The UMKC School of Pharmacy recognized a number of graduating students and two faculty members with special awards and honors during the 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 17 at the Swinney Recreation Center.
2019 Student Awards
Kimberly Ehrhard — Douglas Adcock Memorial Award: Graduate who exhibits concern for others with a desire to practice pharmacy in the public health sector.
Alexandra Ruby — American College of Apothecaries Community Pharmacy Achievement Award: Student with outstanding scholastic achievement, participation in school activities, and plans to pursue a career in independent community pharmacy.
Haley Hilden, Amanda Morelock, Nichole Sherwood — APhA-ASP Senior Recognition Certificate Award: Graduates who have done the most for the UMKC student branch of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP).
Kaitlyn Hollenberg — American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Award: Professional achievement, recognized leadership, and commitment to serving others.
Curtiss Lane, Michelle Sproat, James Unverferth — Merck Academic Excellence Award Students with noteworthy academic achievement in the area of medicinal chemistry.
Amanda Rackers — Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award: Recognizes a student with superior academic achievement, professional motivation and a demonstrated ability to communicate drug information.
Madelin Leal, Amanda Morelock, Alexandra Ruby — Pharmacy Alumni Association Award: Students who exhibited outstanding leadership in school affairs.
Sierra Richard, Nichole Sherwood — UMKC Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Honor Recipient: Recognizes exceptional students who maintain high scholastic performance while actively participating in University and community leadership, as well as service activities outside of the classroom.
Jacquelyn Bradley — United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award: Significant leadership contributions to and participation in programs that benefit medically underserved communities.
Senior of the Year Student Organizational Honors
Recognizing overall dedication, tireless service, outstanding leadership and professionalism to the UMKC Collegiate Chapters
Samantha Breckenridge — Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy
Kimberly Ehrhard, Amanda Rackers, Sierra Richard — American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists
Kimberly Ehrhard — College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
Ibrahim Shilbaya — Kappa Epsilon
Alison Nance, Michael Scott — Kappa Psi
Alexandra Ruby — National Community Pharmacists Association
Sierra Richard — Phi Lambda Sigma
Sophie Didier — Public Health Organization
Michelle Sproat — Rho Chi
Curtiss Lane — Student College of Clinical Pharmacy
Alaa Abdelhakiem — Student National Pharmaceutical Association
Faculty of the Year Honors
Kylie Barnes, Pharm.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration — Class of 2019 Teacher of the Year
Amanda Stanke, Pharm.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration — Ro Chi Teacher of the Year