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.


Hewitt W. “Ted” Matthews, BSPHM '68, received the Bowl of Hygeia award from the Georgia Pharmacy Association's (GPhA) annual convention in June. He was honored for his 44 years of service to Mercer University's College of Pharmacy and to the profession of pharmacy. More than 50 years ago, the Bowl of Hygeia Award Program was developed by the A.H. Robins Company to recognize pharmacists across the nation for outstanding service to their communities. Selected annually through state pharmacy associations, each recipient of the Award is recognized for making unique contributions to a strong, healthy community through service and personal leadership.

Liza Chapman, PHARM '02, was installed as president of GPhA at its annual convention in June. She received the NCPA Pharmacy Leadership Award, McKesson Leadership Award and Smith Drug Visionary Award for her time and effort given to the profession of pharmacy and to GPhA. She previously 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.

Joshua Kinsey, PHARM '05, clinical assistant professor and director of the Community Pharmacy Residency Program, was elected president of Region 5, covering DeKalb, Forsyth, North Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale counties.

Johnathan Hamrick, PHARM '10, received the Mal T. Anderson Award for .Outstanding Region President at GPhA's annual convention in June. Dr. Hamrick served as Region 5 president. 

Erin Davis, PHARM '96, was promoted to Specialty at Retail Manager for The Kroger Co. in Lake Mary, Florida.

Lakesha M. Butler, PHARM '05, 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, PHARM '12, was named 2016 Preceptor of the Year by the Mercer University College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.

Robert P. Mauch, Jr., Ph.D., PHARM '91, was named the recipient of the 2015 Mercer University College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Award for his notable service to the profession of pharmacy.