Preceptor Honors

Wm. Arlyn Kloesel Preceptor of the Year Award

Dr. Celeste Vinluan

Dr. Celeste Vinluan 2016 Wm. Kloesel Preceptor of the Year award winner.

Dr. Celeste Vinluan earned a BS in General Biology from The University of California, San Diego in 2005, and received her Pharm.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus in Richmond in 2012.  In 2013 she completed a PGY1 Residency with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, and also received a Residency Teaching Certificate from the Arnold & Marie College of Pharmacy Long Island University.  She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy.  Celeste came to The University of Texas El Paso’s Cooperative Pharmacy Program in September 2013, where she supervised numerous P4 students in Adult Medicine rotations. As of this summer has accepted a position with West Coast University in Los Angeles.


Master Preceptor Recognition Program

Todd Canada, Pharm.D. receives national preceptor award


Todd Canada, Pharm.D. receives national preceptor award

The Master Preceptor Recognition Program was inaugurated in 2014 by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Designed to honor the “best of the best”, this program recognizes preceptors who not only demonstrate a sustained commitment to excellence in the areas of teaching, practice, experiential education, and professional citizenship, but who also teach others to excel in these areas. Nominees must have served a minimum of ten years as a preceptor for the nominating college of pharmacy.

Dr. Todd Canada, was one of seven preceptors selected from across the nation to receive this national award.  Canada is also a recipient of the 2004 Kloesel Preceptor of the Year Award, and has served previously as regional director and currently as a coordinator for the Galveston/Houston regional experiential program. He is employed by The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where he precepts students on critical care/nutrition support rotations, and also serves as a preceptor to pharmacy residents.


Wm. Arlyn Kloesel Preceptor of the Year Award Recipients

1989 Bill Edwards
1990 Charles Barnes
1991 Julia Janich
1992 George Holmgreen
1993 Cynthia Meyers
1994 Emory Martin
1995 Jason Wong
1996 Jeanine Love
1997 John C. “Bud” Johnson
1998 Conrad Gamboa
1999 Jon Herrington
2000 Danny Hernandez and Scott Soefje
2001 Pam Leal
2002 Holli Temple
2003 Gilbert Parra
2004 Todd Canada
2005 Bob Talbert
2006 William Linn
2007 Jon Albrecht
2008 Curtis Triplitt
2009 Reba Williams
2010 Randy Ball
2011 Diane Schuetze
2012 Steven Knight
2013 Aida Garza
2014 Megan Fleming
2015 Lance Ray
2016 Celeste Vinluan


 Regional Preceptors of the Year

From left: Arlyn Kloesel; 2016 regional preceptor award winners Sueli Tovar, Reba Williams, Jacqueline Navarrete accepting for Celeste Vinluan, Rania Kattura; Dean Lynn Crismon

From left: Arlyn Kloesel; 2016 regional preceptor award winners Sueli Tovar, Reba Williams, Jacqueline Navarrete accepting for Celeste Vinluan, Rania Kattura; Dean Lynn Crismon

2016
Austin/Temple/Waco: Rania Kattura, Pharm.D.
Dallas/Fort Worth: Reba Williams, R.Ph.
El Paso: Celeste Vinluan, Pharm.D.
Galveston/Houston: Todd Canada, Pharm.D.
Rio Grande Valley: Sueli Tovar, Pharm.D.

2015
Austin/Temple/Waco: Archana Banerjee, R.Ph.
Dallas/Fort Worth:  Lance Ray, Pharm.D.
El Paso: Terri Martinez, Pharm.D.
Galveston/Houston: Dehuti Pandya, Pharm.D.
Rio Grande Valley: Ben Fry, R.Ph.

2014
Austin/Temple/Waco: Angela Solis, R.Ph.
Dallas/Fort Worth: Megan Fleming, Pharm.D.
El Paso: Jenny Splawn, Pharm.D.
Galveston/Houston: Nga Nguyen, Pharm.D.
Rio Grande Valley: Marcos Reyes, Pharm.D.
San Antonio: Conrado Gamboa, R.Ph.

2013
Austin/Temple/Waco: Aida Garza, Pharm.D. and Katherine Shea, Pharm.D.
Dallas/Fort Worth: Chris McGough, Pharm.D.
El Paso: Enrique Soto-Ruiz, Pharm.D.
Galveston/Houston: Jeffrey Bruno, Pharm.D., Susan Loughlin, Pharm.D., Phung Kim Nguyen, Pharm.D., Hanna Palmer, Pharm.D., Dehuti Pandya, Pharm.D., Melanie Ruegger, Pharm.D., Walter David Spence, R.Ph.,and Anila Thomas, Pharm.D.
Rio Grande Valley: Stephen Gore, Pharm.D. and John Smith, Pharm.D.
San Antonio: Jodie Gee, Pharm.D.