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.

Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented in recognition of professional accomplishment, community service, or service to the College or Alumni Association. The awards committee will decide the category based on the nominating information. The Young Alumnus Award is presented to a STLCOP 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.

The Black Heritage Distinguished Alumni is presented in recognition of an alumnus' outstanding leadership and service to health care and the community.Winners of this award are recognized during Black History Month at the annual Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner reception.

Nomination forms are currently open. Nominations for the Black Heritage Award will be open until Friday, Jan. 6 and nominations for Distinguished Alumni, Young Alumnus and Outstanding Achievement Awards are open through Friday, Sept. 1. To nominate an outstanding alumnus for the distinguished alumni awards fill out the nomination form here.

Get to know our 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

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

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