The end of another school year brings with it much joy and celebration as students, faculty and staff are recognized for their hard work throughout the year. Join us in acknowledging each of these outstanding students, faculty members and our staff for their dedication to their studies, devotion to learning, and ensuring the best environment for everyone who is part of the UofSC College of Pharmacy.
Pharm.D. Class of 2022
Presented at the College of Pharmacy P4 Awards Luncheon, May 3, 2022
APhA-ASP Senior Recognition Certificate
Presented to Thayra Rios Schad, who participated and made the greatest contribution to the UofSC APhA-ASP chapter. Sponsored by American Pharmacists Association.
Community Service Award
Presented to Michael Deaney, who made significant contributions through community service activities as a pharmacy student.
Presented to Hirali M. Patel, who demonstrated excellence in pharmacy practice.
Excellence in Clinical Communication Award
Presented to Rebekah L. Miller, who demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills.
Integrative Medicine Award
Presented to Leigh F. Joyner, who demonstrated promise in improving patient care through integrative medicine.
Presented to Oyindamola A. Olorunfemir, who participated in and made significant contributions to interprofessional initiatives.
Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence
Presented to Ronald J. Crocker, Kennedy J. Freeman and Dawn H. Jensen, for outstanding scholastic achievement in pharmacy studies. Sponsored by Merck & Co., Inc.
VIATRIS™ Excellence in Pharmacy Award
Presented to Erik A. Preheim, who demonstrated high professional motivation with proficiency in drug information services. Sponsored by VIATRIS™.
Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award
Presented to Ronald J. Crocker, Carly M. Huggins, Rebekah L. Miller, Kinsey M. McClure, Ryan C. McCormack, Taylor N. Ramsey and Stevie R. Swain, who demonstrated outstanding scholastic qualities and received the highest GPA.
Outstanding Student Leadership Award
Presented to Thayra Rios Schad, who demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities throughout their time at the College of Pharmacy. Sponsored by the UofSC Phi Lambda Sigma Chapter.
Presented to James E. Orban, III, who demonstrated exemplary professional behavior, integrity, compassion and respect
while representing the College of Pharmacy.
Presented at the College of Pharmacy P3 Spring Banquet, April 15, 2022
Student Organization Service Award
Presented to the Phi Delta Chi at UofSC for the exceptional voluntary contributions that student members of this organization made within the community.
Kappa Epsilon Service Award
Presented to Farehaa "Fay" Hussain, who demonstrated exemplary service within a variety of community outreach activities. Sponsored by the UofSC KE Chapter.
Phi Delta Chi Brother of the Year Award
Presented to Catherine "Alex" Packard, who dedicated significant time and energy to the success of the chapter. Sponsored by the UofSC PDC Chapter.
Phi Lambda Sigma "JAM UP" Award
Presented to Dan Rose, who exemplified what it means to lead regardless of leadership titles. Sponsored by the UofSC PLS Chapter.
Phi Lambda Sigma P1 Leadership Award
Presented to Georgia Guest, who has exemplified leadership qualities in their first year of pharmacy school. Sponsored by the UofSC PLS Chapter.
Theresa Smith Pharmaceutical Biochemistry Student of the Year Award
Presented to Alexandra McWalters, who achieved the highest GPA in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry.
Alumni and Friends
Presented at the College of Pharmacy Spring Banquet, April 15, 2022
Outstanding Mentor Award
Presented to Raegan Barfield, of the UofSC College of Pharmacy, and Kristian Jensen, of Walgreens, who served as role models and advisors, contributing significantly to the professional development of students outside of the classroom environment through mentoring activities.
Faculty and Staff
Presented at the College of Pharmacy Faculty & Staff Awards Celebration, May 11, 2022
Teacher of the Year (P1)
Presented to Doug Pittman, who excelled in teaching, established rapport with the students and modeled professional characteristics as chosen by this year’s P1 class.
Teacher of the Year (P2)
Presented to Brie Dunn, who excelled in teaching, established rapport with the students and modeled professional characteristics as chosen by this year’s P2 class.
Teacher of the Year (P3)
Presented to Brie Dunn, who excelled in teaching, established rapport with the students and modeled professional characteristics as chosen by this year’s P3 class.
Ms. Diane Wise Award
Presented to Angela Whitlock for their dedication and actions that exceed expectations to allow for student success, as identified by the student body.
Distinguished Service Award
Presented to Betsy Blake and Rachel McKeown for extraordinary efforts to advance the education, mentoring and career development of our students, or other service contributions that enhance the reputation and overall mission of the college.
Emerging Researcher Award
Presented to Tessa Hastings for significant and outstanding contributions to the research mission of the college as a junior faculty member.
Established Researcher Award
Presented to Ozgur Sahin for demonstrating excellence in their field of expertise while making an outstanding contribution to the research mission of the college.
Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation Award
Presented to Peisheng Xu and Pamela Hite for engagement in entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation above and beyond their faculty or staff job description.
All awards are sponsored by the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy unless otherwise denoted.