Alumni Awards

Alumni Awards Nomination Form

Alumni Awards Reception Registration

Alumni awards are presented in order to recognize outstanding individual accomplishments.
The alumni association calls for nominations for the awards annually and selection is made during a Winter or Spring meeting
of the Alumni Affairs Board.


  • Distinguished Alumni Award

    Alumni recipients will be selected from alumni nominees for accomplishment throughout the span of a career. Any of the following criteria may be used in submitting nominations:

    • Outstanding accomplishments in the profession considered to be distinctive and pioneering in nature and scope;
    • Leadership in the profession through service in local, state, or national pharmacy organizations, or in organizations active in the promotion of pharmacy;
    • Leadership in local, state, or national government, community civic organizations or service groups;
    • Service to The University of Oklahoma through commitment of time or other resources aiding the development of the College of Pharmacy or the broader university.

    Latest Recipents

    2018  Terry Cothran 
    2017  Cynthia J. Boyle  
    2016  Robert Standridge  
    2015  B. Douglas Hoey     
    2014  Tom R. Webber     
    2013  Marshall Scantlin 
    2012  Travis Watts     
    2011  Mark St. Cyr    
    2009  Loyd V. Allen    

    All Recipients



  • E. Blanche Sommers Award

    Alumni recipients will be selected from alumni nominees who have made important contributions to the profession and community within five (5) years of graduation. The award is presented to recent graduates of The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy in accord with the interests of Dr. E. Blanche Sommers in fostering the development of and recognizing the early achievements of potentially outstanding future practitioners.

    Latest Recipents

    2018  Naomi Kozlowski
    2017  Christian Bnasky
    2016  Wei Cheng Yuet
    2015  David George     
    2013 Jamie Farley    
    2012  Dared Price     
    2011  Melissa Abbott     
    2011  Emily Borders
    2009  Jacqueline King     
    2008  Joshua Sheffield     

    All Recipients

  • Ralph D. Bienfang Outstanding Practitioner Award

    This award will be given to a pharmacist in Oklahoma who has exemplified the characteristics of Professor Ralph D. Bienfang - service orientation, sensitivity to human needs, ability to communicate verbally and in writing, ability to inspire fellow practitioners, leadership within the profession, and a broad base of interests and accomplishments within and outside of pharmacy - over a period of time. Individuals nominated could be graduates of any school or college of pharmacy.


    Latest Recipents

    2018  Lonny Wilson
    2017  Patricia McAlester Witt
    2016  Bill Osborn
    2015  Nancy Kay LaPorte     
    2014  Nancy Nesser     
    2013  Laura Petty     
    2012  E. Scott Henley     
    2011  Mary Kay Vaughan     
    2009  Tommy Bishop     

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  • Special Service Citation

    This citation is given only on rare occasion to recognize an individual who has made extraordinary contributions of exceptional quality to the College of Pharmacy or to the pharmacy profession and leading to events widely recognized as seminal and of such merit as to warrant special honor and recognition.


    Latest Recipents

    2018  Sandy Warner
    2017  Robin V. Thomas
    2016  Shellie Keast
    2012  Marguerite Jones Lane
    2011  Shauna Peterson     
    2008  Jack Munn     
    2008  Vincent Dennis     
    2006  Thomas Kupiec     

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  • Outstanding Young Alumni Award

    Alumni recipients are to be selected from alumni nominees who have made important contributions to the profession of pharmacy within ten (10) years of graduation.


    Latest Recipents

    2018  Leigh Ann (Anderson) Peek
    2017  Thomas Ross Clark
    2015  Mai Phillips     
    2014  Bethany Holderread     
    2013  Jack Drakeford     
    2012  Rebecca (Becky) Schmidt     
    2011  Rahi M. Bigdely     
    2009  Joshua Sheffield     

    All Recipients