Faculty & Staff Awards and Recognitions

Faculty & Staff Awards and Recognitions

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John M. Cassady and Kenneth M. Hale Diversity Enhancement Award

Recognizes a member of a campus organization, student, alumni, faculty, staff or a friend of the college who has implemented policies, procedures and/or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of color, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran, or military service status, gender identity, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background.

2016 – Hyun-Su Helen Kim

Past Recipients


Faculty/Staff Award for Community Engagement

Recognizes any faculty/staff member at the College of Pharmacy for exceptional work in community engagement through reciprocity in collaboration with one or more community partners who may be public and/or private sector, local to global, that are external to the university, valuable learning experiences for students and/or other trainees, sustainable contributions, and/or demonstrated impact that addresses an important community need.

2022 – Julie Legg

Past Recipients


Miriam R. Balshone Memorial Award For Distinguished Teaching in PharmD

Recognizes a full-time or part-time faculty member who teaches in the PharmD curriculum and exemplifies the following qualities: fair in testing and grading, clear course objectives & expectations, course material is organized and presented in a clear & understandable fashion, lectures in a style conducive to note-taking & learning (pace, voice, stress of major points), has a willingness to solve student problems, stimulates thinking and creates interest in subject matter, and respects student views & opinions.

2022 – David Matthews

Past Recipients


PharmD Teacher of the Year Awards

Recognizes instructors in the P1-P3 levels of the PharmD curriculum who exemplify the following qualities: fair in testing and grading, clear course objectives & expectations, course material is organized and presented in a clear & understandable fashion, lectures in a style conducive to note-taking & learning (pace, voice, stress of major points), has a willingness to solve student problems, stimulates thinking and creates interest in subject matter, and respects student views & opinions.

2022 – P1: Colleen Dula, P2: Brianne Porter, P3: Ruth Emptage

Past Recipients


Award For Distinguished Teaching in BSPS

Recognizes a full-time or part-time faculty member who teaches in the BSPS curriculum and exemplifies the following qualities: fair in testing and grading, clear course objectives & expectations, course material is organized and presented in a clear & understandable fashion, lectures in a style conducive to note-taking & learning (pace, voice, stress of major points), has a willingness to solve student problems, stimulates thinking and creates interest in subject matter, and respects student views & opinions.

2022 – Zach Woods

Past Recipients


Outstanding Staff Award

Given to a staff employee of the College of Pharmacy for three or more years who provides outstanding and ongoing excellence in services to College of Pharmacy faculty, staff, students, alumni and/or others outside of the college; performs at a level that often exceeds the expectations of one's position; demonstrates initiative and creativity in carrying out one's responsibilities; exhibits a cooperative and supportive approach to others in the college community; and possesses the qualities of being dependable, reliable and self-motivated 

2022 – Tanya Bomsta

Past recipients


Rising Star Award

Given to a staff employee of the College of Pharmacy for less than three years who demonstrates and contributes to ongoing and exceptional growth above and beyond the scope of their position; makes a positive difference in their work environment and inspires a collaborative workplace with colleagues; and demonstrates a willingness to learn and eagerness to contribute to the success of the College of Pharmacy.

2022 – Jessica Mercerhill

Past recipients


Innovation Award

Given to a College of Pharmacy staff employee or work group/team who developed and/or participated in an innovative project initiative/process improvement during a specified timeframe, in which the results of the project initiative/process improvement enhanced the College of Pharmacy in supporting its mission.

2022 – Stacy King & Cindy Mann

Past recipients


Administrative Research Staff Award

Given to administrative staff employee of the College of Pharmacy to recognize their significant contributions to the research mission within the college, consistently performs beyond the expectations of their position, demonstrates initiative and creativity, fosters a cooperative and supportive work environment and exhibits dependability and self-motivation.

2022 – Joy Scott


Laboratory Research Staff Award

Given to a laboratory staff employee of the College of Pharmacy to recognize their significant contributions to the research mission within the college, consistently performs beyond the expectations of their position, demonstrates initiative and creativity, fosters a cooperative and supportive work environment and exhibits dependability and self-motivation.

2022 – Samuel Kulp

Ideas for new awards can be submitted through the New Award Proposal Form, which will be regularly reviewed by the College of Pharmacy’s Awards Committee. Click here to view New Award Proposal Form.