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

    B. Douglas Hoey     2015
    Tom R. Webber     2014
    Marshall Scantlin     2013
    Travis Watts     2012
    Mark St. Cyr     2011
    Loyd V. Allen     2009

    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

    David George     2015
    Jamie Farley     2013
    Dared Price     2012
    Melissa Abbott     2011
    Emily Borders     2011
    Jacqueline King     2009
    Joshua Sheffield     2008

    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

    Nancy Kay LaPorte     2015
    Nancy Nesser     2014
    Laura Petty     2013
    E. Scott Henley     2012
    Mary Kay Vaughan     2011
    Tommy Bishop     2009

    All Recipients

  • 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

    Marguerite Jones Lane     2012
    Shauna Peterson     2011
    Jack Munn     2008
    Vincent Dennis     2008
    Thomas Kupiec     2006

    All Recipients

  • 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

    Mai Phillips     2015
    Bethany Holderread     2014
    Jack Drakeford     2013
    Rebecca (Becky) Schmidt     2012
    Rahi M. Bigdely     2011
    Joshua Sheffield     2009

    All Recipients