Professional Pharmacy Organizations Recognize Graduating Members

Each year, the professional pharmacy organizations within the college’s PharmD program recognize a graduating member for their instrumental leadership and outstanding contributions made during their time with the organization. Their commitment to their organization and to the field of pharmacy is well-noted in the comments below.

Please help us to congratulate these graduating PharmCAT leaders.

Academy of Managed Pharmacy Care Award Recipient: Kristen Pyland
The Academy of Managed Pharmacy Care’s (AMCP) mission is to empower its members to serve society by using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all.

Daniel Streng from AMCP writes, “Kristen was a phenomenal president and leader for AMCP. She worked incredibly hard to build, grow, and improve our chapter. Her dedication is truly responsible for the success of our organization. We appreciate all of her hard work!”

APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists Award Recipient: Eliane Fossati
The mission of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy.

Brooke Whittington from APhA writes, “Eliane has demonstrated exemplary leadership in her role as past-president of APhA-ASP. Despite fulfilling her term, she graciously remained as our unofficial mentor. She has shown determination and persistence in the face of adversity and helped pave the way for successful years to come. Her impact does not go unnoticed. We wish her the best in her future endeavors and thank her for her continuous involvement at the College.”

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Award Recipient: Aileen Dauz
The mission of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is to encourage pharmacists and other members of the health care team to improve the quality of care for our aging population through medication management.

Alison Weygint and Bobbie Le from ASCP writes, “The University of Arizona’s American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Chapter would like to honor Aileen Dauz for her outstanding commitment to our organization. Aileen was instrumental in keeping the Interprofessional Student Clinics at St. Luke’s Home at a pivotal moment when we needed to decide if the clinics would go on. Not only has our organization benefited from her initiative and leadership, but so have many students and older adults.”

Arizona Pharmacy Association - Student Pharmacist Academy Award Recipient: Kassie Notbohm
The Arizona Pharmacy Association (AzPA) is committed to serving and representing all pharmacy professionals in all practice settings. AzPA fosters safe and effective medication therapy, promotes innovative practice, and empowers its members to serve the health care needs of the public.

AzPA - SPA writes, “AzPA would like to honor Kassie Notbohm. Kassie has been an amazing leader for our organization and has advocated for the profession of pharmacy at events like Pharmacy Day at the Capitol and NACDS RxIMPACT Day on Capitol Hill. Her dedication has helped our organization progress and she has always represented the College of Pharmacy well. We wish her the best on her future endeavors. Congratulations Kassie!”

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Award Recipient: Ann Shangraw
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Student Chapter exists to encourage all student pharmacists to become more knowledgeable about CPNP and the profession of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy.

CNPN writes, “Ann Shangraw is being honored for being an amazing president and fearless leader of our organization. Despite many obstacles, Ann was able to put many things in place to be implemented by CPNP during the next year, including mug fundraising, several ideas toward a mental health day, and the new educational coordinator position for our depression poster. We know Ann will be successful no matter where she goes! Thank you, Ann.”

International Pharmaceutical Students Federation Award Recipients: Joanna Deng
The International Pharmaceutical Students Federation’s (IPSF) goal is to study and promote the interests of pharmaceutical students and to encourage international cooperation among them.

Joss Delaune from IPSF writes, “Joanna Deng is an exemplary role model and leader. One of the most admirable things about her was her ability to inspire success in those around her through her own enthusiasm. There is a balancing act in managing schoolwork and club activities, but she made it seamless. Her efforts produced success on campus and internationally, but also motivated the people around her and guided a smooth transition to new leadership.”

Kappa Psi (Zeta Chi) Award Recipient: Chelsea Drake
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. is the world's oldest and largest pharmacy fraternity. The Zeta Chi chapter was founded in May 2018 at the University of Arizona Phoenix Campus.

Shana Shriber from Kappa Psi writes, “We are proud to recognize a Brother who was key to bringing Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. to the Phoenix campus for the chartering of the Zeta Chi Chapter. In addition to serving as Chapter Regent and creating professional development and servant leadership opportunities, she has brought purpose, love, and friendship into my own life and the lives of other Brothers, as well. Congratulations on your well-deserved success, Chelsea Drake!”

National Community Pharmacists Association Award Recipients: Christelle Feliciano and Cecilio Castaneda
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy in the United States.

NCPA writes, “NCPA is extremely proud to present Christelle Feliciano and Cecilio Castaneda with awards for NCPA’s P4 student nomination. Christelle was a model mentor to the NCPA e-board team with optimism and a dedication to the projects that were presented. She became a motivational beacon for her peers. Cecilio was a dedicated and essential member in reducing error and increasing volume of distribution. He presented a level of responsibility and commitment that others saw. We wish both Christelle and Cecilio our best wishes in their future careers!”

PediaCATS Award Recipient: Mo Fung
PediaCATS is committed to improving the health of children and promoting pediatric education among healthcare professionals.

Trang Pham from PediaCATS writes, “PediaCATS would like to honor Mo Fung. As former President, Mo has made tremendous contributions to the organization, including her involvement in Project Taking Charge and PharmCAMP. Her diligence and dedication allowed the organization to continue to advocate for the well-being of children within our community and promote pediatric education amongst student pharmacists. We would like to thank her and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors!”

Phi Delta Chi Alpha Nu Chapter Award Recipient: Bianca Glab
The Mission of Phi Delta Chi is to provide a lifelong home for pharmacy professionals inspiring Brotherhood, Leadership, Service, and Scholarship.

Ajla Mujezinovic from Phi Delta Chi writes, “Bianca has done an outstanding job representing our chapter. She currently serves in a regional director position within our fraternity overseeing eight other chapters in our region. Bianca regularly travels to Tucson to attend our events despite living in Phoenix and being on her APPE rotations. She is more than willing to help in any capacity we need and is a wonderful example of brotherhood and leadership for our fraternity and the College of Pharmacy. We look forward to working with Bianca in the future because she will be a competent and caring pharmacist. Thank you, Bianca, for your continuous service to the pharmacy profession and for being a role model for us all!”

Phi Lambda Sigma Award Recipient: Ariane Guthrie
The Mission of the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society is to foster and recognize leaders and to support leadership commitment.

Claire Birch Yeoman from Phi Lambda Sigma writes, “Ariane was an excellent President for Phi Lambda Sigma she embodies what leadership means and we were grateful to have had her leading our organization. Ariane’s involvement led her to be an inspiration to other students. She facilitated several events between organizations while always being available to guide and help the current PLS officers. We are thankful for all that Ariane has done and we hope the organization continues to be led with a parallel passion and dedication.”

Rho Chi Award Recipient: Hunter Hoffman
The Rho Chi Society, pharmacy's academic honor society, encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and fosters fellowship among its members.

Lauren Rimsza from Rho Chi writes, “The Rho Chi Outstanding Senior Student Award commemorates the Rho Chi member who shows dedication and drive to achieve not only their academic goals, but their career goals as well. Hunter has embodied this during his time here at the College of Pharmacy, helping to further advance the position of Rho Chi, while showing initiative and drive to excel in his own life. Rho Chi would like to thank you for all your hard work for our organization and best of luck moving forward.”

Student College of Clinical Pharmacy Award Recipient: Tyler Eastep
The Student College of Clinical Pharmacy (SCCP) educates members on clinical and interprofessional practice, clinical research, residencies and specialized pharmacy practice.

Aeryana Beaudrie-Nunn from SCCP writes, “SCCP would like to recognize Tyler Eastep with the Outstanding Leadership Award. Tyler is the Immediate-Past President of our organization. In his longstanding involvement with SCCP, he has led our Chapter with excellence, established the Chapter’s annual journal club opportunity contributing to the professional development of all COP students, and represented the UA COP nationally in the esteemed ACCP Clinical Research Challenge Semifinals in 2019. The UA COP SCCP and its members have certainly advanced because of Tyler’s exceptional leadership. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as a PGY1 resident. Congratulations Tyler!”