Hall of Distinguished Alumni

​The UK College of Pharmacy has created a new program to honor and recognize alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the field of pharmacy during their careers. Called the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, this lifetime achievement award will be presented each year to deserving members of the pharmacy family.


The College is seeking nominations for this year's class. Click here to utilize the nomination form. Should you need additional space, please feel free to supplement this form with a separate document. All nominations should be no more than two pages. Self-nominations are accepted. 

Please submit the nomination to Lisa Grissom at lisa.grissom@uky.edu or via mail at the UK College of Pharmacy, Hall of Distinguished Alumni, 789 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40536. All nominations are due by January 13th, 2017.

Previous Honorees

Duane Kirking (2016)

Duane Kirking photobigfix1.jpgDuane M. Kirking was recognized for his dedication to improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of medications and pharmacy services throughout his four decades of leadership in research, teaching, and professional organizations.  Dr. Kirking was nominated by Stephen W. Schondelmeyer, Professor and Director at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.







Gary Martin (2016)

Martin_Gary_2016.jpgGary Martin was recognized for his extraordinary achievements and innovation in the area of NMR spectroscopy.  Dr. Martin’s work has led to the development of new analysis methods and detection capabilities that make discoveries not only possible but expeditious.  Dr. Martin was nominated by Antony J. Williams, Ph.D. at the National Center for Computational Toxicology (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).






John Piecoro (2016)

Piecoro.pngJohn Piecoro, Professor Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy, was recognized for his dedication to pediatric clinical pharmacy and his contributions to research in the areas of antibiotics for pediatric infections, intravenous nutrition formulae for infants, and medical-surgical supplies and devices.  Dr. Piecoro was nominated by William G. Byrd, PharmD.







Bob Blouin (2015)

Mary H. H. Ensom (2015)

Robert P. Rapp (2015)

Salomon A. Stavchansky (2015)

Russ Mumper (2013)

David D. Allen (2012)

Philip Mayer (2011)

Mark Gillespie (2010)

Joseph Fleishaker (2009)

Munir Hussain (2007)

Kim Brouwer (2006)