Alumni Awards

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. 

Learn more about the award namesakes and view previous winners

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 pharmaceutical or other capacities
  • Helped to further the mission of the College of Pharmacy
  • Provided leadership to the profession and the community
  • Made a positive impact on the state, nation and world
Instructions for nomination: 
  • 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
  • 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. 

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
  • Made a positive impact on the state, nation and world 
Instructions for nomination:
  • Two or more individuals may be nominated together if they performed as a team in their contributions or achievements
  • 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.

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 
  • Instructions for nomination:
  • Anyone 21 years of age or over may nominate
  • Nominations should consist of no more than three letters of support

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.

Sending Nominations

Please email nominations to the College of Pharmacy Alumni Affairs or mail letters to:
Alumni Affairs College of Pharmacy
PO Box 210202
Tucson, AZ 85721