Awards to Alumni & Friends

The UA College of Pharmacy regularly recognizes alumni and other supporters with awards acknowledging their professional achievements, service to the college or health care, and leadership within pharmacy or other disciplines. 

The Danny and Rae Jacob Award for Pharmacy Practice
Will be presented in fall 2017.

This award, which includes a gift of $1,000 (per award), recognizes outstanding pharmacy practitioners for their quality of practice and service to the community and profession.

Recipients must be graduates of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy or have another significant relationship to the college (i.e., faculty appointment, donor, adviser or other service commitment) that has lasted five or more years. Two or more individuals may be nominated  together if they performed as a team. Additionally, a recipient must:

  • practice pharmacy in an innovative and patient-oriented manner;
  • demonstrate high standards of compassion and caring;
  • be actively involved in service to the profession through state and/or national professional organizations;
  • be actively involved in service to his or her community.

Instructions for nomination:

  1. Anyone 21 years of age or over may nominate.
  2. Nominations should consist of no more than three letters of support.
  3. All nomination materials must be postmarked or received by email by June 30, 2017 to be considered for presentation within the following 12 months. Send your nominations for the Pharmacy Practice award by June 30, 2017 to Alumni Affairs College of Pharmacy, PO Box 210202, Tucson, AZ 85721 or email them to alumniaffairs@pharmacy.arizona.edu.

The Jack R. Cole, PhD, Distinguished Alumnus Award
Will be presented in 2018.

Established in 1992, this award, which is an engraved medallion, recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has:

  • achieved success in a pharmaceutical or other capacity;
  • helped to further the mission of the College of Pharmacy;
  • provided leadership to the profession and the community; and
  • made a positive impact on the state, nation and world.

Instructions for nomination:

  1. Candidates for the Cole Distinguished Alumnus Award must be a graduate of the UA College of Pharmacy. Two or more individuals may be nominated together if they performed as a team in their contributions or achievements.
  2. Nominations should consist of not more than three letters from nominators describing the contributions of the individual that make him/her eligible for this award, together with a short biography of the nominee and the nominee's curriculum vitae. 
  3. Send your nominations for the Pharmacy Practice award to Alumni Affairs College of Pharmacy, PO Box 210202, Tucson, AZ 85721 or email them to alumniaffairs@pharmacy.arizona.edu.

2015 Jacob Award winnerThe Findlay E. Russell, MD, PhD, Distinguished Citizen Award  
Will be presented in 2018.
Established in 1992, this award, which is an engraved medallion, recognizes an individual who is not a graduate of the UA College of Pharmacy who has:

  • achieved success in a healthcare or other capacity;
  • helped to further the mission of the College of Pharmacy;
  • provided leadership to the profession and the community; and
  • made a positive impact on the state, nation and world.

Instructions for nomination:

  1. Two or more individuals may be nominated together if they performed as a team in their contributions or achievements.
  2. Nominations should consist of not more than three letters from nominators describing the contributions of the individual that make him/her eligible for this award, together with a short biography of the nominee and the nominee's curriculum vitae.
  3. Send your nominations for the Pharmacy Practice award to Alumni Affairs College of Pharmacy, PO Box 210202, Tucson, AZ 85721 or email them to alumniaffairs@pharmacy.arizona.edu.

More about awards

The awards described above will be presented at special events determined by the College of Pharmacy. The recipient of the Pharmacy Practice Award is selected by a representative of the Jacob family and approved by the college. The final selections for the distinguished alumnus and distinguished citizen are made by the dean of the college.

University of Arizona alumni and other individuals may also be recognized with various awards sponsored by the UA Alumni Association. There are Alumni Association awards for service to the university, public service and other accomplishments.

The complete list of Alumni Association awards and criteria is available on the UA alumni website. Contact the College of Pharmacy alumni office if you'd like to discuss nominating an individual for one of these awards or for the association's Alumnus of the Year.

Go to In Honor of for information about the namesakes of the awards given by the college and a list of past recipients of those awards. See the awards stories from 2013, 2014 and 2015 to learn more about the recipients.

Photo: 2015 award winner Sandra Brownstein (center) with Janet Cooley and Jenene Spencer of experiential education.

 

Originally posted: August 29, 2013
Last updated: April 19, 2017
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