Awards

Bowl of Hygeia

Sponsored By National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and the American Pharmacists Association       

Nominees must be a pharmacist licensed in South Carolina that has not previously received the award. They must not be currently serving or have served in the past two years as an officer of SCPhA. Nominee will have an outstanding record of community service that reflects well on the profession of pharmacy. This person should be well known throughout the state for their contributions to the profession through volunteerism within pharmacy, involvement in SCPhA activities and encouragement of professional development of young pharmacists. Nominees must have been a member of SCPhA for the past ten years. This award is not presented posthumously.

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    • 2022 John Pugh
    • 2021 J. Tommy Johnson
    • 2020 R. Tenny Moss
    • 2019 Wayne Buff
    • 2017 Terry Blackmon
    • 2016 Dan Bushardt
    • 2015 Sharm Steadman
    • 2014 Gene Reeder
    • 2013 Linda Reid
    • 2012 Julian Reynolds
    • 2011 Walter Hughes
    • 2010 Lynn Connelly
    • 2009 J. Michael Ross
    • 2008 Pamela Whitmire
    • 2007 Herbert Hames
    • 2006 Ralph M. Wilkie
    • 2005 Ronnie W. Cromer
    • 2004 P. Stephens McElmurray
    • 2003 C. Wayne Weart
    • 2002 J. Robert Bradham
    • 2001 Carol V. Bateman
    • 2000 Arnold W. Karig
    • 1999 John W. Rogers, II
    • 1998 James Ham
    • 1997 Hammie Joe Smith
    • 1996 Julian Fincher, Ph.D.
    • 1995 Dr. William H. Golod
    • 1994 John F. Roche, Sr.
    • 1993 Charles D. Wall
    • 1992 Thomas R. Rivers
    • 1991 Lawrence C. Strom*
    • 1990 S. B. Norwood, Jr.
    • 1989 E. Eldon Armstrong
    • 1988 Julian Boland
    • 1987 Thomas C. Lynch, Jr.
    • 1986 Edward Allen Capers, Sr.
    • 1985 John F. Hughes
    • 1984 George W. Parks, Jr.
    • 1983 Davis C. Hook
    • 1982 Martin W. Cooner
    • 1981 Robert S. Perry
    • 1980 Jack P. Padgett, Jr.
    • 1979 J. Duncan Williams
    • 1978 Kenneth R. Couch
    • 1977 James R. Mitchell
    • 1976 Dennis M. Jones*
    • 1975 James W. McCallum
    • 1974 E. Jerome Collier
    • 1973 James B. Smith
    • 1972 Stokes B. Alexander
    • 1967 Doug Chavous
    • 1965 James M. Plaxco, Sr.

Pharmacist of the Year

Sponsored by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association 

Nominees must have been a member of SCPhA for the past 3 years and must demonstrate involvement in all aspects of state and national governmental/legislative affairs as well as community service organizations. They must not have been a SCPhA officer in the past 2 years and must be known throughout the membership as someone influential that works to guide the profession of pharmacy to become a stronger profession. Nominees must be licensed in South Carolina.

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    • 2022 Ed Vess
    • 2021 Donna Avant
    • 2020 William Wynn
    • 2019 Patti Fabel
    • 2018 Kelly Jones
    • 2017 Jessica Puckett-Beasley
    • 2016 Robert Spires
    • 2015 Terry Blackmon
    • 2014 Walter Hughes
    • 2013 L. Mel Rauton
    • 2012 Lynn Connelly
    • 2011 Clelia Sanders
    • 2010 Linda Reid
    • 2009 J. Dan Bushardt
    • 2008 Wilbur Harling
    • 2007 Sharm Steadman
    • 2006 Davis C. Hook
    • 2005 Lee Ann Bundrick
    • 2004 Debbie Tapley
    • 2003 Roy Flynn
    • 2002 Don Neuroth
    • 2001 J. Michael Ross
    • 2000 Peter F. Edwards
    • 1999 Kenneth R. Couch
    • 1998 Leon O. George
    • 1997 Dock Henry Rose
    • 1996 Pamela Whitmire
    • 1995 Keith Cole
    • 1994 J. Robert Bradham
    • 1993 T. Edward Childress, III
    • 1992 Robert T. Moss, Jr.
    • 1991 James L. Sain
    • 1990 Frank J. Brunson
    • 1989 L. David Brown
    • 1988 Ralph M. Wilkie
    • 1987 James M. Greene
    • 1986 J. William Rogers, II
    • 1985 Catherine R. Saleeby
    • 1984 Tony M. Walker
    • 1983 W. Carroll Watkins
    • 1982 Robert E. Davis
    • 1981 None
    • 1980 Mary Louise Brown
    • 1979 None
    • 1978 E. Eldon Armstrong
    • 1977 George S. Inman
    • 1976 Carol V. Bateman
    • 1975 Larry D. Milne
    • 1974 Bob Brandt
    • 1973 Howard Sudit
    • 1972 Paul Stoddard

Ken Couch Distinguished Mentor Award

Sponsored by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association

Nominees must be a member of SCPhA whose efforts or activities have significantly contributed to promoting leadership in others. Nominees must be an individual who has promoted and encouraged students or pharmacists to attain leadership positions within pharmacy through example as a role model, mentor or preceptor. Both the nominee and the nominator must be current members of SCPhA. The nominator is responsible for submitting a complete award nomination, which consists of a letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award, a current CV or detailed resumé, two letters of recommendation are preferred. Members of the current Board of Directors are not eligible.

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    • 2022 Kelly Clark
    • 2021 Alyssa Norwood
    • 2020 Sarah Braga
    • 2019 Kristy Brittain
    • 2018 William Wynn, III
    • 2017 Brian Clark
    • 2016 Betsy Blake
    • 2015 Cathy Worrall
    • 2014 Ken Couch

Distinguished Young Pharmacist

Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual

Nominees must have been a member of SCPhA for the past 3 years (membership during college will be accepted) and must demonstrate passion for providing pharmacy care for their patients and their community as well as a commitment to the profession through participation in SCPhA, state, and national organizations. They must have practiced pharmacy for less than 9 years and be licensed in South Carolina.

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    • 2022 Talisha Ratliff
    • 2021 John David Scheper, Jr
    • 2020 Taylor Meyers
    • 2019 Maggie Blauert
    • 2018 Erin Blackmon-Stelling
    • 2017 Will Brumfield
    • 2016 Marissa Beck
    • 2015 Jarrod Tippins
    • 2014 Jeff Brittain
    • 2013 Bryan Amick
    • 2012 Kayce Shealy
    • 2011 Kristy Brittain
    • 2010 Patti Powell Fabel
    • 2009 Marla Westbury
    • 2008 John W. Pugh
    • 2007 Eric Terrell
    • 2006 Dawn Perry
    • 2005 Candace Frick
    • 2004 Deborah Bowers
    • 2003 Jennifer Baker
    • 2002 Marc LaPointe
    • 2001 Rosemary Brezden
    • 2000 Caroline F. Sullivan
    • 1999 Matthew C. Guerriero
    • 1998 Joanie Richardson
    • 1997 Terry Lewis
    • 1996 Joe Blizzard
    • 1995 Claudia Rathle
    • 1994 James Witte Bull, Jr.
    • 1993 Whitney Lela Rosch
    • 1992 Kelly W. Jones
    • 1991 Susan L. Steedman
    • 1990 E. Dawn Baxley
    • 1989 Florence R. Khouri
    • 1988 D. Brian Walker
    • 1987 Stan McCallum

Excellence in Innovation

Sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories

Nominees must have been a member of SCPhA for at least 3 years and must not have been a SCPhA officer in the past 2 years. They must demonstrate commitment to improving patient care through expansion of drug therapy management and pharmacy technology into a unique practice setting. They must also be licensed in South Carolina.

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    • 2022 Jarrod Tippins
    • 2021 Ranarda Jones
    • 2020 Amelia Milejczak
    • 2019 Donna Avant
    • 2018 Carmen Monts
    • 2017 Deborah Bowers
    • 2016 Tiffaney Threatt
    • 2015 Paul Flemming
    • 2014 Elliot Turner
    • 2013 Jessica Puckett-Beasley
    • 2012 Bryan Ziegler
    • 2011 James Sterrett
    • 2010 Lewis McKelvey
    • 2009 Kevin Hope
    • 2008 Wayne Wise
    • 2007 Daniel Bundrick
    • 2006 Reamer Bushardt
    • 2005 James L. Sain
    • 2004 Zoom Heaton
    • 2003 George Smith
    • 2002 Elizabeth Ashcraft
    • 2001 E. Eldon Armstrong
    • 2000 Mary Jo Fuller
    • 1999 Robert C. Hubbard, III
    • 1998 James Phillips
    • 1997 Herbert Hames
    • 1996 Quint McCoy
    • 1995 Doug Sutton
    • 1994 Joe Petrovitz

Technician of the Year

Sponsored by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association

Nominees must have been a member of SCPhA for the past 2 years. They must demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with patients and health care professionals to promote the value of technicians. Nominee must be someone influential that works to guide the profession of pharmacy technicians to become a stronger profession. They must be nominated by a pharmacist with direct knowledge of their work and they must be a state certified technician at the time of nomination.

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    • 2022 Jessica Friedel
    • 2021 Dana Lindsey
    • 2019 Jenni Thompson
    • 2018 Jameika Williams
    • 2015 Jamie Von Dohlen
    • 2013 Jane Babb
    • 2011 Antionette Hill
    • 2010 Lynn Guest
    • 2009 Katrina Freeman
    • 2008 Rick Foreman
    • 2007 Lindsay Wood
    • 2006 Angela Jackson
    • 2005 Sharon Entwistle
    • 2004 Ann Akers
    • 2003 Mary Smith
    • 2002 Ann Henderson
    • 2001 Nathaniel Rosario
    • 2000 Gina Baker
    • 1999 Angela Carlton

Student Pharmacist of the Year

Sponsored by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association

Nominations will be accepted from each campus in South Carolina (Presbyterian College, USC, and MUSC). The Dean or his/her designee from each campus may nominate one student pharmacist who is currently a student in good standing, has been a member of SCPhA for at least 1 year, demonstrates involvement in and promotion of SCPhA on their respective campus, and demonstrates passion for the profession, their patients and their community. They must not have previously received the award. It is not a requirement that the student be a past or present Junior Board Member of SCPhA or president/officer of their campus APhA-ASP chapter.

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    • 2022 Calynn Dioses
    • 2021 Nicholas V. Silvestri
    • 2020 Morgan Grier
    • 2019 Clayton Melson
    • 2018 Bailey Newman
    • 2017 Emily Huneycutt
    • 2016 Collin Kelly
    • 2015 Jean Whyte
    • 2014 Tonya Smith
    • 2013 Caroline Griggs

Generation Rx Champion Award (Discontinued)

Sponsored by Cardinal Health

Nominees must have been a member of SCPhA for the past 3 years and must demonstrate excellence in community-based prescription drug abuse prevention. The award is intended to recognize outstanding efforts within the pharmacy community to raise awareness of this serious public health problem. It is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth, and other members of the community. Nominees will be evaluated based upon the additional following criteria: involvement of other community groups in the planning and implementation of prevention programs; innovation and creativity in the creation and implementation of prevention activities; scope/magnitude of prescription drug abuse efforts and demonstrated impact of prescription drug abuse prevention efforts.

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    • 2018 Cheryl A. Anderson
    • 2016 Katelyn Hnat
    • 2015 Kristy Brittain
    • 2014 Pam Whitmire
    • 2013 Kayce Shealy on behalf of the Presbyterian College of Pharmacy’s APhA-ASP Generation Rx Project
    • 2012 Laura Knotts

Ralph Wilkie Distinguished Lifetime Service Award

Sponsored by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association

This award is not given every year.

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    • 2019 Lynn Connelly
    • 2014 Wayne Weart
    • 2011 Ralph Wilkie

Legislator of the Year

Sponsored by the South Carolina Pharmacy Association

This award is not given every year.

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    • 2008 Joe Wilson, Congress
    • 2007 Kit Spires, SC House of Representatives
    • 2006 Andre Bauer, Lieutenant Governor
    • 2005 Tracy Edge, SC House of Representatives
    • 2004 Ronnie Cromer, SC Senate
    • 2003 Ronnie Cromer, SC Senate
    • 2002 Mike Ross, Congress

Please note: Nominees must not have previously received the award and/or received an SCPhA award during the previous year.