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Our alums who have had their pharmacist license for at least 50 years: 
     Jack M. Cantrell, R.Ph., Ph.D., BSPHARM ‘68
     Mark C. Cooper, R.Ph., BSPHARM ‘68
     Herbert W. Hatton, R.Ph., BSPHARM ‘67
     Curtis L. Pickels, R.Ph., BSPHARM ‘68
     Terry D. Shaw, PHARM ‘80

Georgia Gov. Deal appointed Hal Henderson, BSPHARM '76,  to the State Board of Pharmacy. Henderson is a strategic account executive for Omnicare. 

The results of the GPhA election were announced at the Georgia Pharmacy Convention in June. Nikki Bryant, PHARM '03, was elected as GPhA Region 3 President (Columbus area) and Matt Crist, PHARM '99, was elected as GPhA Region 6 President (Macon area). Ashley London, PHARM '09, was elected to the Board of Directors and will represent Academy of Employee Pharmacists (AEP).

Congratulations to our GPhA awardees: 
     Bowl of Hygeia: Sharon M. Sherrer, PHARM ‘84
     Distinguished Young Pharmacist: Hannah G. Head, PHARM ‘09
     President’s Award: James W. Bartling, BSPHARM ’76, PHARM ‘77

News from the 2018 Alumni Dinner at GPhA: Brandall Lovvorn, PHARM '86, received the Alumni Meritorious Service Award and the President Appreciation Plaque for his outstanding leadership as president of the College of Pharmacy Alumni Association Board of Directors. Derek Polly, PHARM ' 09, received the Young Alumni Award. Barry Patel, PHARM '92, received the Carlton Henderson Award for his contributions to the reputation and enhancement of the pharmaceutical profession in the state of Georgia. 

Dean Emeritus Hewitt "Ted" Matthews, BSPHARM '68, received the Distinguished Alumni Award on May 11, 2108, from the College of Pharmacy. 

Professor Emeritus of Pharmacy Practice Earl Ward, PHARM ‘78,  received the Pfizer's North American Medical Affairs Internal Medicine Excellence Award for Leadership.

The University of Virginia Health System's PGY-1 residency program, directed by Michelle Wilson McCarthy, PHARM ’94, received the 2017 ASHP Foundation Residency Excellence Program Award.

Johnnie L. Early, II, BSPHARM '73, received the 2018 Achievement in Diversity Award from the Student National Pharmaceutical Association chapter of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Early served as the first and as of 2018, the only, African American dean of MUSC. He is dean of the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He began his decanal exeperience as dean of Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

James Carter, BSPHARM '58, of Willacoochee, Ga., passed away Feb. 18. He worked as a pharmacist in Albany until 1963. From 1963-2005, he was owner of Carter Pharmacy in Willacoochee. 

Nathan “Andy” Tillis, PHARM '99, received the coveted Pharmacy News Today Florida Pharmacist of the Month award for January 2018. Dr. Tillis was recognized for his compassion and willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that his patients are taken care of in every possible way. He is the pharmacy manager at a Winn-Dixie in Fleming Island, Fla. 

Ted R. Walker, Jr., BSPHM '67, who served on the Georgia Board of Pharmacy from 1987 – 1992, died Feb. 11.