CPS Awards & Recognition Program

CPS is accepting award nominations now! Deadline to nominate is April 1, 2022.

Award Nomination Form

 

See Past Award Recipients

 

Pharmacist of the Year Award

Presented to a licensed pharmacist practicing in Colorado who has demonstrated dedication to the profession of pharmacy, contributed time and effort to Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS), furthered the profession of pharmacy through community service and embodied those qualities of attitude and leadership which exemplify the profession. It should be noted that this is the highest award of the Association and should be only given to someone who has outstanding and lasting contributions to the profession that will endure for a long period. The nominee must be a current member of CPS.


Student Pharmacist of the Year Award

This award recognizes an outstanding student who has shown dedication to advancing the profession of pharmacy, especially as it is practiced in Colorado. This dedication may be demonstrated through activities related to Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS), but may also include involvement in other pharmacy organizations, volunteer activities, and legislative advocacy. The award recipient will have taken on leadership roles and encouraged fellow students to advocate for the pharmacy profession. Must be a current active P1 to P4 student at a Colorado school of pharmacy and in good academic standing. The nominee must be a current member of CPS.


Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award

This award recognizes an outstanding pharmacy technician who has shown dedication to advancing the profession of pharmacy, especially as it is practiced in Colorado. This dedication may be demonstrated through activities related to Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS), but may also include involvement in other pharmacy organizations, volunteer activities, and legislative advocacy. The award recipient will have taken on leadership roles and encouraged fellow technicians to advocate for the pharmacy profession. The nominee must be a current member of CPS.


Bowl of Hygeia Community Service Award

Sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), and the APhA Foundation

This award is given in recognition of an individual association member who has made considerable contributions in terms of community service which may include involvement in governmental activities separate from, or in addition to, his or her job. The recipient must be a licensed pharmacist practicing in Colorado and a member of the Association. The recipient must be living. Awards are not presented posthumously. The recipient has not been a previous recipient of the award. The recipient is not currently serving nor has he/she served within the immediate past two years as an officer of the Association in other than an ex-officio capacity. The recipient has compiled an outstanding record of community service, which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession.


Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

Sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual

The recipient must have received his/her entry degree in Pharmacy less than nine years ago. The recipient must be licensed to practice in Colorado. The recipient must be a member of the Association in the year selected. The recipient must have practiced retail, hospital, or consulting pharmacy in the year selected. The recipient must have participated in national pharmacy associations, professional programs and/or community service.


NASPA Excellence in Innovation Award

Sponsored by Upsher-Smith

A nominee should be a practicing pharmacist within the geographic area represented by the presenting association and should have demonstrated innovative pharmacy practice resulting in improved patient care. Preference will be given to members of the Colorado Pharmacists Society. The Excellence in Innovation award is a national award coordinated by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations, and generously sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. to recognize and honor a qualified pharmacist who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice, method or service directly or indirectly resulting in improved patient care and/or advancement of the profession of pharmacy. The tradition of designing innovative pharmaceuticals has been the commitment of Upsher-Smith Laboratories and is driven by the ever-changing needs of patients, physicians, pharmacists, and healthcare organizations. Their perspective is not “more products,” but the right products that make people’s lives better. At every level of their business, they are driven to be the best.


NCPA Leadership Award


McKesson Leadership Award


Friends of Pharmacy


See Award Recipients Web Page 

ARCHIVES: See the 2020 Awards Ceremony and  Installation of Officers / Incoming President Remarks