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Student Pharmacists Honored at Awards Banquet

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Student pharmacists were recognized for their organizational, academic and leadership achievements on April 13 at the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP), Alpha Beta Chapter of Rho Chi Society and Eta Chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma Initiation Ceremony, Awards Ceremony, and Banquet, sponsored by the Duquesne University Mylan School of Pharmacy. Approximately 200 people, including student pharmacists, their friends and family, and the faculty and staff, attended the event in the Power Center Ballroom.

The APhA-ASP awarded student pharmacist presentations, followed by an awards presentation to student organizations for pharmaceutical/patient care, professionalism, policy/legislative issues, community service, international public health awareness and best overall organization.

Dean J. Douglas Bricker presented Teacher of the Year Awards to the following faculty members:
Class of 2017: Dr. Marc Harrold
Class of 2016: Dr. Lauren O'Donnell
Class of 2015: Dr. Karen Fancher
Weekend Class of 2017: Dr. Ric Boni
Weekend Class of 2016: Dr. Marc Harrold
Weekend Class of 2015: Dr. Karen Fancher

This was followed by initiation of new members into Rho Chi (Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy) and Phi Lambda Sigma (National Pharmacy Leadership Society).

The evening concluded with closing remarks by Dr. David J. Lapinsky, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and faculty advisor to Rho Chi Society.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.