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  (2011 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

2021 Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award Recipients

  • Alaska Pharmacists Association - Kristin Allmaras, PharmD
  • California Pharmacists Association - Patrick K. Tabon, PharmD, APh
  • Arizona Pharmacy Association - Lacey Simpson
  • Mississippi Pharmacists Association - Kimberly Allen, PharmD
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society - Sara a. Wettergreen, PharmD, BCACP
  • Georgia Pharmacy Association - John Thomas Sherrer, Jr., R.Ph
  • South Carolina Pharmacy Association - John David Scheper, PharmD
  • Alabama Pharmacy Association - Grant E. McGuffey, Pharm.D.
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association - Martika Martin, PharmD, MBA, BCGP
  • Maryland Pharmacists Association - Marci Strauss, PharmD
  • New Mexico Pharmacists Association - Kelsea Gallegos Aragon, PharmD
  • Pharmacists Society of the State of New York - Joy Snyder, PharmD
  • Tennessee Pharmacists Association - Jonathan C. Hughes, PharmD
  • North Carolina Association of Pharmacists - Tyler A. Vest, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP
  • Wyoming Pharmacy Association - Taylor Schmick, PharmD