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 pharmacy as a whole through your professional leadership. And pharmacists demonstrate the responsive, patient-centered care that our profession increasingly requires.

At St. Louis College of Pharmacy, we appreciate the value of all these contributions. More than that, we publicly recognize STLCOP alumni who embody the attitudes and values that provide the foundation for exceptional patient care. Get to know our 2015 awardees.

Nominations for the Black Heritage Awards will open for 2017 nominations on Aug. 1.

To nominate an outstanding alumnus for the distinguished alumni awards fill out the nomination form here. Nominations for the 2016 awards will close Sept. 1.

2016 Award Recipients

Black Heritage Distinguished Alumni Award

Misty Farr '10

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.

2015 Award Recipients

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

2014 Award Recipients

  • David Frye '68
  • Armon Crawford '63

2012 Award Recipients

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

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

  • 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

  • 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 Awards

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 Alumni Award

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

Young Alumni Award Recipients

  • 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