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. 

See our news story for a list of the recipients who will receive awards at Homecoming 2014.

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The Jack R. Cole, PhD, Distinguished Alumnus Award

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.

To nominate

  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. Anyone 21 years of age or over may nominate.
  3. Nominations should consist of not more than three letters describing the nominee's major contributions and qualifications for the award, a short biography of the nominee and the nominee's curriculum vitae.
  4. All nomination materials must be postmarked or received by email by June 30 to be considered for presentation within the following 12 months.

 

The Findlay E. Russell, MD, PhD, Distinguished Citizen Award  

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.

To nominate

  1. Two or more individuals may be nominated together if they performed as a team in their contributions or achievements.
  2. Anyone 21 years of age or over may nominate.
  3. Nominations should consist of not more than three letters describing the nominee's major contributions and qualifications for the award, a short biography of the nominee and the nominee's curriculum vitae.
  4. All nomination materials must be postmarked or received by email by June 30 to be considered for presentation within the following 12 months.

 

The Danny and Rae Jacob Award for Pharmacy Practice

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.

To nominate

  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 to be considered for presentation within the following 12 months.


three men hold awards

More about awards

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

Send your nominations by June 30 to Alumni Affairs College of Pharmacy, PO Box 210202, Tucson, AZ 85721 or email them to alumniaffairs@pharmacy.arizona.edu

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.See  the awards story from 2012 and the one from 2013 to learn who received Alumni Association awards in past years.

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.

Photos on this page are of 2013 award winners Mike and Kathy Kalsman, Ted Tong, Allen Lew and Jack Cole.

 

 

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