The purpose of the Rho Chi Society National Faculty Advisor Award is to recognize the unique contributions and accomplishments of outstanding faculty advisors. The award is also intended to serve as a model for other advisors to stimulate chapter activities, diligence, and punctuality. One award is presented annually.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be from among, but not necessarily limited to, those Rho Chi Faculty Advisors who have particularly distinguished themselves in the following categories:

  • Sustained record of helping to build leadership in Chapter offices for at least two years
  • Stimulation of students to develop unique Chapter programs
  • Perseverance in assisting to build a strong Chapter
  • Punctuality in submitting reports and materials to the National Office


Individuals nominated for the Rho Chi Society National Faculty Advisor Award must currently advise an active Rho Chi Chapter. Previous recipients are not again eligible for a period of three years. Nominations may be submitted by Chapter Presidents, Deans, Regional Councilors, and/or National Officers.

*Provide a letter describing how the nominee meets the selection criteria, number of years as an advisor, and include the chapter name and school. Email the letter to the national office before the deadline of February 1 in addition to the online submission.



Please submit nominations online via the Award Submission Form and email supporting criteria letter to rhochisociety@umich.edu or mail to:

The Rho Chi Society
University of Michigan
College of Pharmacy
428 Church Street
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1067
Email: RhoChiSociety@umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 615-4898

Nomination Guidelines

Nominations must be submitted online no later than February 1, along with the emailed letter to the national office to be considered for the award.


The recipient will be recognized during the annual meeting of The Rho Chi Society held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association typically held in March or April. The award consists of an engraved plaque and an award of $500. The recipient will also be recognized through the various publications of the Society.

2023Susan Jean SkledarAlpha OmicronUniversity of Pittsburgh
2022Cathy L. WorrallAlpha IotaMedical University of South Carolina
2021Alexa CarlsonBeta TauNortheastern University
2020Bradley BoucherAlpha NuUniversity of Tennessee
2019Bradley HeinBeta NuUniversity of Cincinnati - Medical Center
2018Beth Resman-TargoffGammaUniversity of Oklahoma
2017Lucio VolinoAlpha EtaRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2016S. William ZitoBeta DeltaSt. John’s University
2015Emmanuelle SchwartzmanGamma SigmaWestern University of Health Sciences
2014No Recipient
2013Lynette MoserAlpha ChiWayne State University
2012Andrew J. SmithAlpha OmegaUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City
2011Wallace J. MurrayGamma SigmaWestern University of Health Sciences
2010Victoria F. RocheAlpha AlphaCreighton University
2009Michael Z. WincorThetaUniversity of Southern California
2008KarenBeth BohanGamma LambdaWilkes University
2007Dong Churl SuhAlpha EtaRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
2006Melody H. RyanAlpha XiUniversity of Kentucky
2005Thomas L. LemkeBeta OmicronUniversity of Houston
2004Marc W. HarroldAlpha BetaDuquesne University
2003Douglas J. BlackRhoUniversity of Washington
2002No recipient
2001Mary J. FerrillBeta OmegaUniversity of the Pacific
2000Joseph S. AdirBeta SigmaHoward University
1999Wallace J. MurrayAlpha EpsilonUniversity of Nebraska
1998Sidney Alan RosenbluthAlpha MuWest Virginia University
1997Chandradhar DwivediTauSouth Dakota State University
1996Edward FisherBeta UpsilonSouthwestern Oklahoma State University
1995Amy M. HaddadAlpha AlphaCreighton University
1994Grady StromGamma AlphaMercer University