Inaugural CPHS Excellence Awards Ceremony honors 20 individuals and groups

The College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences held the inaugural CPHS Excellence Awards on April 11 in Butler Chapel to recognize individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to promoting and enhancing CPHS, the University and surrounding community.

“The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs believes in recognizing the contributions and service of our faculty, staff and students,” said Dayna Harper, director of Student Affairs. “The CPHS Excellence Awards provided an opportunity to do just that and more.”

A committee of faculty and students from all CPHS programs convened to review more than 75 impressive nominations. Harper continued, “We understand how rigorous the programs are, so were highly impressed by the level of dedication to service our students and faculty have not only to CPHS, but also to the community.”

Twenty awards were presented at the ceremony including Student Ambassadors of the Year, Professors of the Year, leadership and more.


Student Ambassador of the Year Awards

Professor of the Year Awards

CPHS Excellence Awards

Brett England 

Doctor of Pharmacy                 

Dr. Dorothea K. Thompson,

Professor of the Year – PharmD P1

Commitment to Diversity Award

Chantley Thomas, Pharmacy

Sheniece Thomas Carpenter   

Doctor of Pharmacy     

Dr. Krisztian Toth,

Professor of the Year – PharmD P2

CPHS Camel Leadership Award

Grace Ayala, Physician Assistant

Tyana Ellis     

Master of Science in Public Health

Dr. Steven Johnson,

Professor of the Year – PharmD P3

Emerging Student Leader

Jasmyn Eichelsdorfer, Physician Assistant

Kathryn Bradley          

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Lillian MacNell,

Professor of the Year – MSPH

IPE Student Collaboration Award

Lina Poindexter, Pharmacy

Anna LeViere 

Master of Physician Assistant Practice     

Jennifer Hastings,

Professor of the Year – MPAP

Outstanding Student Advocate

Hammodah Alfar, Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dr. Deborah Constantine,

Professor of the Year – DPT

Group Excellence in Innovation

Professional Alumni Student Association (PASA)



Student Organization of the Year      

Wallace Student Society, Physician Assistant



Outstanding Student Org Advisor

Dr. Bob Cisneros



Group Excellence in Community Service

Phi Delta Chi Fraternity, Pharmacy