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2015 Award Recipients

The Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA) honors those who have contributed to the profession of Pharmacy in Kansas during the last year. These awards were presented at the KPhA Awards Banquet on Sept. 11, 2015.

Bowl of Hygeia
Robert Nyquist, Apotek Pharmacy, Lindsborg, KS, was presented with the Bowl of Hygeia Award by KPhA President Jim Baumann on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


NCPA Leadership Award
Mike Bellesine, El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy, El Dorado, KS, was presented with the NCPA Leadership Award by NCPA CEO Doug Hoey on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


2016 President-Elect
Jonalan Smith, Sunflower Health Plan, Fairway, KS, was presented with the President-Elect's Gavel on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo. The passing of the gavel is a KPhA tradition. The President-Elect facilitates the KPhA Board Meetings & uses the gavel start and adjourn the meetings.


Champion of Pharmacy
Mike Burns, Auburn Pharmacy, Garnett, KS, was presented with the Champion of Pharmacy Award by Jody Reel, KPhA GAC Chairperson, on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


KPhA Pharmacist of the Year
Jody Reel, Sabetha Health Mart, Sabetha, KS, was presented with the Pharmacist of the Year Award by KPhA President Jim Baumann on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


Distinguished Young Pharmacist
Ashley Shogren, El Dorado TrueCare Pharmacy, El Dorado, KS, was presented with the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award by Pharmacists Mutual Representative Milt Siegfried on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


KPhA President's Award
Jim Baumann, Pfizer, Overland Park, KS, was presented with the KPhA President's Award by KPhA Executive Director Mike Larkin on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo. Jim's wife Kathy Baumann also is pictured.


Excellence in Innovation
Merlin McFarland, Kingman Drug, Kingman, KS, was presented with the Excellence in Innovation Award by KPhA President Jim Baumann on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


KPhA Board Member of the Year
Emily Prohaska, Balls Food Stores, Kansas City, KS, was presented with the KPhA Board Member of the Year Award by KPhA President Jim Baumann on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


KPhA Board of Directors Award
Auburn Gehle, KPhA Manager of Communications and Events, was presented with the KPhA Board of Directors Award by KPhA President Jim Baumann on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award
Vicki Whitaker was presented the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Award on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


MTM Champion Awards
Sunflower Health Plan's Jonalan Smith presented the MTM Champion Award to Amanda Applegate (left), Balls Food Stores, Kansas City, KS, and Sandie Kueker (right), Hesston Pharmacy, Hesston, KS, on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


Amerigroup Director of PHarmacy Lisa Todd present the MTM Champion Award to Tracy Gilmore, Bowen Pharmacy, Parsons, KS, on Sept. 12, 2015, at a ceremony during the Mid-America Pharmacy Conference & Expo.


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