • Kimberly Matuszak
    Kimberly Matuszak

  • Bryan Menich
    Bryan Menich

  • Eric Place
    Eric Place

  • Emily Riley
    Emily Riley

  • Joshua Taylor
    Joshua Taylor

Merck Awards

Presented to three outstanding seniors with scholastic achievement in pharmacy studies.


  • Taylor Farkas
    Taylor Farkas

  • Daniel Kelly
    Daniel Kelly

  • Emily Riley
    Emily Riley

Graduate Student Awards

Timothy Moore Award

Awarded to a health system pharmacy graduate student who demonstrates strong communication skills, re in good academic standing, and whose research project will have meaningful impact in advancing health systems pharmacy.


  • Allison Vecchiet
    Allison Vecchiet

  • Priya Sahadeo
    Priya Sahadeo

Bachelors of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences Awards

BSPS Student Impact Award

To BSPS students who demonstrates outstanding professionalism, leadership, and service to the college.


  • Max Conrad
    Max Conrad

  • Becca Makii
    Becca Makii

  • BSPS Faculty Award For Outstanding BSPS Student of the Year

    To the outstanding graduating BSPS student of the year.

    Katie Xu
    Katie Xu

  • BSPS Pharmacology Award

    To a graduating student based on grades in PHR4400, PHR4600, and elective pharmacology courses as well as undergraduate research in a pharmacology related area.

    Anna Felmer
    Anna Felmer

  • Pharmacy Practice and Science Award

    To a graduating student who shows significant involvement in pharmacy practice during his/her BSPS program years.

    Cassandra Rush
    Cassandra Rush

  • Division of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Outstanding Undergraduate Award

    To a student in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of pharmacy.

    Becca Makii
    Becca Makii

  • WIL Research Student Leadership Award

    To a BSPS student to recognize his/her leadership achievements in the BSPS program at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

    Ariela Lopez
    Ariela Lopez

Other Awards

American Institute Of The History Of Pharmacy

To a student who shows superior achievement in pharmaco-historical study or activity by earning the best GPA in a course devoted to pharmaceutical history as judged by the instructor.


  • Dana Chavez
    Dana Chavez