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Alumni and Friends

The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy wants to stay connected with alumni and friends and to recognize the accomplishments of our pharmacy graduates. Our alumni have been successful in many areas throughout their careers and they have contributed to the profession of pharmacy and have enhanced the image of the School. News and updates about our alumni are featured on this page. We want to hear from you! Please send news and updates to cmjones@uwyo.edu.

Alumni News

Allan Weber Named UW School of Pharmacy 2014 Outstanding AlumnusAllan Weber Named UW School of Pharmacy 2014 Outstanding Alumnus

September 22, 2014 — Allan E. Weber, Ph.D., (B.S.P. ’63) was recently named the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy 2014 Outstanding Alumnus. Weber’s highly successful pharmaceutical development career includes numerous accomplishments, including participating in over 12 new domestic and international drug approvals and receiving three Presidential Awards at Abbott Laboratories for project leadership and technical advances leading to new product approvals. He will be honored during the College of Health Sciences award ceremony Oct. 17.


University of Wyoming College of Health Sciences Homecoming Tailgate October 18, 2014.


Megan SaundersUW's Megan Saunders Named Finalist for National Pharmacy Award

July 17, 2014 — Recent University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy graduate Megan Saunders of Chinook, Washington, has been selected as a finalist for the Next-Generation Pharmacist award.

Colonel (Ret.) Ardis J. Meier (B.S.P. '77) is the recipient of the 2014 Bowl of Hygeia Award from the Wyoming Pharmacy Association.Ardis Meier Receives 2014 Bowl of Hygeia Award

July 15, 2014 — The Wyoming Pharmacy Association has presented alumna Ardis Meier, R.Ph., (B.S.P. ’77) with the 2014 Bowl of Hygeia Award in recognition of her outstanding service to the community and to the profession of pharmacy.

Jaime Hornecker (R), from Casper, Wyoming, is congratulated by Jennifer Nevins for being named the 2014 Pharmacist of the Year by the Wyoming Pharmacy Association. Jaime Hornecker Named 2014 Wyoming Pharmacist of the Year

July 15, 2014 — Jaime Hornecker (Pharm.D. ’03), from Casper, Wyoming, has been named the 2014 Pharmacist of the Year by the Wyoming Pharmacy Association (WPhA). Hornecker is not only making a difference as a leader in pharmacy, she is on the ground level of educating future pharmacists, contributing to the care of patients, and educating other health care professionals.

Lanae Fox (center), from Casper, Wyoming, is congratulated by Stevi Sy (L) and Jaime Hornecker (R) for being recognized as the 2014 Distinguished Young Pharmacist.Lanae Fox Receives 2014 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

July 15, 2014 — The Wyoming Pharmacy Association has recognized Lanae Fox (Pharm.D. ’10), from Casper, Wyoming, as the 2014 Distinguished Young Pharmacist. The award was created in 1987 by Pharmacist Mutual Companies to encourage newer pharmacists to become involved in association activities and civic projects, and to recognize one pharmacist in each state for individual excellence and outstanding contributions.

Stephanie ‘Stevi’ Sy, from Casper, Wyoming, received the 2014 McKesson Leadership Award and was elected president of the Wyoming Pharmacy Association.Stevi Sy Elected President of WPhA

July 15, 2014 — Stephanie ‘Stevi’ Sy (Pharm.D. ’10), from Casper, Wyoming, has been elected president of the Wyoming Pharmacy Association (WPhA). Sy is also the recipient of the 2014 McKesson Leadership Award. She has been involved in many aspects of pharmacy in her career, is an outstanding advocate for her profession, and is an excellent role model for all pharmacists.

UW School of Pharmacy Honors 2014 Preceptors of the YearUW School of Pharmacy Honors 2014 Preceptors of the Year

May 3, 2014 — Alumni Natasha Gallizzi (Pharm.D. ’01) and Lee Smith (B.S.P. ’75) were selected as the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy 2014 Preceptors of the Year. Gallizzi and Smith were recognized at the Annual Honors and Awards Banquet for their significant contributions to the education of UW pharmacy students.

Weber Family Scholarship Helps Future PharmacistsWeber Family Scholarship Helps Future Pharmacists

April 29, 2014 — The pharmaceutical industry gave so much to alumnus Allan Weber (BSP ’63) and his wife, Sharon, it was only natural of them to want to give something back. Using their estate, they will create the Allan E. and Sharon J. Weber Family Memorial Scholarship at the UW School of Pharmacy to help foster excellence and to provide financial support to students entering the program.

UW School of Pharmacy Alumna Sharon Durfee Elected BPS Chair for 2014UW School of Pharmacy Alumna Sharon Durfee Elected BPS Chair for 2014

March 25, 2014 — University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy alumna Sharon M. Durfee (B.S.P. '76), R.Ph., BCNSP, was elected by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) to serve as the 2014 chair. Durfee is the director of Poudre Infusion Therapy, an infusion therapy company that is part of Columbine Health Systems in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Career Pathway Opportunities by UW Pharmacy Alumnus Joseph BrunoCareer Pathway Opportunities by UW Pharmacy Alumnus Joseph Bruno

A Letter to the Students at the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy

March 18, 2014 — In this letter to UW School of Pharmacy students, alumnus Joseph E. Bruno, Pharm.D., R.Ph., shares experiences and insights from his amazing 29-year career and how pharmacy career opportunities have opened in many different alternative paths from the traditional retail or hospital avenues.

UW Pharmacy Alumna Lori Allen Shares Career Insights about Compounding PharmacyUW Pharmacy Alumna Lori Allen Shares Career Insights about Compounding Pharmacy

March 18, 2014 — UW pharmacy alumna Lori Allen, R.Ph., (B.S.P. '91) shares career insights about her work in the unique specialty of compounding pharmacy for the benefit of current students and prospective students. Allen is the owner of Mixtures Pharmacy & Compounding Center, with two locations near Phoenix, Arizona.

University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy alumnus Kenneth Witzeling (BSP '51).Witzeling Scholarship Endowment will Benefit Pharmacy Students

Alumnus Kenneth Witzeling (BSP '51) and his wife, Elizabeth, from Powell, Wyoming, have donated his extensive coin collection to the University of Wyoming to create the Kenneth and Elizabeth Witzeling Pharmacy Scholarship endowment. For more information, read the UW Foundation's article about the Witzelings titled, "More than Money."

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