Each year, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy recognizes some of its most exemplary graduates in the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program with special awards to honor their superior academic performance, leadership skills, or community outreach. The recipients of this year's awards are listed below. Please join us in congratulating these stellar graduates as they prepare to embark on the next phase of their lives.

PLEASE NOTE: The School of Pharmacy has made every effort to provide a complete and accurate listing of Class of 2020 spring graduates and their awards and honors. If we have made an error or omission, please accept our sincere apology and contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at so that we may correct this website.

Alfred Abramson Entrepreneurship Award

Jay Prashant Shah

Andrew G. DuMez Award for Superior Proficiency in Pharmacy

Elena Marie Buff

Conrad L. Wich Prize for Exceptional Work in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy

Jennifer Elise Miller

Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research Program Student Award

Jennifer Elise Miller

John F. Wannawetsh Memorial Prize for Exceptional Performance and Promise in the Practice of Community Pharmacy

Jessica Frasier

Lambda Kappa Sigma, Epsilon Alumnae Chapter-Cole Award for Proficiency in Pharmacy Administration

Julia Anna Mahler

L.S. Williams Practical Pharmacy Prize

Leann Young Kwak

Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Award

Taylor Nicole Kaminsky

Maryland Pharmaceutical Society Award

Elodie Nwognwe Tendoh

Maryland Pharmacists Association Award

Elodie Nwognwe Tendoh

Maryland Society of Health-System Pharmacy Award

Samuel Yin Suen

Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award

Erin Elizabeth Ryan

Terry Paul Crovo Award in Pharmacy Practice for Performance and Promise to Uphold the Highest Standards of the Profession

Jessica Woodward

Wagner Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Prize for Meritorious Academic Achievement in Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Karen Yueni Li

William Simon Memorial Prize for Superior Work in the Field of Medicinal Chemistry, Practical and Analytical Chemistry

Joshua Borris, Rachel Leigh Rowland

Student Government Association Leadership Award

Joshua Borris, Saniya Halim Chaudhry, Cory Jonas Duke, William Lafon Jones II, Jennifer Elise Miller, Elodie Nwognwe Tendoh, Jessica Woodward, Alexis Ruthann Zalewski

United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Award

Kimberly Cai

Universities at Shady Grove Academic and Community Excellence Award

JC Emmanuel N. Mbimba

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