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UK College of Pharmacy Students Receive Top National Honor

Contact: Jill Holder

 

The award was presented to the Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students (KAPS) for professionalism in student mentoring, high school mentoring, and professional development workshops. The UK KAPS chapter also has developed pledges of professionalism, established awards and recognition ceremonies, and created chapter positions, including an impaired pharmacist liaison and a professional development committee.

 

April 23, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The American Pharmacists Association Academy of Students of Pharmacy (APhA-ASP) honored the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy student chapter with the Chapter Professionalism Award during its 2003 annual meeting in New Orleans.

The award was presented to the Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students (KAPS) for professionalism in student mentoring, high school mentoring, and professional development workshops. The UK KAPS chapter also has developed pledges of professionalism, established awards and recognition ceremonies, and created chapter positions, including an impaired pharmacist liaison and a professional development committee.

More than 100 UK College of Pharmacy students attended the meeting March 28-April 1. During the meeting, KAPS members also were honored for their work in the 2002 Operation Diabetes Campaign and the 2002 Operation Immunization Campaign.

Also participating in events or receiving honors were: Shannon Rumble, winner of the UK Patient Counseling Competition and participant in the National Patient Counseling Competition; J.D. Hammond, 2003 Merit Award for his poster presentation; Lori Bell Robertson, recipient of the Adele Lowe Leadership Grant for Lambda Kappa Sigma members; Jamie Hobbs, named to the National Professionalism Committee; and Gina Caldwell, UK College of Pharmacy Student Services director, named to the APhA-ASP Chapter Advisors Panel, representing Region 4.

The AphA-ASP represents more than 18,000 pharmacy students in the United States and Puerto Rico.


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