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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Our alumni help advance their profession, the College and their communities. We are pleased to honor these achievements through a variety of awards presented during the College’s Founders Day in November.

  • Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented in recognition of professional accomplishment, community service, or service to the College or Alumni Association.
  • The Young Alumnus Award is presented to an alumnus who has graduated within the past decade. The honoree must have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership.
  • The Athletics Hall of Fame recognizes alumni, coaches, administrators, faculty or community members and celebrates their athletic achievements and commitment to the STLCOP athletics program and its student athletes.

Get to know our 2018 award recipients >

Submit a Nomination

To nominate a candidate for the 2020 class, please complete the nomination form. Nominations will close Aug. 1, 2020.

To nominate an alumnus for the Athletics Hall of Fame, email briana.hepfinger@stlcop.edu

Previous Award Recipients

Black Heritage Distinguished Alumni Award

The Black Heritage Alumni Award is a celebration by the Alumni Association in recognition of leaders in the African-American Community for their scholarly works and commitment to improve cultural competencies and eliminate health disparities in the community.

Black Heritage Award Recipients

  • Alfreda Pulley, B.S. ’87, 2018
  • Charles Banks, B.S. '58, M.S. '60, and Family, 2018
  • Robert Salter, B.S. '70, 2017
  • Misty (Collier) Farr, Pharm.D. '10, 2016
  • Rhonda (Alexander) Driver, B.S. '93, 2015
  • Art Perry B.S. '72, 2015
  • David Frye B.S. '68, 2014
  • Armon Crawford B.S. '63, 2014
  • Kendra (Williams) Holmes, B.S. '99, Pharm.D. '00, 2013
  • Michael Railey, B.S. '72, 2013
  • Pam Marshall '90, 2012
  • Richard Watkins '90, 2012
Distinguished Alumni Awards

Winners of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award have contributed to society throughout their lives. We recognize them for their contributions to their communities, the College and the profession of pharmacy. Below are the most recent recipients within each category.

Recognition of Service to the Community

  • Jason Wang, Pharm.D. '11, 2017
  • Michael Morton, B.S. ’75, 2015
  • Alicia Forinash, B.S. '00, Pharm.D. '01, 2013
  • C. Patrick Tharp, '61/'62, 2012
  • Kenneth W. Schafermeyer, B.S. '76, 2011
  • Meike L. Newell, B.S. '97, 2009
  • Michael T. Railey, B.S. '72, 2008
  • Stephen M. Calloway, B.S. '78, 2007

Recognition of Service to the College

  • Amy (Hartley) Tiemeier, B.S. '01, Pharm.D. '02, 2017
  • Ken Schafermeyer, B.S. '76, 2017
  • Sue (Gielow) Bollmeier, B.S. '99, Pharm.D. '00, 2016
  • Evelyn Becker-Meyer, B.S. ’88, Pharm.D. ’93, 2015
  • Garth K. Reynolds, B.S '00, 2012
  • Nancy A. (Becnel) Konieczny, B.S. '77, 2011
  • Steve K. Hebel, B.S. '84, 2010
  • Lori A. Bradley, B.S. '94, 2007
  • Salim Salah Tadrus, B.S. '63, 2006

Recognition of Service to the Profession

  • Scot Walker, B.S. ’82, M.S. ’93, 2018
  • Tom Rousonelos, B.S. ’89, 2018
  • Jill (Bot) Sellers, B.S. '92, Pharm.D. '93, 2017
  • Heather (Middendorf) Sundar, B.S. '97, Pharm.D. '98, 2016
  • Kay (Campbell) Kyllonen, B.S. ’80, 2015
  • J. Gregory Boyer, B.S. '76, 2013
  • Michelle R. (Qualls) Dyer, B.S. '98, 2012
  • Starlin Haydon-Greatting, B.S. '81, 2011
  • Joseph M. Tuley, B.S. '63, 2010
  • Todd M. Evers, B.S. '87, 2009
  • Jeffrey O. Phillips, B.S. '82, 2008

Distinguished Alumni Awardees (1962-1970)

  • Taylor E. Lindhorst '51, 1970
  • Glen J. Sperandio '40, 1969
  • Alfred Fleishman '26, 1968
  • John C. Griffin '52/'53, 1967
  • Florence C. Mueller '31, 1966
  • Ivan W. Rose '49, 1965
  • Charles C. Rabe '39, 1964
  • Fred J. Kirchmeyer '38, 1963
  • Courtney G. Pitkin '47, 1962
Outstanding Achievement Award

Both alumni and non-alumni are eligible for these awards, which recognize professionals who support the College or the pharmacy profession through their practice.

Outstanding Acheivement Award Recipients

  • Eric Barker, B.S. ’88, 2018
  • Alyssa (Strangel) Billingsley, Pharm.D. '10, 2017
  • William Katsiyiannis, B.S. ’90, 2015
  • Christopher Herndon, B.S. '97, Pharm.D. '98, 2013
  • W. Thomas Smith Jr., B.S. '93, Pharm.D. '94, 2012
  • Josh A. Bellamy, B.S. '97, Pharm.D. '98, 2011
  • Elaine E. (Hinrichs) Haynes, B.S. '86, 2011
  • Donald R. Rickert, B.S. '71, 2010
  • Larry G. Windmoeller, B.S. '69, 2009
Young Alumnus Award

Alumni who graduated within the last 10 years receive this award, which honors outstanding achievement and leadership.

Young Alumni Award Recipients

  • Rebakkah Johnson, Pharm.D. '16, 2018
  • Christopher LaFleur, Pharm.D. '10, 2017
  • Patrick Harper, Pharm.D. '10, 2017
  • Brian Scholfield, Pharm.D. '11, 2016
  • Kara (Thoma) King, B.S. ’04, Pharm.D. ’05, 2015
  • Leah (Sullivan) LaRue, Pharm.D. '10, 2013
  • Laura E. Butkievich, Pharm.D. '06, 2012
  • Kathleen A. (Buechter) Lusk, Pharm.D. '10, 2011
  • John D. Galle, Pharm.D. '07, 2010
  • Alexis R. Beyer, Pharm.D. '06, 2009
  • Ronald G. Hall II, B.S. '99, Pharm.D. '00, 2008
  • Janene R. Verrant, B.S. '98, Pharm.D. '99, 2007
  • Myra T. (Alfaro) Belgeri, B.S. '97, Pharm.D. '98, 2006
  • Paula K. (Peters) Weaver, B.S. '95, 2005
  • Jennifer B. Kasiar Whaley, B.S. '95, 2004
  • W. Thomas Smith Jr., B.S. '93, Pharm.D. '94, 2003
  • Timothy R. Koch, B.S. '95, 2002
  • Jill A. (Bot) Sellers, B.S. '92, Pharm.D. '93, 2001
  • Heidi C. (Mau) Brainerd, B.S. '90, M.S. '97, 2000
  • Patrick M. Hughes, B.S. '89, 1999
  • Eric L. Barker, B.S. '88, 1998
  • Barbara S. (Pigg) Wiggins, B.S. '92, 1997
  • David Loiacono, B.S. '86, 1996
  • Rebecca M. Rabbitt,  '85/'88/'95, 1995
  • John P. Fester, B.S. '84, 1994
  • Barbara J. Hauck, B.S. '83, 1993
  • George H. Rezabek Jr., B.S. '82, 1992
  • Jill A. (Bot) Sellers, B.S. '92, Pharm.D. '93, 1992
  • Paul W. Hale Jr., B.S. '81, 1991
Loyalty Award

The College has recognized a select group of alumni with this award over the years in gratitude for their exceptional commitment and service to St. Louis College of Pharmacy and our Alumni Association.

Loyalty Award Recipients

  • Arthur Perry '72, 2012
  • Sister Mary L. Degenhart '60, 2010
  • Phyllis (Neu) Sarich '46, 2009
  • Kenneth G. Nickel '41, 2008

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