Frank Nice of Derwood, Md., a 1981 alumnus of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received the Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award for 2011 from the University of Arizona Alumni Association Nov. 4.
Nice, a project manager and consultant pharmacist at the Food and Drug Administration in Maryland, has organized and made more than 36 medical missions to serve the very poor people of Haiti. Fourteen of those missions have been at his own expense.
In 1996, Nice made his first trip to Haiti to evaluate the medical needs of the people in the Leon region. Each year since then, Nice has organized progressively larger healthcare teams, which now include pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and dentists, to visit the island nation. Nice and the other volunteers donate all time and personal expenses to carry out these missions.
The Leo B. Hart Humanitarian Award is given for outstanding contributions to social justice and welfare.