Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences announces Class of 2020 awards

Each year, a group of outstanding seniors are recognized for their achievements, leadership skills, and research talents. This year, the Pharmaceutical Science Department recognized four seniors and two masters students.

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Award for Academic Excellence was presented to Madison Franklin. Franklin possessed the highest overall undergraduate GPA in recognition of her mastery of subject matter from a broad range of academic areas.

Ricardo Quintanilla received the Pharmaceutical Sciences Achievement in Research Award. Quintanilla demonstrated excellence in his research and in effectively communicating that work at the Research Symposium. 

Kaitlin Grigg was presented with the Pharmaceutical Sciences Communication Award. Grigg demonstrated excellent communication skills that are so important in the pharmaceutical sciences industry.

The Pharmaceutical Sciences Student Leadership Awards were presented to a BSPS senior, Caroline Carew, and an MSPS graduate, Neha Shirude. Both students showed exceptional leadership in the AAPS, ISPE and PDASE student professional organizations. 

Emily Jones received The Mennear Research Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Jones did well in the BSPS program and showed promise for a research career in pharmaceutical sciences.

Dr. David Eagerton, Department Chair, expressed his support of these graduates by stating, “these awards are a way to honor the hard work and dedication of some of our outstanding pharmaceutical science students. I am proud of their accomplishments and the leaders they have become. I know they will continue contributing to and impacting this field in positive ways!” 


Emily Jones
Neha Shirude
Caroline Carew
Kaitlin Grigg
Ricardo Quintanilla
Madison Franklin