Bowl of Hygeia Award
McDowell receives Bowl of Hygeia award
At the PharmD commencement on Thursday, May 5, 2016, Class of 2016 graduate Leann McDowell, PharmD, received the School of Pharmacy Bowl of Hygeia Award. The Bowl of Hygeia Award is the highest honor given to a graduating student in the School of Pharmacy. The award was presented by Brian Komoto, PharmD, ’81, president of the Pharmacy Alumni Association which sponsors the award. To be nominated as a finalist for the award is a high honor, and the other Class of 2016 finalists were:
- Michael De Guia, PharmD
- Thomas Lee, PharmD
- Kathyrn Salvadora, PharmD
- Erin St.Angelo, PharmD
The following citation, read during the graduation ceremony, represents a compilation of comments from fellow students and School of Pharmacy faculty regarding McDowell:
Leann McDowell embodies the qualities of leadership, friendship and compassion and has been a constant source of support for the Class of 2016. Leann cares deeply about the profession of pharmacy and consistently puts the needs of others before her own. The intellectual curiosity, work ethic, humility, collaborative spirit, and positive attitude which fueled her active involvement as a UCSF student are certain to extend to the next phase of her professional life. As one classmate commented: “Leann exemplifies what every pharmacist should aspire to be: calm and collected with an open mind and open heart.”
About the award
First presented in 1966, this honor is bestowed upon a student by fellow classmates and the faculty, and it recognizes the individual who best exemplifies the qualities most desirable in a pharmacist in action, thought, and attitude. Most important of these attributes are leadership, ability, enthusiasm, and dedication, not only as they relate to the profession of pharmacy, but also to humankind.
The UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association presents a uniquely designed representation of the Bowl of Hygeia to the recipient at Commencement each year. The award is named for Hygeia, the Greek goddess of health, and is recognized as a symbol of the profession of pharmacy.
About the sponsor
The UCSF Pharmacy Alumni Association exists to support and champion the alumni, faculty, and students of the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Activities of the Association include hosting mentor nights and events at professional conferences, offering financial support to student organizations, and honoring Distinguished Alumni.
Image credits for Commencement: Cindy Chew
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