May 16, 2006

Contact: Lauren Cruse (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy (UNM COP) honored students and faculty for their academic, research and leadership excellence during an awards ceremony at the 2006 Graduation Banquet held at the Sandia Resort and Casino on May 12. Below is a complete list of the award winners. Congratulations to all recipients and to all the 2006 COP graduates.

APhA-ASP Mortar and Pestle Professionalism Award

Jennifer Short

APhA-ASP Senior Recognition Award

Jennifer Short

College of Pharmacy PharmD Research Award - Pharmacy Practice

Kathryn Gruchalla

College of Pharmacy Award

Yvette Sanchez

Donelson Leadership Award for Women

Tara Gabriele

Kathryn Gruchalla

Jennifer Short

Sarah Rivera

Eli Lilly Achievement Award

Michael Faithe

Sneha Sharma

Facts and Comparisons Award

Kathryn Gruchalla

Faculty Member of the Year

Patricia Marshik, PharmD

GlaxoSmithKline Patient Care Award

Gretchen Ray

H.E. Henry Award

Daniel Riding

J.P. Hood Award

Justin Zanin

David Perez

Kappi Psi Awards

Ariane Cook

Ken Cooper

Dave Harris

Jennifer Short

Richard Weagley

Justin Zanin

Merck & Co. Pharmaceutics Award

Gretchen Ray

Merck & Co. Medicinal Chemistry Award

Teri Rolan

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Pharmacy Award

Kimberly Trout

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Recognition Award

Michael Faithe

New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association Award

Kimberly Trout

New Mexico Health-Systems Pharmacy Student Award

Michael Faithe

Perrigo Company Award

Johnny Ray Garcia

Rural Health Interdisciplinary Awards

Albuquerque:

Christopher Angeli

Erica Lujan

Sarah Rivera

Teri Rolan

Las Vegas:

Kathryn Gruchalla

Rachael Perea

Roswell:

Jessica Bowen

Sneha Sharma

Taos:

Michael Faithe

Jennifer Short

Silver City:

Johnny Ray Garcia

Jacob Hurt

Farmington:

Gretchen Ray

Richard Weagley

Roche Pharmacy Communications Award

Traci White

Roche Preceptor of the Year Award

Naomi House, PharmD

Student Radiopharmacy Certificates

David Perez

Jacob Hurt

Teva Award

Richard Weagley

Volunteer Faculty Award

John Leggott, M.D.

Volunteer Graduate Faculty Award

Matthew Campen, Ph.D.

Eva Lydick, Ph.D.