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2015-16 Announcements

Dr. Mark Riley Joins NCPA Foundation Board of Trustees
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 2, 2016) - Dr. Mark Riley, former executive director of the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and former president of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), has recently been elected to the NCPA Foundation board of trustees. continue


Ludwig Scholarship Recipients Announced
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 24, 2016) - During the 2016 National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Congressional Pharmacy Summit in Arlington, Virginia, the NCPA Foundation presented the Dennis L. Ludwig Memorial Scholarship in Government Affairs. continue


Two Community Pharmacists Honored with 2015 John W. Dargavel Medal for Leadership, Service
National Harbor, Md. (October 12, 2015) - Two community pharmacists who have shaped the community pharmacy industry through their leadership and advocacy efforts were awarded the 2015 John W. Dargavel Medal today by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during NCPA's 2015 Annual Convention in National Harbor, Md. John Carson of San Antonio, Texas and the late James H. Vincent of Yuma, Colo. were recognized for their trailblazing work in promoting technology advancements in community pharmacies and advocating for better laws to safeguard pharmacists from crime, respectively. Vincent's son Matt Vincent received the award on his father's behalf during a ceremony this morning. continue


Frances Cohenour Named Recipient of 2015 NARD Ownership Award
National Harbor, Md. (October 12, 2015) - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation announced today that Frances Cohenour, the co-owner of Chad's Payless Pharmacy and Singing River Healthcare medical clinic in Florence, Ala., is the recipient of this year's NARD® Ownership Award. The award was presented during a ceremony this morning at NCPA's 2015 Annual Convention in National Harbor, Md. continue


Laura Schwartzwald Honored as 2015 NCPA National Preceptor of the Year
National Harbor, Md. (October 12, 2015) - Laura Schwartzwald, RPh, the co-founder of GuidePoint Pharmacies in Minnesota, today was named the 2015 National Preceptor of the Year by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during the NCPA 2015 Annual Convention in National Harbor, Md. The National Preceptor of the Year Award honors a pharmacist who has made significant contributions to the education of pharmacy students by devoting time, talent, and efforts as a preceptor. continue

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy Wins the 2015 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition
National Harbor, Md. (October 12, 2015) - A team of pharmacy students from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the 12th annual 2015 Good Neighbor Pharmacy NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. A team from South Carolina College of Pharmacy-USC is runner-up, and a team representing the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy finished as the second-runner up. The decisions were made after a spirited live competition on Oct. 10 at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 2015 Annual Convention held Oct. 10 -14 in National Harbor, Md. continue


NCPA Foundation Honors Outstanding NCPA Student Chapter Members, Faculty
National Harbor, Md. (October 11, 2015) - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation announced the top NCPA student chapters, outstanding student chapter members, and the faculty liaison of the year during a ceremony today at the NCPA 2015 Annual Convention in National Harbor, Md. The awards honor the students and faculty members who have shown a deep commitment to their schools and communities, promoting independent community pharmacy, and advocating legislative action. continue


Previous Announcements

NCPA Foundation Receives $100,000 from Purdue Pharma for First Ever Catalyst Grant Award for Innovative Practice
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (July 1, 2010) – The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Purdue Pharma to advance the foundation's efforts to stimulate community-pharmacy based research that helps improve patient care and education. Purdue's generous donation will support the foundation's Catalyst Grant Award Program for Innovative Practice, with a focus on pain management. continue


First National Community Pharmacy Bone Marrow Donor Drive A Success
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Dec. 28, 2009) – Community pharmacies from across the nation recruited over 600 new bone marrow donors during the first-ever National Community Pharmacy Bone Marrow Donor Drive, which was funded and organized by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation in partnership with DKMS, the most experienced bone marrow donor center. The drive was hosted during National Bone Marrow Awareness Month—during the week of November 9 - November 14, 2009. continue


NCPA Foundation Receives $750,000 Pledge for the Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition from Good Neighbor Pharmacy®
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Oct. 19, 2009) – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation is pleased to have received a $750,000 multi-year pledge from Good Neighbor Pharmacy to grow the NCPA Foundation’s Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition endowment to $1 million. continue


NCPA ANNOUNCES 2009 STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AND STUDENT CHAPTER OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
NEW ORLEANS, LA (Oct. 19, 2009) – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) announced the top student chapter and outstanding student chapter members at the 111th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. The 2009 NCPA Student Chapter of the Year is the University of Arkansas. The first runner-up is the University of Southern California. The second runner-up is Ohio Northern University. The 2009 NCPA Most Improved Chapter winner is Wilkes University, Nesbitt College of Pharmacy. In addition, 33 pharmacy students were honored as NCPA Outstanding Student Chapter Members of the Year after being nominated by their peers and faculty at each of their respective schools. continue


Rupp Named NCPA Faculty Liaison of the Year by NCPA Foundation
New Orleans, LA (October 19, 2009) - Michael T. Rupp, Ph.D., faculty liaison for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Student Chapter at Midwestern University-Glendale (MWU-G) in Glendale, AZ, has been recognized as the 2009 NCPA Faculty Liaison of the Year by the NCPA Foundation. The award is sponsored by QS/1 and was presented at NCPA’s 111th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 17-21. continue


Joe Mosso Awarded John W. Dargavel Medal by NCPA Foundation
New Orleans, LA (October 19, 2009) - Joe Mosso was honored as the recipient of the 2009 John W. Dargavel Medal by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during NCPA's 111th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 17-21. The McKesson Corporation sponsors the annual award given by the NCPA Foundation to honor those whose contributions on behalf of independent pharmacy embody the spirit of leadership and accomplishment personified by John W. Dargavel who was executive secretary of the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), now NCPA, from 1933 to 1961. In fact, the NCPA Foundation was established in 1953 to honor Dargavel. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
NEW ORLEANS, LA (October 19, 2009) — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation has announced the recipients of 28 pharmacy student scholarships to be awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year. The announcements were made during the NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony held the 111th NCPA Annual Convention and Trade Exposition from October 17-21. continue


Purdue Pharma L.P. Receives 2009 NCPA Corporate Recognition Award
New Orleans, LA (October 19, 2009) – Purdue Pharma L.P. was honored on Monday with the 2009 NCPA Corporate Recognition Award at the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) 111th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 17-21 in New Orleans, LA. The annual award, sponsored by the NCPA Foundation, recognizes companies for their support of independent community pharmacies. continue


2009 NCPA FOUNDATION LEGACY SOCIETY INDUCTEES ARE ED BERG, HOLLY WHITCOMB HENRY, MIKE HENRY, FOREST PACK, AND ANDREW STOUT
TAMPA, FL (Oct. 19, 2009) — Holly Whitcomb Henry and her husband Mike Henry, along with Ed Berg, Forest Pack and Andrew Stout were announced at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation Awards Ceremony as new inductees into the NCPA Foundation Legacy Society. The festivities were part of NCPA’s Annual Convention and Trade Exposition being held October 17 - 21 New Orleans, LA. Each of the recipients of this honor have donated a major gift—in excess of $10,000, to the NCPA Foundation—which allows it to fulfill its objective of preserving the legacy of independent community pharmacies through a myriad of programs targeted to research, education, disaster relief, community service, and student outreach. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION VISIONARY CLASS OF 2009 ANNOUNCED
NEW ORLEANS, LA (Oct. 19, 2009) — Sharlea and her husband Gary Leatherwood, John and his wife Karen Tiley, and Forest Pack and Andrew Stout were announced at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation Awards Ceremony as members of the NCPA Foundation’s Visionary – Class of 2009. These distinguished individuals were joined by the healthcare companies, Covidien and Pharmacists Mutual. The announcements were made at the association’s 111th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 17-21. Each of the recipients of this honor have donated a major gift to the NCPA Foundation, which allows this charitable organization to fulfill its objective of preserving the legacy of independent community pharmacies through targeted research, education, disaster relief, community service, and student outreach programs. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION RECEIVES $250,000 CHALLENGE GRANT PLEDGE FOR PRUITT-SCHUTTE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION ENDOWMENT FUND
ALEXANDRIA, VA - Nov. 24, 2008 - The NCPA Foundation is pleased to have received a $250,000 challenge grant pledge from Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company to support the Foundation's "Preserving the Legacy of Independent Pharmacy Campaign" to grow the Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition endowment to $1 million by 2012. continue


AMERISOURCEBERGEN RECEIVES 2008 NCPA CORPORATE RECOGNITION AWARD
TAMPA, FL - Oct. 13, 2008 - AmerisourceBergen was honored Monday with the 2008 NCPA Corporate Recognition Award at the National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) 110th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 11-15 in Tampa, FL. The annual award, sponsored by the NCPA Foundation, recognizes companies for their support of independent community pharmacies. continue


2008 NCPA FOUNDATION LEGACY SOCIETY
TAMPA, FL - Oct. 13, 2008 - David Elm, Nancy Pruitt, and Joe and his wife Betty Schutte were announced at the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation Awards Ceremony as new inductees into the NCPA Foundation Legacy Society. The festivities were part of NCPA's Annual Convention and Trade Exposition being held October 11-15 in Tampa, FL. Each of the recipients of this honor have donated a major gift-in excess of $10,000, to the NCPA Foundation-which allows it to fulfill its objective of preserving the legacy of independent community pharmacies through a myriad of programs targeted to research, education, disaster relief and student outreach. continue


UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA COLLEGE OF PHARMACY TEAM WINS 2008 PRUITT-SCHUTTE STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
TAMPA, FL - Oct. 13, 2008 - A team of pharmacy students from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy was named the winner of the National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) 2008 Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. A team from the Samford University McWhorten School of Pharmacy came in second, and a team representing the University of Kansas finished third. continue


KARL FIEBELKORN NAMED FACULTY LIAISON OF THE YEAR BY NCPA FOUNDATION
TAMPA, FL - Oct. 13, 2008 - Karl Fiebelkorn, faculty liaison for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) student chapter at University at Buffalo (UB) School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutics in Buffalo, NY, has been named the 2008 NCPA Faculty Liaison of the Year by the NCPA Foundation. The award is sponsored by QS/1 Data Systems and was presented at NCPA's 110th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 11-15 in Tampa, FL. continue


NCPA ANNOUNCES 2008 STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AND STUDENT CHAPTER OUTSTANDING MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
TAMPA, FL - Oct. 13, 2008 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced the award winners in honor of student chapters and outstanding student chapter member at the 110th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition. The 2008 NCPA Student Chapter of the Year award winner is the University of Southern California. The first runner-up is Mercer University and the second runner-up is the University of Missouri at Kansas City. The 2008 NCPA Most Improved Chapter winner is Western University. continue


2008 JOHN W. DARGAVEL MEDAL AWARDED TO CALVIN J. ANTHONY
TAMPA, FL - Oct. 13, 2008 - Pharmacist Calvin J. Anthony was honored today as the recipient of the 2008 John W. Dargavel Medal by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during NCPA's 110th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 11-15 in Tampa, Florida. McKesson Corporation sponsors the medal, which is awarded each year by the NCPA Foundation to honor those whose contributions on behalf of independent pharmacy embody the spirit of leadership and accomplishment personified by John W. Dargavel, executive secretary of the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), now NCPA, from 1933 to 1961. The NCPA Foundation was established in 1953 to honor Dargavel. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION VISIONARY CLASS OF 2008 ANNOUNCED
TAMPA, FL - Oct. 12, 2008 - David Elm, Sharlea and her husband Gary Leatherwood, Joe and his wife Betty Schutte, L.D. Sparks, John and his wife Karen Tilley, and Millie Vincent were announce the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation Awards Ceremony as members of the NCPA Foundation's Visionary - Class of 2008. These distinguished individuals were joined by the healthcare company, Covidien. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
Students will receive $63,500 in scholarships for academics, leadership, extracurricular accomplishments and interest in independent community pharmacy
ALEXANDRIA, VA - August, 7, 2008 - The NCPA Foundation has announced the recipients of 31 pharmacy student scholarships to be awarded for the 2008-2009 academic year. The scholarships, totaling $63,500 will be awarded during the National Community Pharmacist Association's 110th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 11-15 in Tampa, Florida. In addition to the scholarship amount, students will also be given funding to help defray the cost of their expenses to attend the convention and the NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony where they will be recognized for their achievement. continue


SHARLEA LEATHERWOOD NAMED NCPA FOUNDATION PRESIDENT
CHARLES WEST REMAINS AS AN NCPA FOUNDATION BOARD TRUSTEE
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - October 30, 2007 Sharlea Leatherwood RPh, was named the new president of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during NCPA's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, California.


NCPA FOUNDATION UNVEILS NEW WEB SITE
Anaheim, Ca. - October 16, 2007 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation announced the launch of its new Web site, www.ncpafoundation.org during the National Community Pharmacists Association's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, California. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PLANNED GIVING CAMPAIGN AND LEGACY SOCIETY
Anaheim, Ca. - October 16, 2007 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation today announced plans to enhance the donation process and to better recognize foundation supporters.  The new Planned Giving Campaign and Legacy Society were unveiled during the National Community Pharmacists Association's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, California. continue


MEMBERHEALTH RECEIVES 2007 NCPA CORPORATE RECOGNITION AWARD
Anaheim, Ca. - October 15, 2007 - MemberHealth, LLC was honored Sunday with the 2007 NCPA Corporate Recognition Award at the National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, Calif. The award is sponsored by the National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation and recognizes companies for their support of independent pharmacy. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PRUITT-SCHUTTE STUDENT BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION ENDOWMENT FUND CAMPAIGN
Anaheim, Ca. - October 14, 2007 - The National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation today announced the establishment of an endowment fund to support the Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition. The announcement was made at the 2007 National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, California. continue


2007 JOHN W. DARGAVEL MEDAL AWARDED TO LONNIE HOLLINGSWORTH
Anaheim, Ca. - October 14, 2007 - Pharmacist Lonnie Hollingsworth was honored as the recipient of the 2007 John W. Dargavel Medal by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation during the NCPA's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, California. continue


LINDA GARRELTS MACLEAN NAMED FACULTY LIAISON OF THE YEAR BY NCPA FOUNDATION
Anaheim, Ca. - October 14, 2007- Linda Garrelts MacLean, faculty liaison for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) student chapter at Washington State University College of Pharmacy, today was named the 2007 NCPA Faculty Liaison of the Year. The award is sponsored by the NCPA Foundation and was presented at NCPA's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13—17 in Anaheim, California. continue


NCPA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES NEIL PRUITT SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Anaheim, Ca. - October 13, 2007 - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation today announced the establishment of a new pharmacy student scholarship during the National Community Pharmacist Association's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, CA.  The Neil Pruitt Sr. Memorial Scholarship will be awarded based on leadership, academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurism. continue



NCPA Foundation Announces Scholarship Winners
Alexandria, Va. - Sept. 6, 2007 -- The NCPA Foundation today announced the recipients of 28 pharmacy student scholarships to be awarded for the 2007-2008 academic year. The scholarships, totaling $57,000, will be awarded during the National Community Pharmacist Association's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition held October 13-17 in Anaheim, California. In addition to the scholarship amount, students will also be given funding to help defray the cost of their expenses to attend the convention and the NCPA Foundation Awards Ceremony on Sunday, October 14, where they will be recognized for their achievement. continue

NCPA Foundation Offers Basic Disaster Life Support Program for Pharmacists
Alexandria, Va. - Aug. 29, 2007 -- The NCPA Foundation today announced its new Basic Disaster Life Support Program, a day-long intensive workshop for pharmacists to be launched at the National Community Pharmacists Association's 109th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition, October 13-17 in Anaheim, CA. continue


NCPA Announces Finalists for 2007 Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan
Alexandria, Va. - July 19, 2007 -- Teams of pharmacy students from three universities were named finalists in the National Community Pharmacists Association's (NCPA) Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition July 15 at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The finalists include: University at Buffalo, University of Washington, and Washington State University. continue