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Scotty Reams, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Class of 2021 and Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Board of Directors member, has been awarded the APhA Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award. The award recognizes a student pharmacist who has successfully organized student pharmacist grassroots activity within their chapter and actively promoted the value of advocating for the profession. Scotty will receive his award at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in National Harbor, MD, March 20–23, 2020.

"Scotty is a rare student pharmacist. His knowledge of federal and state legislative affairs is unsurpassed as is his maturity among others with far more experience. I have no doubt Scotty will be quite successful and his future holds no bounds. I cannot think of another individual more deserving of the APhA Good Government Award than Scotty Reams." Mark Glasper, KPhA Executive Director. Please join us in congratulating Scotty for this wonderful accomplishment.

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.