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Of Note, Honors

2017
Pharm.D.'11 Jacqueline Hilton graduated from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine (Arizona) with her DMD in 2015, and recently graduated from a dental general practice residency from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medica Center in Chicago. She is currently working as a military contract general dentist at Vandenberg AFB in Lompoc, Calif.
Pharm.D.'09 Jonathan Ogurchuak, vice president for business operations and managing partner at PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy was name as one of Pittburgh Business Times' "Fast Trackers," an award given to up-and-comers under 40 years of age in the Pittsburgh area based on their past accomplishments, as well as potential for significant career advancement.
Pharm.D.'07 Ryan Koleno was awarded the 2017 Oncology Field Medical Excellence Award for Exemplary service from Pfizer, where is employed as a field medical director.
2016
Pharm.D.’12 Brandon Smith graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine with his M.D. and will complete his internal medicine residency at UPMC Mercy Hospital.
Pharm.D.’03 Maria Osborne, BCACP, CDE, was recently elected vice president of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Educational Foundation board of directors. She is a clinical pharmacist within UPMC St. Margaret Family Practices offices involved in the SCRIPT Project, a medical home research study being conducted in Pittsburgh.
P’96 Michelle (Wedge) Cooley received her MBA with dual specializations in health care management and operations management from the University of Scranton.
2015
Pharm.D.’11 Alyssa Conner was named one of Charlotte, NC area's "30 Under 30" by Elevate Lifestyle.
P’90 Joseph Muha graduated from the Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and was presented with the Distinguished Graduate Award.
2014
Pharm.D.’03 Maria Osborne, BCACP, was recently elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the PPA Educational Foundation.
P’96, Pharm.D.’00 Marsha McFalls was awarded a master's degree in education, instructional technology in August, 2013 from Duquesne University. Dr. McFalls is an assistant professor of pharmacy and director of the Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Practice at Duquesne.
P’66, ’77, ‘95 On Saturday, January 11, 2014, Anthony J. Colega (P'77, and his wife Cheryl P '95, ventured to the home of Leon Panella (P '66, for the 13th Annual Sopressata-Making Party where they were joined by about 40 friends, friends of friends, and Leon's fraternity brothers from Alpha Phi Delta. About 20 men produced 600 pounds of sopressata in one morning. It was a labor of love, and they can't wait to do it all over again!
P’80 Cindy Lee Alden was nominated for Top Ten Female Vocalistfor the ICM awards in Nashville. She is working on a new CD entitled His Royal Stamp.

Pennsylvania Pharmacist Association Awards


Pfizer “Bowl Of Hygeia” Award
2012 Richard Smiga (P'84)
2006 Theresa Talbott (P‘87)
PPA Pharmacist Of The Year Award
2010 Donna Hazel (P‘79)
2009 Gayle Cotchen (P‘76)
2008 Janet Astle (P’80)
2007 Gary Fields (P’76)
Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Companies “Distinguished Young Pharmacist” Award
2010 Maria Osborne (Pharm.D.‘03)
2007 Melissa Sherer Krause (Pharm.D.‘06)
2005 Jamie Holowka (P‘96)
PPA Preceptor Of The Year Award
2009 Andrew Altobelli (P‘76)
George S. Maggio Memorial Award
2008 Robert Maher (P’70)
Community Service Award
2009 Tamre Joyce (P’81)
2006 Philip S. Solomon (P‘59)
George H. Searight Memorial Award
2013 Melissa Sherer Krause (Pharm.D.'06)
2010 Donna Hazel (P’79)
2006 Anthony J. Colega (P'77)
Generation Rx Champions Award
2013 Tamre Joyce (P'81)