Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award


The Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award is presented annually to young pharmacists, across the United States. This award recognizes individual excellence and outstanding contribution to pharmacy associations and communities. Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company proudly sponsors this award, while each state pharmacy association selects the recipient for each year.  The criteria to be selected for this award is as follows:

  • Obtained a Degree in Pharmacy within the last ten years (2012 graduation date or later)
  • Must be a licensed Pharmacist within the state selected and be in good standing to practice
  • Must be a current member of the state association with active participation
  • Must participate in national pharmacy associations, professional programs, and/or community service

2022 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award Recipients

  • Montana Pharmacy Association - Jenner Minto, Pharm.D.
  • Alaska Pharmacists Association - Catherine Arnatt, PharmD, MS, BCPP
  • North Dakota Pharmacists Association - Melissa Gilbraith, Pharm.D.
  • Ohio Pharmacists Association - Jangus Whitner, PharmD, MHA
  • California Pharmacists Association - Mariana Dykhne, PharmD, BCACP, APh, CDCES
  • Mississippi Pharmacists Association - Jordan Marie Ballou, PharmD, BCACP
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association - Nathan Hughes, PharmD
  • Maryland Pharmacists Association - Lauren C. Haggerty, PharmD, BCACP
  • Wyoming Pharmacy Association - Camilla Hancock, PharmD
  • North Carolina Association of Pharmacists - Allie Fay, PharmD
  • Arkansas Pharmacists Association - Allie Staton, Pharm.D.
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association - Patrick M. Chancy, PharmD
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society - Alvin B. Oung, PharmD, BCACP
  • New Mexico Pharmacists Association - Rebecca DeMoss, PharmD, BS