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APA Pharmacy Hall of Fame Lapel PinAbout the Pharmacy Hall of Fame

Established in 2015 by the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA), the Pharmacy Hall of Fame acknowledges achievements by those engaged in the profession of pharmacy, whether alive or deceased, and recognizes their outstanding contributions or exemplary service to pharmacy and/or to healthcare.

Pharmacy Hall of Fame Nomination Information

2016 Inductee Biographies

2015 Inductee Biographies



2016 Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame

   Photo: Pharmacists inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame on June 14, 2016. 
Pictured (L-R) Charlie Thomas, Miles Thomas and Jim Main

On June 14, 2016, twenty-two individuals were inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) 135th Annual Convention held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL. Inducted, in person, on June 14, 2016 were: Justice James A. Main of Montgomery, Charles Clifford Thomas of Montgomery and J Miles Thomas of Opelika.

Awards were presented  to Roland Julian Nelson of Homewood and Joseph O. Dean of Birmingham on July 20, 2016 in Birmingham.


Inducted posthumously were: Roy Albright, W.E. Bingham, Lynn S. Blake, Woodrow Bynum, A. W. Cawthon, Thelma Coburn, John Wesley Durr, E.P. Galt, Elbert W. Gibbs, Malvin Goldstein, Lela Legare, Lawrence C. Lewis, J.W. McLane, Paul Molyneux, Jack Mullins, Barry O'Neal Shiflett and Sam J. Watkins.


“The Pharmacy Hall of Fame Inductees have, by their work and accomplishments, brought honor to the profession of pharmacy,” stated Louise Jones, APA Executive Director. “These are individuals who clearly standout from the mainstream.”


 2016 Inductee Biographies                                                                 

Joseph O. Dean, Jr.

Dr. Joe Dean graduated from Samford's Pharmacy School in 1962. He holds a master's degree from the University of Montevallo and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.  In 1975 he joined the Samford faculty as director of professional affairs and pharmacy admissions. As Dean, he led the school through implementation of the entry-level Doctor of Pharmacy degree and two major renovations of the pharmacy school’s facilities. Dean retired from Samford University in 2006.  His awards include the Bowl of Hygeia, the ACA Deans Recognition Medal, APhA ASP Outstanding Dean Award, the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame, 2006 Health Care Hero - Educator, a Pellegrino Medal, and he was listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World 2012.   Dean served on the Alabama Commission on Pharmacy and was the inaugural Speaker of the APA House of Delegates; also serving as a 20-year trustee of APA. Most notably though, is not a medal trophy, but the influence this man has had on so many. The example he set has inspired many a student to become engaged in their profession and because of that, pharmacy is better.

Justice James A. Main
Jim Main graduated from Auburn University in 1968 and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. Justice Main received his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Alabama in 1972.  He currently serves the State of Alabama as an Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. He has previously served as Judge of the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals, Director of Finance, Senior Counsel to Governor Bob Riley, and Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor to Governor Fob James. His other public service includes terms as Anniston’s City Attorney, Lineville’s City Judge and as the City Attorney for Oxford, Alabama. He began his private law practice in Anniston in 1972. Justice Main is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American, Alabama, and Montgomery Bar Associations, Founding Fellow Alabama Law Foundation, Montgomery Chapter Inn of Court, Chair of the Dean’s Counsel for the Auburn School of Pharmacy, past-member of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, and APA President. Most notably he served two terms as president of the American Pharmaceutical Association. He has received many awards, including the Parke Davis Leadership Award; the Bowl of Hygeia; the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Auburn University School of Pharmacy; and the President’s Award from the American Society of Pharmacy and Law. 

Roland Julian Nelson
Roland Nelson graduated from Auburn University School of Pharmacy in 1964. He owned and operated Reynolds Drugs for 36 years. He and his late wife Katherine have two children and three grandchildren. In 2000, Roland implemented the Immunization Program and gave over 500 flu vaccinations yearly. He is an adjunct instructor to pharmacy students at both Samford and Auburn. He is involved in all Homewood Elementary schools with sponsorships and drug education. Roland is a member of APA, JCPA, NCPA, APhA, and the Auburn Alumni Association and served on the Alabama Board of Pharmacy, including one year as President. Roland Nelson is the recipient of numerous awards including the Merck Outstanding Achievement Award, the Mitch Rotholtz Presidents’ Award, the Knoll Innovative Pharmacist Award, DTA King Kourtsey Award, Auburn University School of Pharmacy Distinguished Pharmacist Award, and the 2007 Bowl of Hygeia. One of Roland’s largest contributions to pharmacy has been his mentorship of many who have gone on to be recognized leaders in their own right. 

Charles Clifford Thomas

Charlie Thomas is a 1965 graduate of the Auburn School of Pharmacy. He has owned Thomas Discount Drugs, been a pharmacy manager for Harco Drugs and served 18 years as the Pharmacy Director of the Alabama Department of Public Health. While a student at Auburn, Charlie founded Phi Lambda Sigma, the national pharmacy leadership society. Phi Lambda Sigma recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and in 2011 it created the Charles Thomas Scholarship in honor of Charlie.  Charlie’s service record includes being a contributing author of “The Pharmacist in Public Health”, a member of the Board of Directors Alliance for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, a member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Multistate Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy; President of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy; affiliate faculty for Auburn University School of Pharmacy and McWhorter School of Pharmacy. He is a past president of APA and Auburn School of Pharmacy Alumni Association.  He has chaired the APhA-APPM Community/Ambulatory Section, was elected Delegate to the House of Delegates, and was appointed a member of the APhA Strategic Directions Committee and APhA-PAC.    Charlie is the recipient of the 1998 Bowl of Hygeia Award, Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame (2012); Linwood F. Tice Award for Leadership in National Student Programs; Fellow American Pharmaceutical Association; Phi Lambda Sigma Founders Award; ODK- National Leadership Society; NARD Pharmacy Leadership Award; Merck Pharmacy Leadership Award; Alabama Commission on Pharmacy Distinguished Service Award; and the Birmingham Retail Druggist Service Award. 


J. Miles Thomas

Miles Thomas graduated from Auburn University in 1955. As the owner and operator of Thomas Pharmacy in Opelika, Miles has served the Opelika community for more than 50 years. His contributions have included councilman, city commissioner and city council president all while working to improve and expand Opelika’s economic, cultural, and educational opportunities. He is an active member of APA and has served as its President and Vice President.  He has also served on the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy, and as Past-President of the Opelika City Council, Lee County Pharmaceutical Association, and the Auburn Pharmacy Association, Director of Central Bank, and a member of the National Association of Retail Druggists.  He has served on the advisory board of the Auburn University School of Pharmacy.  Mr. Thomas has been honored numerous times including awards for Phi Lambda Sigma Leadership, the Auburn Distinguished Alumni Award, NCPA Leadership Award, the A. H. Robins Community Service Award, and was the first Alabama recipient of the Bowl of Hygeia award in 1963.


Roy Albright
Roy Albright cofounded his first drug store in Mobile on the corner of Dauphin and Jackson streets and expanded the company in 1936 to consist of 21 stores in Mobile, Mississippi, and Florida.  Albright and Wood stores were sold to Eckerd Drugs in 1967. He served as President of APA and as President of the National Association of Chain Drugstores. He was a leader in the construction of the Dauphin Island Bridge, served as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Mobile County Board of Pensions and Security, and as Vice-President and Treasurer of the Mobile Carnival Association. In 1959, Mr. Albright was named “Mobilian of the Year.” [Inducted posthumously]

W.E. Bingham
W.E. Bingham served as the APA executive secretary from 1901 until his death in 1934, many of those years without pay. He was honored for his 33 years of service at the 52nd annual convention. Mr. Bingham served as President of APA from 1897-1899.  He also served as secretary to the Alabama Board of Pharmacy in 1924.  Mr. Bingham was honorary president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in 1932, an office purposefully created to honor him. [Inducted posthumously]
Lynn S. Blake
Lynn Blake was the first Dean of the Auburn School of Pharmacy after it became a pharmacy school rather than a Department of Chemistry School.  He served as Dean from 1941-1959. Upon his retirement, he had served as an Auburn faculty member for 46 years. [Inducted posthumously]
Woodrow Byrum
Woodrow Byrum served as Dean of the School of Pharmacy of Howard College beginning in 1952. During his almost 20-year tenure, Howard College relocated their campus in Homewood, instituted the mandatory 5-year curriculum, and became known as Samford University.  [Inducted posthumously]
A.W. Cawthon

A.W. Cawthon organized Cawthon-Coleman Company with his partner, A.R. Coleman in 1869 while the city of Selma was still under the control of Union troops. Cawthon was a medical chemist in the Confederate war effort and was instrumental in the distribution of medications across the state under war time conditions. .  [Inducted posthumously]

Thelma Coburn
Thelma Coburn served as the APA Executive Secretary from 1938-1962.  A native of Birmingham, she was the third woman in the State’s history to serve in this capacity. She was appointed in 1938 and earned a salary of $25 per month until she retired in 1962. In her words she “opened up, swept up, and closed up” for 25 years. She propelled Alabama pharmacy leaders into prominence nationally by giving the voice of Alabama pharmacy the opportunity to be heard nationally. In 1930, she helped organize the Birmingham Retail Druggists Association, now known as the Jefferson County Pharmacy Association. [Inducted posthumously]
John Wesley Durr
John Wesley Durr, a Montgomery cotton farmer in the years just before the Civil War, was the corporate successor to DuBose and Mobile Drug. Durr Drug Company of Mobile organized  August 1, 1959 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Durr Drug Company of Montgomery. John Wesley Durr was its founder.  [Inducted posthumously]
E.P. Galt
Mr. Galt was a native of Selma, Alabama.  He served on the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy from its inception in 1887 as secretary until his death in 1923, a position he held for 36 years. He also served as President of the Alabama Pharmaceutical Association from 1893-1895.  [Inducted posthumously]
Elbert W. Gibbs
Elbert Gibbs, a native of Hanceville, Alabama moved to Birmingham in 1918 at the age of 25 to begin his career in pharmacy. By 1925, he owned Gibbs-Doster Drug Company and Tutwiler Drug Company.  Mr. Gibbs served as president of the Birmingham Retail Druggists Association and APA. He was secretary of the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy and president of the National Association of Retail Druggists; later being named honorary president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. In 1967, he was named as secretary emeritus of the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy. [Inducted posthumously]
Malvin Goldstein
Malvin Goldstein received his pharmacy degree in 1951 from Samford University.  He was the co-owner of Crestline Pharmacy in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Goldstein was the recipient of the 1968 Service Trophy for his work on behalf of APA. He served a five-year term on the State Board of Pharmacy and seven years as APA treasurer.  He was also a member of JCPA, APhA, and the National Association of Retail Druggists.  [Inducted posthumously]
Lela Legare
Lela Legare, a native of Selma was the first female pharmacist to graduate from the Auburn School of Pharmacy under the four-year program in 1932. She was the most knowledgeable historian of pharmacy that Alabama has ever had. She received a Certificate of Commendation from the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy in 1974 for her contributions to the history of pharmacy in Alabama through her collecting, writing and speaking activities.  [Inducted posthumously]
Lawrence C. Lewis
Lawrence Lewis was a pharmacist, optometrist and the owner of Lewis Drug and Feed Store in Tuskegee for over 50 years.  He was a member of the State Board of Pharmacy for 30 years and served two terms as its President from 1920-1922.  Both APhA and APA made him a life member. He also served as secretary and treasurer of the Southeast Board of Pharmacy.  Mr. Lewis was the first Alabamian to be elected to a national pharmaceutical office.  He was the Past-President of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in 1916. [Inducted posthumously]
J.W. McLane
J.W. McLane was a graduate of Howard College. He received his degree and pharmacy license in 1949 after serving in World War II. He worked for a year in an independent drug store before being called to serve in the Korean Conflict in December 1950. Upon his return, McLane worked at Dewberry Drug Company as a manager and later became President and owner of the company. Colonel McLane began his service for the United States of America when he enlisted in the Army as a Lieutenant. He served in World War II with the 22nd Infantry Division and was awarded the Bronze and Silver Stars for his heroic acts. He retired with 34 years of service.   He served 19 years as Executive Secretary of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy. During his term, the Board began licensing technicians; established rules for monitoring the use of newly allowed Generic Drugs; implemented consultations with new prescriptions; established Supervising Pharmacist regs and rules for interns and externs.  He was an avid member of the APA, APhA, JCPA, and NARD. J.W. McLane led his life by living out his beloved 22nd Infantry motto “deeds not words.”  [Inducted posthumously]
Paul Molyneux
Paul Molyneux was a graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute and was awarded a graduate scholarship in 1913.  He returned to API and finished there as a pharmaceutical chemist in 1914. His career spanned some 70 years. Mr. Molyneux served 13 years on the Alabama Board of Pharmacy. He served two terms each as president and as treasurer and was elected president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in 1941.  [Inducted posthumously]
Jack Mullins
Jack Mullins was a graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1949.  He was the director of customer relations for Walker Drug Company and a friend of pharmacy who greatly influenced success in many pharmacies through Walker Drug.  He served his country in the Army as a medic during World War II and was in all major conflicts, including the Battle of Ardennes and the Battle of the Bulge.  He is the recipient of the Bronze star in recognition of his heroic efforts to save lives on the battlefield. He received the Bowl of Hygeia Award in 1987.  [Inducted posthumously]
Barry O'Neal Shiflett
Barry Shiflett, an Auburn alumnus, offered a condensed course in pharmacy in Birmingham by opening his own school in 1919.  Students from all over the country attended because of the daily laboratory work. In 1926, Shiftlett School was forced to close and Barry went on to serve as an instructor of pharmacy at Birmingham Southern College and later with Howard College. In 1932, he reopened his school for the purpose of offering refresher courses.  Mr. Shiflett along with his colleague Carl Whorton, were the first Alabama pharmacists to attend the house of delegates of the American Pharmaceutical Association in 1923.  [Inducted posthumously]
Sam J. Watkins
Sam Watkins served as president of the APA from 1936-1937. He was the first Alabamian to be elected president of the National Association of Retail Druggists in November of 1940.  [Inducted posthumously]



2015 Inductees                                                                 

Alabama Pharmceutical Association Founders 
Each of the fifteen founders of APA were inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame upon the Hall of Fame's inception.

L.T. Bradfield
Philip Charles Candidus
J.E. Davis
John L. Davis
S.W. Gillespie
William Hoyt
J.W. Hughes
W.J. Hurd
Charles Mohr
C.M. Morrow
F.D. Nabers
Y.P. Newman
Hugo Plato
A.L. Stollenwerck
G.C. Stollenwerck

James R. Kuykendall

Mr. Kuykendall worked tirelessly as the Chair of the APA History Study Committee and on the compilation of the Profiles in Alabama Pharmacy book which was published in 1974 after three years of hard work. He used his off-days and went into each of the 67 counties where he talked with county historians, librarians, and pharmacists. This book provides the history of pharmacy in AL from the 1800s to the early 1970s and gives the reader a glimpse of how it all began. He was also instrumental in the formation of the pharmacy museum that APA owns and is operated by the Alabama Landmarks Foundation. Mr. Kuykendall helped to organize and serve as the first president of the DeKalb County Pharmaceutical Association. He was honored with APA’s Silver Goblet for Service and the Bowl of Hygeia. It is because of the tireless efforts of Mr. Kuykendall that we have a record of our profession and that history has been preserved. [Inducted posthumously]

Luania L. Thagard
A graduate of the University of Alabama, Luania Thagard was employed as the Executive Director of APA in January 1964. She took over the post in difficult times for the association. The VA Hometown Pharmacy Program contract had just been terminated and the Fair Trade Law that was passed in 1939 to prevent price baiting was declared unconstitutional by the Alabama Supreme Court. APA had a balance of $13,357, owned one desk, two file cabinets, an adding machine, and a typewriter and was operated out of the Birmingham Retail Druggists Association office in room 304 of the Thomas Jefferson Hotel in Birmingham. Upon her retirement in 1981, the office was housed in its own building purchased in 1973 located in Birmingham. The auditor’s report showed total assets at $385,807. It is because of Ms. Thagard’s years of service that APA is here and thriving today.[Inducted posthumously]

William W. Walker
Mr. Walker owned Walker Drug Company in Birmingham which was begun by his father in 1930 and he became the general manager in 1945. He is credited with developing a national reputation for the introduction of service and distribution innovations for the wholesale drug industry. He led Walker Drug Co. to become one of the nation’s largest, independent wholesale drug companies; Mr. Walker was instrumental in the start-up and success of many pharmacies throughout the state and in distribution of the polio vaccine in AL upon its release. Because of his support of both Auburn and Samford schools of pharmacy, he served on the advisory boards at both schools and was a contributor and member of the President’s Club at both universities. He has served on the boards of many health care related institutions including Carraway Methodist Medical Center, SOS Foundation, Industrial Health Council, and Druggists Service Council. He was a past president of JCPA, Southern Drug Club, and the first Alabamian to be President of the National Wholesale Druggists Association. He received the Bowl of Hygeia, APA Service Trophy, Phi Lambda Sigma Alabama Pharmacy Leadership Award, and J. Leon Lascoff Award. [Inducted posthumously]

 John P. Beasley
Mr. Beasley is a 1955 graduate of Auburn University. He served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve from 1953-1960. His professional career has included serving as a president of APA and the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy. With a desire to make a difference, he served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1984-1994 and was elected to the Legislative Council and as Chairman of the Business and Labor Committee. In his community, Mr. Beasley has served in the Scottish Rite, on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Columbia, as the Director of the Chamber of Commerce for Dothan, as a Shriner, and as a Worshipful Master in the Masonic Lodge. He has been an Eagle Scout, a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher, and a past president of the Lion’s Club. Mr. Beasley has been honored with the Auburn Distinguished Alumni Award, the Bowl of Hygeia, and is an inductee in the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

 Anthony J. Brooklere

Mr. Brooklere was born and reared in Birmingham. He graduated from Auburn in 1958 and has been practicing pharmacy for over 56 years. He and his wife, Sara Jean, have two children, both pharmacists. He and Johnny own and operate Brooklere Pharmacy and Adamsville Pharmacy.

Mr. Brooklere has held multiple offices in APA including President and is also the past president of the JCPA. He has served on the Advisory Council for Auburn University’s School of Pharmacy as well as the State Board of Pharmacy, including a year as President. He is a founding member and past President of APCI. He is a charter member of the Forestdale Lions Club with 53 years of perfect attendance. His military service is filled with honors including membership in the Scabbard and Blade National Military Honor Society and as an Honor Graduate of the School of Military Medicine and Surgery. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Army Artillery and Guided Missiles, he also served as Assistant Commander of Brooke Army Medical Center in TX. Mr. Brooklere has been elected to the Adamsville City Council, served as Mayor Pro Tem of Adamsville, and is a Past President of the Forestdale Merchants Association.

Mr. Brooklere has been honored numerous times including awards for Industry of the Year, Auburn Distinguished Alumni, APA Service, Phi Lambda Sigma Alumni Leadership, Lions Club Community Service, Melvin Jones Fellowship for Dedicated Humanitarian Service, Lions International Key Member, Lou Columbo Community Service, and the Bowl of Hygeia.

 James I. Harrison, Jr. 
 Mr. Harrison was born and raised in Tuscaloosa. He accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of AL. After two years there, he transferred to Howard College to study pharmacy. In May 1956, he graduated with honors with memberships in Rho Chi, Kappa Psi, and ODK. Returning to Tuscaloosa, he began work with his father in the family’s drug store, Central Drug, in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa. Soon a second store would be purchased on the U of A campus which he managed. In 1967 Mr. Harrison founded Harco Drug and initiated the growth and expansion of one of Alabama’s most remarkable retail operations. From the corporate office in Tuscaloosa, Harco grew to 153 stores in AL, MS and FL. In August of 1997, Harco merged with the Rite Aid Corporation. Through the years, Mr. Harrison has received so many honors, it is only possible for us to share a few. He is an inductee of the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame; the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame; and the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. He has received the Samford University Lifetime Service Award and Distinguished Service Award; Citizen of the Year Award by the Tuscaloosa Civitan Club, Tuscaloosa Area Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, the NACDS Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award, the APA Distinguished Service Award, the Auburn University Distinguished Service Award, the Governor’s Volunteerism Award, the Bronze Oak Wreath Award, the Pharmacist Achievement Award by Merck, and the National Human Relations Award by the American Jewish Committee, just to name a few. 

He has been named Employer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Man of Achievement, Family of the Year, and Retailer of the Decade. 37th street in Tuscaloosa has been re-named for him and they celebrated April 5, 1990 as Jimmy Harrison Day in Tuscaloosa and Northport. He is a philanthropist to many deserving causes including the Catholic Church, the United Way, the University of Alabama, Rural Infant Stimulation, DCH Cancer Center, and most notably to this group, he established the James I. Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University. Mr. Harrison and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 61 years and are extremely devoted to their five children and fifteen grandchildren.

 Charles E. Prickett
Mr. Prickett is a 1961 graduate of Auburn University. He and his wife, Shirley of 56 years, have raised three children (two pharmacists and a nurse). He is currently the owner of two pharmacies and is one of the original founders of APCI and signed their Articles of Incorporation. He has served three terms as APCI’s president and as a board member for 30 years. Mr. Prickett has held many leadership offices in APA including Trustee, Speaker, and President. JCPA also benefitted from his leadership as Director, Treasurer and President. He has served as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Samford MSOP in past years. Honors bestowed upon him include the APA King Kourtesy Award, the Bowl of Hygeia, Samford’s Preceptor of the Year, Phi Lambda Sigma’s National Leadership Award, and Auburn’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. His efforts to give back aren’t limited to his professional work, including his work with the Jefferson County Health Planning Commission, Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce, Sertoma Club as a Troop Leader and Cub Scout Master, Eastern Valley Community Center, Aldridge Gardens, Hoover Historical Association, Fairfield Highlands Methodist Church, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 56 years as a Mason in Flint Hill Masonic Lodge, and his governor appointment to the Alabama Historic Iron Works Commission.

 James O. Walker
Mr. Walker graduated from Auburn in1957 and began work carrying on the legacy at Walker Drug Company with his father. He has served in numerous leadership roles in his community including President of the Birmingham Better Business Bureau, Secretary of the Birmingham Kiwanis Club, Sunday School teacher to 5 year olds at Canterbury Methodist Church, and Board member for Carraway Methodist Hospital for fifteen years. Due to the substantial support of his family, the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy building was named the Walker building. Mr. Walker was honored with the 2010 Bowl of Hygeia Award and the 2002 APA President’s Special Achievement Award. He retired in 2003 but has never stopped working for the profession of pharmacy. He holds a special place in his heart for students and has led the APA Scholarship Endowment Fund efforts since its inception in 2012. This committee has a goal to raise one million dollars to ensure the ability of APA to assist deserving students with their financial expenses of pharmacy school. One must only be in his presence for a short time to recognize his love for pharmacy and those who practice it.



Nomination Information

Candidates for induction into the APAPHOF should, by their work and accomplishments, have brought honor to the profession of pharmacy. These are individuals who clearly standout from the mainstream.

Selection Criteria:
Nominee must be currently or previously engaged in the field of pharmacy in Alabama for a significant period of time. The significant period of time should include the majority of the nominee’s career. 

Contributions by the nominee must distinguish them from the mainstream of others working in pharmacy. This can be demonstrated through exceptional achievement over the life of their career in pharmacy or an exceptional act during their career, or both.

For individuals who qualify for APA membership:
Membership in APA is required for a minimum of 25 years or 80% of the years the nominee has been/was associated with pharmacy. 

For individuals who do not qualify for APA membership:
Nominees who have made a significant contribution to the profession of pharmacy in Alabama but do not qualify for membership in APA can be considered for induction five years after their death. Exceptions to this criterion can be considered by the Awards Committee but will only be granted in extreme cases. Any nominees granted induction by this measure shall have received a unanimous vote for induction by the Awards Committee.

The Nomination form should be accompanied by a letter from the nominator describing in detail, the accomplishments of the nominee including education, positions held, appointments and other significant and relevant information. 

A minimum of three and not more than five letters of support should accompany the nomination packet. Other materials such as newspaper, magazine and other media information may also be included.

The deadline for nomination submission is March 31st of each year.

Questions regarding the nomination process or the Pharmacy Hall of Fame should be directed to Louise Jones, Executive Director, APA at or 334-271-4222.

The candidate nomination materials should be forwarded to:

1211 Carmichael Way
Montgomery, AL 36106

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