On September 29, 2018, College of Pharmacy alumni, faculty, students, staff, and well-wishers met at Dover’s Dining Room at the DoubleTree Austin to honor accomplished alumni at the annual Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony. Formerly part of the college’s homecoming festivities, the Alumni Reception and Award Ceremony was presented this year in conjunction with the 66th Annual Pharmacy Practice Seminar (PPS).
After a welcome and remarks from Assistant Dean for Development & Alumni Relations Susan Brown and Dean M. Lynn Crismon, Alumni Association President-Elect Andrew Hwang (Pharm.D. ’15) introduced the first speaker to honor the winners.
Outgoing Alumni Association President Steven Knight (Pharm.D. ’09) was awarded the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. Connie Gelineau (Pharm.D. ’07), 2017’s recipient, presented the award to Knight.
Dennis Wiesner (B.S. ’70) presented the Legend of Pharmacy Award to College of Pharmacy Professor Salomon Stavchansky, Ph.D., who gave a rousing speech in the presence of his supportive family.
The Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award went to two outstanding alumni: Sandra Guckian (B.S. ’89, M.S. ’97) and Donna Montemayor (B.S. ’88). Jeanne Waggener (B.S. ’72) presented the award.
The evening wouldn’t have been complete without a rousing rendition of “The Eyes of Texas” led by current College of Pharmacy students in attendance.
Congratulations to all of the deserving winners, and many thanks to everyone who made this special event possible.