NCPA 2010 Student Chapter of the Year
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Student Chapter of Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy was named the 2010 Student Chapter of the Year at the 112th NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition in Philadelphia on Oct. 25.
The award criteria included commitment to community service, recruiting new members, promoting independent community pharmacy, and advocating legislative action.
“Being recognized as the top NCPA student chapter nationally is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and faculty to the profession of pharmacy,” said Dr. Jon Sprague, dean of the college. “The college is committed to assuring that all students receive the finest education possible.”
The first runner-up is the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. The second runner-up is the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. The Most Improved Chapter winner is the University of Southern Nevada-South Jordan.
In addition to being named chapter of the year, ONU’s Lauren Anderson, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Monroe, Mich., was awarded an NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarship and received a member of the year award. Professor Deirdre Myers, pharmacy and laboratory instructor, was honored as the Faculty Liaison of the Year.
"NCPA student chapters introduce future pharmacists to the world of independent community pharmacy ownership and its more patient-focused business model," said Sharlea Leatherwood, NCPA Foundation President. "So while we rightfully congratulate the exemplary work of this year's four award-winning chapters, we are also heartened by the work of every NCPA chapter, and feel even more confident about the future of independent community pharmacies."
The NCPA represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent a $93 billion health-care marketplace, have more than 315,000 employees including 62,400 pharmacists, and dispense over 41 percent of all retail prescriptions.