Hal Wand of Buckeye, Ariz., executive director of the Arizona Board of Pharmacy and a 1979 alumnus of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, received a Public Service Award from the University of Arizona Alumni Association Nov. 4.
Wand began his service to pharmacy and Arizona in 1989, when he became a compliance officer for the Arizona Board of Pharmacy. Since then, he has been promoted first to deputy director and then, in 2003, to executive director. In addition, Wand has been elected to local school boards. He presently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
The Public Service Award recognizes individuals who are present or past holders of public office and who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the public.