Student Awards and Honors

P3 Awards (awarded at the P3 Pinning Ceremony)

Therapeutics Award - The Department of Clinical Pharmacy presents this award to the student pharmacist who has demonstrated excellence in therapeutics course series as well as the ability to apply therapeutics knowledge.

The John H. Rodman Scholar Award - This award is presented to the student who achieved outstanding academic performance in the pharmacogenomics, pharmaco-kinetics and applied pharmacokinetics courses.

Medicinal Chemistry Award - The recipient demonstrated outstanding academic performance in the area of Medicinal Chemistry.

The Atul J. Shukla Pharmaceutics Award - The recipient demonstrated outstanding performance in the pharmaceutics course series and is judged by the department of pharmaceutics science faculty to have exhibited outstanding professional characteristics.

Pharmacy Administration Award - Is presented to the student pharmacist who achieved a high scholastic average in all pharmacy administration courses and is recommended by the faculty in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Excellence in Non-prescription Medication - Presented to the student who has exhibited outstanding academic performance in the study of non- prescription medications.

Professionalism Award - This award is chosen by student colleagues and is presented to the student deemed as the most professional student pharmacist in the Class.

Leadership Award - This award is selected by student colleagues and is presented to the students deemed to have exhibited admirable leadership during their tenure as a student in the College.

Community Service Award - This award is selected by students in the class and is awarded to students that have invested significant time and energy during their time as a student to improve the health of Tennesseans.

P4 Awards (awarded at the Honors, Awards, & Hooding Ceremony)

Valedictorian - The recipient will be the graduating senior student who has the highest academic average in the professional pharmacy curriculum.

Salutatorian - The recipient will be the graduating senior student who has the second highest academic average in the professional pharmacy curriculum.

Health Systems Pharmacists Leadership Award - Presented to the graduating student who has displayed an interest in institutional pharmacy practice and involvement in professional pharmacy organizations either student groups, state societies or national organizations. The recipient should have leadership experience with these groups and be in the upper one-half of his/her class.

ASHP Clinical Skills Competition Award - This award recognizes the student team who won the Clinical Skills Competition within the College and represented the College at the annual meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

APhA-ASP Chapter Leadership Award - This award is given to the student(s) who have demonstrated exemplary leadership within the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy chapter.

APhA-ASP National Leadership Award - This award is presented to a student pharmacist who has made a significant contribution to the profession of pharmacy through regional or national elected or appointed service within the American Pharmacists Association.

APhA-ASP Patient Counseling Award - This award is presented to the graduating student who won the College’s Patient Counseling Competition and subsequently competed at the annual meeting of the American Pharmacists Association.

SNPhA Leadership Award - The Student National Pharmacist Association recognizes a student from their membership who has demonstrated outstanding leadership.

Tom Sharp Sr. Leadership Award - The recipient is a student pharmacist who has not only demonstration leadership, but has advanced the profession of pharmacy through active participation in the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.

The Martin L. Hamner Award - This award is given to the student who served as Honor Council president.

The John Butler Award - This award is presented to the graduating student who has exhibited outstanding leadership and interest in institutional, administrative, and management areas.

Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice - The U.S. Public Health Service presents this award to the graduating student who has demonstrated a commitment to public health and public health practice.

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Outstanding Leader - The graduating student who has displayed accomplishment as a leader; nonacademic characteristics common in a leader; and is in the top 25% of the class.

Teva Pharmaceuticals Outstanding Student Award - Presented to the graduating student who excels in the study of pharmacy.

GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Patient Care Award - The graduating student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in community or hospital practice, communication skills, patient counseling, patient case presentation, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, Clinical Literature, health screening, etc.

Roche Pharmacy Communications Award - The recipient is selected on the basis of (1) demonstration of knowledge application in the practice of pharmacy to patients and to other health practitioners; (2) providing instructions and guidance to patients in the clinical practice of pharmacy: and (3) demonstration of commitment to the pharmacy profession, compassion towards patients and being career oriented.

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Pharmacy Award - Recipient should be in upper 25% of class, demonstrate high professional motivation and the intent to enter practice upon graduation, demonstrate superior proficiency in provision of drug information services.

Facts and Comparisons Award Of Excellence in Clinical Communication - Recipient should be in top 25% of class academically and demonstrate superior verbal and written clinical communication skills.

Merck Award (2 awards) - Outstanding performance in the senior class. The specific criteria area: (1) academic excellence; (2) qualities that warrant other recognition.

Outstanding Student Award - The graduating student selected by classmates as the person possessing the professional characteristics of an outstanding future pharmacy practitioner.

Feurt Scholars Award - Recognizes the graduates in the Dual Pharm.D./Ph.D. Program.

Nuclear Pharmacy Certificate Recipients - The graduating students are recognized for their dedication and accomplishment in completing 224 hours of special training in basic radioisotope techniques.

Community Pharmacy Services Award - This award recognizes student commitment to provide healthcare for the citizens of Tennessee.

Community Pharmacy Leadership Award - This award recognizes a student’s commitment to leadership within the community arena.

Rachel Welton Community Service Award - This award is presented to the graduating student for outstanding service to the community.

Natural Medicine Database Recognition Award - This is presented to the student who has exhibited special interest in natural medicines and evidence- based approach to natural medicines.

MAPS Outstanding Leadership Award - This award is presented by the Memphis Area Pharmacists Society to the outstanding leader in the graduating class.

MSCCP Outstanding Achievements in Clinical Pharmacy Practice - The recipient demonstrates outstanding commitment to the principles of clinical pharmacy and dedication to the promotion of pharmacy practice as a vital component of patient care.

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges – Graduating students who have demonstrated academic performance, participation in extracurricular activities, and community service.

Academia Award - Presented to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in academia.

Honors

The College of Pharmacy is authorized to grant honors for academic excellence. Students may graduate with honors, with high honors, or with highest honors in accordance with appropriate cumulative grade point averages based on performance in the professional curriculum only. Determination of honors will be made at the end of the fall semester of the 4th academic year. Grade Point Designation is as follows:

3.50 - 3.69 with honors
3.70 - 3.84 with high honors
3.85 - 4.00 with highest honors

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Student Affairs
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James C. Eoff III, PharmD
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Knoxville Campus

Debbie Byrd, PharmD, BCPS
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Knoxville Campus

Peter A. Chyka, PharmD
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