College of Pharmacy Students Receive Scholarships at Awards Ceremony

By Benjamin Waldrum

“All students honored here today have worked exceptionally hard to meet the criteria established to earn these awards and scholarships,” said Brendan Frett, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the College of Pharmacy Awards Committee. “The applications and essays we received this year were phenomenal and demonstrated the hard work and dedication our students have to their profession as well as their community.”

Although students may have different career plans, they all share one significant goal — to graduate from pharmacy school, while achieving financial independence as quickly as possible. Thanks to donor contributions, these scholarships and awards will help students continue their education and provide more of a financial cushion during their time in school.

Alex Moore

“I was nervous when I applied because it meant a lot to me,” said Alex Moore. “But I knew I was devoted to community pharmacy. “Evan Lewis

Alex Moore, a graduating senior in the Class of 2022, told the first- through third-year students what it meant to receive the USA Drug Employees Endowed Scholarship last year, calling it a huge stepping-stone in his path to become a pharmacist.

“I was nervous when I applied because it meant a lot to me,” Moore said. “But I knew I was devoted to community pharmacy. I knew it was a good fit for me. This scholarship is significant and carries with it a substantial financial award. I work hard every single day to still be worthy of it. It did not stop when I got the email saying I received it; it continues to this day.”

“Congratulations to everyone receiving awards,” Moore said. “To the donors, thank you for entrusting us with the future of pharmacy and investing in the future of the profession.”

“Almost every one of these scholarships and awards that are given out today have a story, and I think that story is really important,” said Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D. “Many of these gifts were given by individuals just like you: pharmacists, alumni and friends of the college and benefactors of the care by pharmacists. These donors recognize the impact of giving a gift like this for future generations of pharmacist care providers. As you think about the awards you’re receiving today, I would ask you to consider in the future making a small gift to that particular fund, because it will help future students as it has helped you.”

In addition to student recognition, each year a faculty member receives the Rho Chi Honor Society Teacher of the Year Award, voted on by all pharmacy students in the first three years of the program. This year’s recipient, introduced by Erica Smith, Class of 2023, is Ashok Philip, Ph.D., associate dean of student services and professor of pharmaceutical sciences. Philip joined UAMS in June.


Scholarship Recipients

  • Brandon and Kaley Achor Advancement in Community Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship – Claire Mosley
  • April Abston Williams Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Michelle Hernandez
  • Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists Endowed Scholarship – Madeline Malloy
  • Arkansas Pharmacy Foundation Charles M. West Award – Riley Caraway
  • Arkansas Pharmacy Foundation Endowed Scholarship – Stephanie Mahaffey
  • C. Baker and Family Endowed Scholarship in Pharmacy – Bailey Gossett and Jacob Wingfield
  • Joey Baker Endowed Scholarship – Whitney Austin
  • Charles K. Born Endowed Scholarship – Tori Hoggard
  • Buice Drug Endowed Scholarship – Laura Beaudreau
  • Clark Family Endowed Scholarship – Peyton Dodd and Jasmine Wilson
  • Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship – Amanda Russell and Victor Tanthaphengxay
  • Class of 1981 Endowed Scholarship – McKenzie Koch
  • Class of 2003 Doug Eoff Memorial Endowed Scholarship – Hayden Hyman and Morgan Ware
  • Class of 2004 Endowed Scholarship – Claudia Raffo
  • Collier Family UAMS Northwest College of Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship – Jayden Hart
  • CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy Scholarship – Ngoc Tran
  • Emmanuel Endowed Scholarship – Marissa Gates
  • Karrol and Vicki Fowlkes Excellence in Community Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship – Riley Caraway
  • Don Kenneth Hall Class of 1962 Endowed Scholarship – Nicole Kile
  • Jan and Cpt. Terry Hastings/Dr. Bill and Mrs. Betty Loe Endowed Scholarship – Jessica Allred
  • Lester E. Hosto Endowed Scholarship – Mary Siebenmorgan
  • Lester E. Hosto/SNPhA Award – Kennede McLeroy-Charles
  • Kappa Psi Endowed Scholarship – Mackenzie Suggs
  • Wilma Knoll Endowed Geriatric Scholarship – Vidya Desai
  • Leonard Kremers Endowed Scholarship – Brias Watson
  • Larkin Family Pharmacy Endowed Scholarship – Morgan Wadkins
  • Robert N. and Robert H. Manley Endowed Scholarship – Madison Tate
  • Brenda Sue Martinez and Dr. Domingo Martinez Scholarship – Hannah Johnson
  • Jack McCormack Endowed Scholarship – Alex Day
  • D. Milne Endowed Scholarship – Erica Smith
  • National Pharmacists Association of Arkansas Endowed Scholarship – Alanna Bramwell and Brendan Midkiff
  • Gene D. Pynes, Ph.D., Pharm.D. and Mrs. Bobbie Pynes Memorial Scholarship – Jocelyn Brown
  • Rhea Family Freshman Incentive Endowed Scholarship – Chelsea Flowers
  • Mark S. Riley, Pharm.D. Endowed Scholarship – Jordan Reed
  • Arkansas Board of Pharmacy Rural Pharmacy Practice Student Loan/Scholarship – Riley Caraway, Preston Eubanks, Gale Menotti and Mary Catherine Prosser
  • Neil and Clara Spain Endowed Scholarship – Jordan Turner
  • Larry and Peggy Stanley Excellence in Pharmacy Practice Endowed Scholarship – Darren Crymes
  • John Swaim Endowed Scholarship – Gale Menotti and Jasiha Welch
  • Lloyd R. Thompson Endowed Scholarship – Addison Black, Jenae Powell and Austin Richards
  • Richard G. Underwood Student Award – Mary Catherine Prosser
  • USA Drug Employees Endowed Scholarship – Hannah Howard
  • Walgreens Multilingual Award – Fatimah Al-Doori
  • Walgreens Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Scholarship – Maria Neal
  • Walmart-Sam’s Club Student Leadership Endowed Scholarship – Manuel Gamboa
  • Honorable George Wimberly Endowed Scholarship – Meredith Vaught


College of Pharmacy Awards

  • Elma Abdullah
  • Emily Bain
  • Emily Campbell
  • Lindsey Cooper
  • Tanner Cooper
  • Justin Dino
  • Kellyn Foster
  • Jordan Fryman
  • Krupali Gandhi
  • Alex Heringer
  • Alan Herrera-Rueda
  • Hannah Hunt
  • Lexi Jacobus
  • Katie Knott
  • Macy Kottler
  • Linda Leonhard
  • Jordan Myers
  • Abigail Parker
  • Benjamin Quattlebaum
  • Alexa Ramick
  • Olgaaurora Rodriguez
  • Lauren Romo
  • Makenna Steele
  • Morgan Tracy
  • Rilie Vote
  • Dylan Yowell


Student Research Fellowships

  • Jessica Allred
  • Daniel Armstrong
  • Monica Badillo
  • Alanna Bramwell
  • Jeff Davis
  • Alan Herrera-Rueda
  • Erik Hsu
  • Miles Johnson
  • Katie Knott
  • Kayla Matlock
  • Maria Neal
  • Emery Parker
  • Benjamin Quattlebaum
  • Priya Rana
  • Olgaaurora Rodriguez
  • Rilie Vote