UH Hilo Pharmacy student awards presented in online ceremony

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Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Contact: CONTACT: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 932-7669

For Immediate Release

Faculty and staff of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy gathered virtually with students recently in an online version of its annual end-of-school-year awards ceremony. Along with presentations of many awards and scholarships, a slideshow recapping highlights of the many student activities that took place earlier in the year was shown.

“While this has been a challenging spring semester for students, making the transition to all online classes and dealing with the stresses brought on by the pandemic, they have continued to work hard and perform well,” noted Dean Carolyn Ma. “Their achievements in the face of adversity speak well for their potential accomplishments and contributions to the pharmacy profession.”

The following student awards were announced:

• Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment Highest Test Score: Qixin (Sandy) Li
• Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award: Josephine McDonald
• Mylan Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Pharmacy Award: Stacey Nguyen
• American Pharmacists Association Senior Recognition Certificate: Gregg Tam
• NCPA Outstanding Student Member of the Year: Brittany Luna
• Kahele Student Leader of the Year: Clifford Agcaoili
• UH Hilo DKICP Alumni Association Scholarship: Kalen Niimi
• Aloha Shoyu Pharmacy Scholarship: Katrina Jardine and Trisha Nobriga
• CVS Health Foundation Pharmacy School Scholarship: Nina Cardoza, Tran Dinh and Daijiro Oshitari
• Elwin & Valerie Goo Endowed Excellence Scholarship: Yun Soo Park
• Grace Mizuko Miyawaki Pharmacy Scholarship: Travis Hirayama
• Haga Family Endowed Scholarship: Tyler Branco-Hedke
• Hawaii Independent Pharmacies, Inc. Endowed Excellence Scholarship: Roanne Deabler and Cleighton Lagmay
• Edwin and Georgiana Kam Endowed Excellence Scholarship: Ashley Fukuchi
• Molokai Drugs, Inc. Scholarship: Kendrick Justin Dalmacio and Matthew Neumann
• Mr. Nagakatsu Kumao Otsuka and Dr. Raymond Masashi Otsuka Memorial Scholarship: John Jacob and Sasha Nealand
• Albertsons Safeway Pharmacy Scholarship: Alysha Cosier
• Walgreens Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship: Nadra Nour
• Walgreens Multilingual Scholarship: Danh Ronald Nguyen
• John M. and Mimi F. Pezzuto Excellence Scholarship: Qixin (Sandy) Li, Duy Nguyen and Henry Quach

Recipients of the DKICP Merit Awards were chosen based on academic achievement and leadership success. This year’s winners include:

Class of 2021
Sean Domingo, Qixin (Sandy) Li, Brittany Luna, Jaymee-Rae Pang, Johnson Siu, Donald Waddell

Class of 2022
Alysha Cosier, Tran Dinh, Ashley Fukuchi, Leia Hasegawa, Brian Petrone, Donald Sachs, Melanie Sacro

Class of 2023
Selin Cross, Jasmine Curiel, Emily Tu Le, Kalen Niimi, Sung Mi Yoon

Student Organization of the Year was presented to Hawaiʻi Student Society of Health Systems Pharmacy and Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.

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