Alumni News

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The College of Pharmacy recently hired its first Director of Alumni Services, Sarah Bigorowski. Sarah already knew many of the faculty and alumni prior to joining the College, as she previously served as the director of events at the Georgia Pharmacy Association. Contact her.

Lakesha M. Butler, PharmD 2005, BCPS, was recently elected as chair-elect of the
Pharmacy Practice Section of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), the largest section, with over 2,000 members. Dr. Butler also became the president-elect of the National Pharmaceutical Association.

Ashlyn B. Carter, PharmD 2012, was named 2016 Preceptor of the Year by the Mercer University College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Liza G. Chapman, PharmD 2002, was named a fellow of the American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management. The fellowship is earned by pharmacists with a minimum 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated exemplary professional achievements and service to the profession through activities with APhA and other national, state or local professional organizations. Dr. Chapman also is president of the Mercer University National Alumni Association Board of Directors for 2016-2017 and president-elect of the Georgia Pharmacy Association for 2016-2017. 

Matthew E. Crist, PharmD 1999, was chosen Georgia Pharmacy Association 2016-2017 region 6 president.

Johnathan W. Hamrick, PharmD 2010, was chosen Georgia Pharmacy Association 2016-2017 region 5 president.

C. Perry Kemp, BSPharm 1975, PharmD 1976, was appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the State of Georgia Council on Aging.

Robert P. Mauch, Jr., Ph.D., PharmD 1991, was named the recipient of the 2015 Mercer University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award for his notable service to the profession of pharmacy.

Alan B. McKay, BSPharm 1975, PhD, received the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Hewitt W. “Ted” Matthews, BSPharm 1968, was honored with the Citation of Merit Award from his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin Madison, and was named as one of the 100 Influential Healthcare Leaders in Metro Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Dr. Matthews was the distinguished lecturer for the Rho Chi Kremers Memorial Lecture at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Sharon M. Sherrer, PharmD 1984, was selected to receive the 2016 Albert E. Rosica, Jr. Memorial Award from the American Colleges of Apothecaries in recognition of her exemplary service to pharmacy students and her work in fulfilling other responsibilities in pharmacy education.

Renee Dukes Smith, PharmD 1995, was elected to the Georgia Pharmacy Association Board of Directors for 2016-2017. She also was chosen Georgia Pharmacy Association 2016-2017 region 3 president.

R. Scott Tomerlin, PharmD 2006, was installed as president of the Florida Pharmacy Association for 2016-2017.

Teresa H. Tomerlin, PharmD 2006, was installed as president of the Brevard County Pharmacy Association in Viera, Florida.