Alumni Recognition

Nomination Details

Each year, the College of Pharmacy Alumni Association seeks nominations for awards that honor alumni and friends of the college. These include:

  • The William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • Legend of Pharmacy Award
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

Anyone may submit nominations/self-nominations. To reactivate a nomination submitted within the past two years, please notify Alumni Relations and, if needed, provide updated information. All nominations are confidential.

Be prepared to include:

  • A current version of the nominee's resume, curriculum vitae or biography
  • Nominee’s contact information
  • Additional letters of support (optional)
  • Other supporting items such as newspaper articles, list of publications, etc. (optional)

Submit nominations by August 31, 2021, through the online submission forms or downloadable PDF nomination forms below. Send nomination forms and supporting materials to Alumni Relations.

The William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award

About

The Sheffield Award, named to honor former Associate Dean William J. Sheffield, is the highest honor paid by the College of Pharmacy and Alumni Association. The award is presented each year to an alumnus whose career and commitment to quality pharmacy education and research best represents the values on which the college was founded.

Selection Criteria

All graduates of the College of Pharmacy are eligible to be nominated. Nominees must:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the pharmacy profession (e.g., clinical, business, academic, research, industry, administrator or other)
  • Show continuing commitment to the College of Pharmacy by volunteering, teaching, providing philanthropic support or precepting
  • Recognize and reflect on the importance of their education at the College of Pharmacy
  • Positively reflect the goals and academic mission of the College of Pharmacy

Nominations and Past Recipients

Nominate someone for the William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award through our online form or by downloading a PDF application and sending it to Alumni Relations.

Past Recipients

1982 - Bill Dismukes ’56
1983 - Ron Gieser ’62
1984 - Joe De Leon ‘49
1985 - Wm. Arlyn Kloesel ‘62
1986 - Lonnie Hollingsworth ‘57
1987 - Gene Vykukal ‘52
1988 - Jean Sheffield ‘51
1989 - John Carson ‘64
1990 - Beverly Pond ‘76
1991 - Tim Von Dohlen and Robert Gude, ’70 & ‘52
1992 - Luther Parker ‘54
1993 - Fred S. Brinkley, Jr. ‘61
1994 - C. Moody Armstrong ‘41
1995 - Tim Vordenbaumen ‘64
1996 - Paul F. Davis and Leticia Van de Putte, ’70 & ‘79
1997 - Hazel M. Pipkin, ‘54
1998 - Jaime N. Delgado, ‘53
1999 - Susan Bartlemay and Michael Lester, ’69 & ‘79
2000 - M. Gay Dodson ‘69
2001 - Marina Sifuentes, ‘76
2002 - Thomas Guidry, ‘82
2003 - Lena Malacoff, ‘78
2004 - Jennifer Ridings-Myhra and Rudolfo G. Davila, Jr., ’78 & ‘55
2005 - Jan Klinck, ‘68
2006 - David B. Garcia, ‘77
2007 - Oren Peacock, Jr., ‘62
2008 - Celyna Delgado, ‘78
2009 - Robert O. Williams III, ‘86
2010 - John Kuhn and Marissa Schlaifer, ’77 & ‘92
2011 - Donna Burkett, ‘00
2012 - Mark Zamutt, ‘80
2013 - Billy Wylie, ‘66
2014 - Ken Lawson,’92
2015 - Bethany Boyd, 97
2016 - Dan Acosta, ‘68
2017 - Jeanne Waggener, ‘72
2018 - Sandra Guckian and Donna Montemayor, ’97 & ‘88
2019 - Todd Canada, ‘93
2020 - Christopher Frei, ‘03

Legend of Pharmacy Award

About

The Legend of Pharmacy Award honors friends of the College of Pharmacy whose contributions to the pharmacy profession are considered above and beyond or "legendary."

Selection Criteria

Any individual other than graduates of the College of Pharmacy are eligible to be nominated. Nominees must:

  • Contribute meaningfully to the pharmacy profession (e.g., clinical, business, academic, research, industry, administrator or other)
  • Demonstrate loyalty to the College of Pharmacy by volunteering, teaching, providing philanthropic support or precepting
  • Positively reflect the goals and academic mission of the College of Pharmacy

Nominations and Past Recipients

Nominate someone for the Legend of Pharmacy Award through our online form or by downloading a PDF application and sending it to Alumni Relations.

Past Recipients

1989 - Joe Arnette, ‘67
1990 - William J. Sheffield, Ph.D.
1991 - Bill Dismukes, ‘56
1992 - Wm. Arlyn Kloesel, ‘62
1993 - James T. Doluisio, Ph.D.
1994 - Louis W. Schleuse, ‘53
1995 - Jaime N. Delgado, Ph.D., ‘54
1996 - Gilbert Satterwhite, ‘78
1997 - Eugene Vykukal, ‘52
1998 - Alan Hamm, ‘54
1999 - Charles Walton, Ph.D.
2000 - Hazel M. Pipkin, ‘54
2001 - Robert Gude, ‘52
2002 - Jean Sheffield, ‘51
2003 - Lonnie Hollingsworth, ‘57
2004 - John Carson, ‘64
2005 - Fred Brinkley, ‘61
2006 - Cliff Littlefield
2007 - Steven Leslie, Ph.D.
2008 - Luther Parker, ‘54
2009 - Tim Vordenbaumen, ‘64
2010 - Marv Shepherd, Ph.D.
2011 - Billy Woodward, ‘63
2012 - Ken Tiemann, Ph.D., ‘59
2013 - Rudy Davila, Jr., ‘55
2014 - James McKinley, Jr., ‘48
2015 - Paul Davis, ‘70
2016 - Gay Dodson, ‘69
2017 - Dennis Wiesner, ‘70
2018 - Solomon Stavchansky
2019 - Leamon Blanton, ‘68
2020 - Jim McGinity

Distinguished Young Alumnus Award

About

The Distinguished Young Alumnus Award recognizes the efforts of our more recent alumni who exemplify the College of Pharmacy mission “to advance discovery, innovation, and patient care; and to provide service to the university, professional and scientific communities, and society.”

Selection Criteria

All graduates within the first ten years of graduation from the College of Pharmacy are eligible to be nominated. Nominees must:

  • Show promise and innovation in their chosen business, profession or field
  • Show continuing commitment to the College of Pharmacy by volunteering, teaching, providing philanthropic support or precepting
  • Positively reflect the goals and academic mission of the College of Pharmacy

Nominations and Past Recipients

Nominate someone online for the Distinguished Young Alumnus Award through our online form or by downloading a PDF application and sending it to Alumni Relations.

Past Recipients

2007 - Kristina Klein Bradham, ‘04
2008 - Leticia Moczygemba, ‘08
2009 - Lea Eiland, ‘01
2010 - Cynthia Mascarenas, ‘03
2011 - Christopher Frei, ‘03
2012 - Nile Barnes, ‘05
2013 - Mark Newberry, ‘03
2014 - Dave Miller, ‘07
2015 - Rebecca Attridge, ‘09
2016 - Eric Ho, ‘12
2017 - Connie Gelineau, '07
2018 - Steven Knight, '09
2019 - Rannon Ching, Kelly Reveles, '14 & '14

2020 - Bryson Duhon, '11

For more information about the Alumni Awards, please contact Amanda Mendez, assistant director for alumni relations, at 512-232-2779 or amendez@austin.utexas.edu.