Distinguished Alumni Awards

You make a difference as a pharmacist in so many ways. Pharmacists bring new perspectives and energy to a variety of practice settings. You advance the profession through your leadership and demonstrate the responsive, patient-centered care for students.

We appreciate everything you contribute - both to the profession and the College. Each year, we publicly recognize alumni who embody the attitudes and values that provide the foundation for exceptional patient care.

  • 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. 

Winners of these awards are recognized during the College’s celebration of Founders Day in November.

Get to know our 2016 award recipients >

Submit a Nomination

The nomination window for the 2017 distinguished alumni class is now closed. Nominations received between now and Aug. 17, 2018, will be considered for the 2018 awards.

Submit a nomination for the 2018 awards by filling out the form here.

Previous Award Recipients

Select an award below to learn more and view recipients from previous years.

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.

2016 Award Recipient

  • Misty (Collier) Farr  '10

2015 Award Recipients

  • Rhonda (Alexander) Driver '93
  • Art Perry '72

2014 Award Recipients

  • David Frye '68
  • Armon Crawford '63

2013 Award Recipients

  • Kendra (Williams) Holmes '99
  • Michael Railey '72

2012 Award Recipients

  • Pam Marshall '90
  • Richard Watkins '90
Distinguished Alumni Awards

Winners of STLCOP’s 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.

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Recognition of Service to the Community

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

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Recognition of Service to the College

  • Sue (Gielow) Bollmeier '99/'00 2016
  • Evelyn Becker-Meyer ’88/’93 2015
  • Garth K. Reynolds '00 2012
  • Nancy A. (Becnel) Konieczny '77 2011
  • Steve K. Hebel '84 2010
  • Lori A. Bradley '94 2007
  • Salim Salah Tadrus '63 2006

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Recognition of Service to the Profession

  • Heather (Middendorf) Sundar '97/'98 2016
  • Kay (Campbell) Kyllonen ’80 2015
  • J. Gregory Boyer '76 2013
  • Michelle R. (Qualls) Dyer '98 2012
  • Starlin Haydon-Greatting '81 2011
  • Joseph M. Tuley '63 2010
  • Todd M. Evers '87 2009
  • Jeffrey O. Phillips '82 2008

Distinguished Alumni Awardees

  • 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 STLCOP 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

  • William Katsiyiannis ’90 2015
  • Christopher Herndon '97/'98 2013
  • W. Thomas Smith Jr. '93/'94 2012
  • Josh A. Bellamy '97/'98 2011
  • Elaine E. (Hinrichs) Haynes '86 2011
  • Donald R. Rickert '71 2010
  • Larry G. Windmoeller '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

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

STLCOP has recognized a select group of alumni with this award over the years in gratitude for their exceptional commitment and service to the College 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