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Wegmans School of Pharmacy Honors Students During Hooding Ceremony


Wegmans School of Pharmacy Honors Students During Hooding Ceremony

During the May 10 Wegmans School of Pharmacy hooding ceremony, faculty honored graduating students with prestigious awards.

The winners included:

Deans Circle Award – Given to students whose GPA was in the top 10% of the class.

Recipients: Matthew Canciller, John Cottom, Amy Fadden, Christa Minnehan, Kristine Ossman, Michelle Sedar, and Michelle Zhang

Teva Outstanding Achievement Award – Given to a student who demonstrated outstanding achievement.

Recipient: Kristine Ossman

Facts and Comparisons Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication – For a student who is in the top 25% of the class and demonstrated superior verbal and written skills.

Recipient: Toni Zahorian

Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Awards – Presented to a student who is in the top 25% of the class, and who has demonstrated high professional motivation and a unique ability to communicate drug information.

Recipient: Donghun Choi

Thiem Scholarships – Awarded to the students who were in the Top 5% of scores in the PCOA Exam in the 2013 graduating class.

Recipients: Justin Acker, Eric Amos, Matthew Canciller, John Cottom, Christina Keltz, and Jason Perroti

Lilly Achievement Award – Given to a student who has demonstrated superior scholastic and professional achievement.

Recipient: Kristine Ossman

Merck Award – Presented to two students who have demonstrated excellence in clinical skills and time management.

Recipients: Christopher Dubik and Michelle Sedar

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Graduation Award – Awarded to a student who has demonstrated efforts to minimize adverse effects due to inappropriate use of natural medicines and encourage an evidence-based approach to natural medicines.

Recipient: Jessica Lynch

McKesson Leadership Award – Given to a student who demonstrated critical leadership skills in the program.

Recipient: Krystina Schweitzer

American Institute of the History of Pharmacy – Presented to a student who displayed excellence in pharmaceutical history.

Recipient: Eric Amos

APhA-Senior Recognition Certificate – Given to the student who made the greatest contribution to the Wegmans School of Pharmacy APhA-ASP Student Chapter.

Recipient: Krystina Schweitzer

APhA-ASP Most Dedicated Member Award – Given to the senior members of APhA who have made significant contributions to the school chapter. The recipients were nominated and voted on by the members of the organization.

Recipients: Ellen Arutunian, Kathryn Tripp Birken

Natural Standard Research Collaboration Award – Given to a graduating student who has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas: perpetuating multidisciplinary, evidence-based research practices; or healthcare communication/information.

Recipient: Alexandra Danforth

PSSNY Award – Given to a student who took leadership roles in activities with the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York.

Recipient: Tony Zahorian

Excellence in Experiential Education – Given to the top 10% of students for their Core rotations.

Recipients: Ellen Arutunian, Jenette Casey, Christina Keltz, Nicole Longo, Christa Minnehan, My Lien Thi Nguyen, Kristine Ossman, and Michelle Sedar

Kathryn Birken receives her hood from Dr. Christine Birnie and Dr. Warren Richards.

John McDonald responds to cheers from classmates and his family. 

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