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					                                                                                      National Community
                                                                                      Pharmacists Association
                                                                                      Foundation
                                                                                      Annual Report
      The NCPA Foundation is committed to support growth and advancement of
  independently owned community pharmacy practices by providing assistance to
students, faculty and innovative practitioners dedicated to improving patient care.


                 National Community Pharmacists Association Foundation
                                                 205 Daingerfield Road
                                           Alexandria, Virginia 22314


                                                               703.683.8200
                                                            703.683.3619 Fax
                                                              www.ncpanet.org
                                                                                                    John W. Dargavel Medal

                                                                                                    John M. Rector, Esq., NCPA’s
                                                                                                    Senior Vice President of
                                 John W. Dargavel
                                                                                                    Government Affairs and General
                                 NCPA's Executive Secretary
                                                                                                    Counsel was named the recipient of         more than 80 trade and professional
                                 from 1933 to 1961
                                                                                                    the John W. Dargavel Medal.                associations representing the
                                                                                                    Honoring John W. Dargavel, NCPA’s          interests of more than four million
                                                                                                    Executive Secretary from 1933 to           small businesses in manufacturing,
                                                                                                    1961, the Medal is presented               retailing, distribution, professional
To the members of the National Community Pharmacists Association:                                   annually to recognize those who            and technical services, construction,
                                                                                                    provide outstanding service to
Since its inception in 1953 as the John A. Dargavel Memorial Foundation,                            community pharmacy.
                                                                                                                                               transportation and agriculture.
the NCPA Foundation has been committed to supporting independent                                                                               Mr. Rector is the past chairman of
                                                                                                                                               the Council’s Political Education
pharmacists and pharmacy students. Our 50th anniversary is a meaningful                             Mr. Rector joined NCPA in 1980 and         Committee, chair of its Antitrust
time to assess our progress toward achieving our mission as well as to                              is responsible for the Association’s
seek new and innovative ways to serve the profession. The Board of                                                                             Task Force and serves on its
                                                                                                    legislative and regulatory activities
Directors has identified this golden jubilee year as one that will be                                                                          Executive Committee. During
                                                                                                    and for the NCPA PAC. He has been
highlighted by a special campaign to honor the Foundation’s comprehensive                                                                      2002-03, the Council’s 25th
                                                                                                    instrumental in legislative, regulatory
contributions to independent community pharmacy and to pursue a new                                                                            anniversary, he held the position
                                                                                                    and judicial initiatives to preserve and
initiative that will expand our efforts to encourage community pharmacy as                                                                     of Chairman.
                                                                                                    protect the interests of independent
the practice preference.                                                                            community pharmacy. As the                 Before joining the NCPA,
                                                                                                    NCPA’s media spokesperson on
The NCPA Foundation’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship Endowment will assure                              regulatory, legal and government
                                                                                                                                               Mr. Rector served as a trial attorney
the opportunity to develop future leaders within the profession. We will                                                                       for the U.S. Department of Justice.
                                                                                                    affairs issues, Mr. Rector has             A former federal prosecutor, he
invest in academically motivated students by providing scholarships to
                                                                                                    provided expert opinion on a wide          spent six years as deputy chief
support the educational goals of prospective independent practitioners.
                                                                                                    range of subjects affecting                counsel and then chief counsel and
To promote independent community pharmacy ownership in our colleges                                 independent pharmacy owners                staff director of the U.S. Senate
of pharmacy, the NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student Business Plan Competition                              including the Medicare drug benefit        Judiciary Committee. He also
has been established. The first national program of its kind in the pharmacy                        for seniors, the financial impact of       served as counsel to Indiana
profession, NCPA Student Chapters will be invited to participate in the                             importation and reimportation of           Senator Birch Bayh, and as his
Competition with the goal of developing a business plan to start a new                              medications into the U.S. and the          legislative assistant for health.
pharmacy or assume ownership of an existing pharmacy. Generous                                      negative impact of pharmacy benefit        He was confirmed by the U.S.
support for the Competition has been provided by the families of the late                           managers on pharmacy owners and            Senate as administrator of the
Neil L. Pruitt, Sr. and H. Joseph Schutte as well as Mallinckrodt.                                  their patients.
                                                                                                                                               nation’s juvenile justice agency for

The NCPA Foundation has developed a multifaceted approach to the                                    “ John Rector’s contributions to           Attorney General Griffin Bell and
                                                                                                    community pharmacy are                     served as a special counsel to the
advancement of independent pharmacy practice. As we celebrate our
                                                                                                    legendary,” said NCPA Foundation           Attorney General.
Golden Jubilee, we will continue to sponsor activities and programming
                                                                                                    President Charles West. “His
designed to advance independent pharmacy and to help those individuals
                                                                                                    devotion to NCPA and its members           Mr. Rector is a graduate of the
who aspire to the pharmacy profession.                                                                                                         University of California at Berkeley and
                                                                                                    is truly remarkable. He is without
                                                                                                    peer in the national pharmacy legal,       of the University of California’s
Sincerely,
                                                                                                    political and legislative arena, and       Hastings College of the Law. As
                                                                                                    we are truly fortunate that he has         a law student, he was the recipient of
                                                                                                    devoted so many years to us in his         a Percy E. Towne Scholarship and
                                                                                                    illustrious career.”                       served on the staff of the Law
                                                                                                                                               Journal. He is a member of the
Charles M. West, P.D.                                                                               Since 1986, Mr. Rector has served          California and U.S. Supreme Court
President                                                                                           as a board member of the Small             Bars. In 1991, Mr. Rector received an
NCPA Foundation                                                                                     Business Legislative Council, an           honorary Doctor of Pharmacy from the
NCPA ® and logos are proprietary marks of NCPA, the national association representing independent
                                                                                                    independent, permanent coalition of        Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy.
community pharmacy. Contributions and gifts to the NCPA Foundation are generally deductible as
charitable contributions for federal tax purposes.                                                                                         two
                                                                                  H. Joseph Schutte                       positions in the
                                                                                                                          NCPA which
NCPA Pruitt-Schutte                                                               When H. Joseph Schutte received         culminated in
Student Business Plan Competition                                                 his Bachelor of Science Degree in       his election to
                                                                                  Pharmacy from the University of         its Presidency
A new initiative in honor of two          A sponsor/mentor, their NCPA            Kentucky College of Pharmacy, he        in 1986. He has served on the
great champions of independent            faculty liaison, another faculty        landed a position as a representative   Board of Directors of the
pharmacy, H. Joseph Schutte who           member or a local entrepreneur in       for Eli Lilly and Company. It was       NCPA Foundation since 1999.
currently serves on the NCPA              their community, will provide           a great first job but it wasn’t long
Foundation Board of Trustees and          guidance and assistance to the          before he recognized that               His community benefits from
the late Neil L. Pruitt, Sr. who was      participating students. Submitted       independent community pharmacy          Mr. Schutte’s skills and abilities
serving as a Foundation Trustee at        business plans will be evaluated by     would enable him to take full           though his membership and service
the time of his tragic accidental         practicing pharmacy owners, a           advantage of his entrepreneurial        as President of the Rotary Club and
                                                                                  skills. He purchased Jeffersontown      the Veterans Drug Club. He serves
death, will enable future community       faculty member and an individual
                                                                                  Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky,
pharmacists to learn some valuable        with financing expertise related to                                             on the Salvation Army Advisory
                                                                                  and that was just the beginning. He
lessons about the business world.         small business ownership.                                                       Board and is a member of the
                                                                                  later established Pharmacare Inc., a
Sponsored by the H. Joseph                                                        company that provided services for      Development Committee for the
Schutte family, the Neil L. Pruitt, Sr.   The inaugural competition will          thousands of patients in long-term      University of Kentucky College
family and Mallinckrodt, the Pruitt-      begin in the spring semester of         care facilities in Kentucky, Indiana    of Pharmacy and the Fund Raising
Schutte Student Business Plan             2004. The three top entries will        and Ohio.                               Committee for Little Sisters of
Competition will encourage,               compete for first, second and third                                             the Poor.
facilitate and recognize pharmacy         prizes at the NCAP annual meeting       Needless to say owning a
student entrepreneurship.                 in October. Selected winning team       successful and growing business         Mr. Schutte’s accomplishments
                                          members will receive funding to         has kept Mr. Schutte very busy but      have been recognized by his peers
The first national program of its         travel to the 2004 NCPA Annual          he has always made time to serve        and by the business community.
kind in the pharmacy profession,          Convention to present their business    his profession on the local, state      He is the recipient of the Bowl
NCPA Student Chapters will be             plans. Winners also will receive an     and national level. Locally, he was     of Hygeia and was honored as
invited to participate in the             award for display in their College as   the President and Chairman of the       the Kentucky Pharmacist of the
Competition with the goal of              well as a financial award for their     Board of the Jefferson County           Year. He has received the
developing a business plan to start       team and for their College. The first   Academy of Pharmacy. A four year        Outstanding Kentuckian Award
a new pharmacy or assume                  place team and their mentor or dean     appointment to the Kentucky Board       from the University of Kentucky
ownership of an existing pharmacy.        will receive travel funds to present    of Pharmacy including a term as its     College of Pharmacy as well as
                                          their business plan at the NCPA         President gave him an opportunity       the Entrepreneur of the Year
                                          Multiple Location Conference.           to share his expertise with others in   in Kentucky and Southern
                                                                                  his profession. An extremely active     Indiana Award.
                                                                                  member of the Kentucky
                                                                                  Pharmacists Association, his            Today, Mr. Schutte is the
                                                                                  committee participation included        Chairman and Chief Executive
                                                                                  focus on Legislative Affairs, Budget    Officer of GeriMed Inc., in
                                                                                  and Finance and Economic Affairs.       Louisville, Kentucky, a for-profit
                                                                                  He accepted two appointments to         corporation organized to provide
                                                                                  the Kentucky Certificate of Need        group purchasing services and
                                                                                  and Licensor Board. Mr. Schutte’s       programs to long term care
                                                                                  national involvement has included       pharmacies throughout the United
                                                                                  membership in the American              States. His entrepreneurial
                                                                                  Society of Consulting Pharmacists       spirit continues to bring him
                                                                                  (ASCP) and the National Community       professional success and his
                                                                                  Pharmacists Association (NCPA) as       generosity has led him to encourage
                                                                                  well as a term as President of the      future generations of independent
                                                                                  National Council for Prescription       community pharmacists as one
                                                                                  Drug Programs. Since 1975, he has       of the founding benefactors
                                                                                  served in a number of leadership        of the NCPA Pruitt-Schutte
                                                                                                                          Student Business Plan Competition.

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                                                                               The Golf Outing Committee,
                                                                               Chairman Joe Mosso and members,
                                                                               Joe Schutte, Jim Vincent, Charles
                                                                               West and Ian Mathison expressed
                                                                               their gratitude to those individuals
                                                                               who donated items to the auction,
                                                                               participated in the auction and
                                                                               purchased raffle tickets in this
                                                                               record breaking scholarship
                                                                               fundraising event. Special
                                                                               recognition was accorded to
                                                                               Amerisource Bergen and Owens-
NCPA Foundation Student Scholarship                                            Illinois for their sponsorship of this
Golf Tournament                                                                popular convention tradition.

                                                                               NCPA Foundation
The Golf Club at Newcastle              Other items of interest included       Activities and Programs
provided a picturesque setting for      several rare collectible coins,
the annual NCPA Foundation              a limited edition fine art print,      Independent Pharmacy Research
Student Scholarship Golf                autographed sports memorabilia,
Tournament. Golfers enjoyed the         a year’s membership to PAAS for        The Foundation continues to
challenge of the Northwest’s            audit assistance for pharmacists and   support research in critical areas of
premier golf course designed by         a gourmet gift basket. Several         pharmacy practice. This past year,
architect Robert E. Cupp, in            Quecreek miners’ items were on the     the Foundation provided funding for
consultation with Masters               auction block including the book       the following study:
Champion, Fred Couples.                 “Our Story” as well as a Quecreek
                                                                               Validation of Formulas Used to Determine
Majestic views of Mt. Rainier,          baseball cap, a coffee mug, an
                                                                               an Equitable Selling/Purchase Price for
Lake Washington and the Seattle         aerial photo of the rescue site and
                                                                               Community Pharmacies
skyline provided the perfect            a teddy bear with a piece of coal
backdrop for an enjoyable day           from the mine.                         Using pharmacy owners who
of golf.                                                                       participated in the NCPA
                                        Exclusive vacation packages
Auctioneers Doyle High and              offered to participants included
                                                                               Independent Pharmacy Matching
                                                                               Service, the selling/purchase price
Lonnie Hollingsworth performed          seven nights at a townhome at
                                                                               of a sample of community
their magic at that evening’s dinner    Tamarron Resort in Durango                                                          Richard Jackson, Ph.D. and Cynthia Coffey, Pharm.D.
                                                                               pharmacies sold in the past two
auction producing a record fund         Mountain, Colorado, five nights at                                                  Center for Community Pharmacy Practice and Research
                                                                               years was determined. Financial              Mercer University School of Pharmacy
raising evening for the NCPA            a luxury ocean front/golf course,
                                                                               data for the pharmacies was                  Atlanta, Georgia
Foundation Student Scholarship          “Pebble Beach of the East Coast,”
                                                                               collected and used to validate and
Fund. Spearheaded by Foundation         seven nights at a resort beach
                                                                               update approximately 14 formulas
Trustee Joe Mosso, this eagerly         house in North Myrtle Beach, South
                                                                               currently used to determine an
anticipated event offered               Carolina and two nights of luxury
                                                                               equitable selling/purchase price.
collectibles, sports memorabilia        accommodations at a Ritz Carlton
                                                                               The results of this study have
and vacation packages to tempt          Hotel of the winner’s choice.
                                                                               significant value to potential
the most discerning bidders.            Enthusiastic and frequent bidding
                                                                               independent pharmacy buyers
                                        for the auction items provided the
Featured items included autographed     most successful conclusion to the
                                                                               and sellers.
copies of Jack Nicklaus’                NCPA Foundation’s traditional
autobiography, “My Story,”              Saturday golf outing netting
Arnold Palmer’s, “A Personal            significant support for the
Journey,” John Grisham’s, “The          Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Chamber” and Malcolm Campbell’s,
the “New Encyclopedia of Golf.”

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Corporate Recognition Award                                                  2003 NCPA-Pfizer Digest

The Corporate Recognition Award       Pharmacist e-link™ and in the          The Foundation made CD’s of the          benchmarking tools that allow
was presented to Johnson &            expansion of e-connectivity between    NCPA-Pfizer Digest available at no       independent pharmacists to
Johnson Healthcare Systems.           physicians and pharmacists to          charge to faculty at all of the U.S.     compare the performance of their
Johnson & Johnson Health Care         improve the prescription process       pharmacy schools. The 2003               pharmacies to the top 25 percent of
Systems provides a single point of    through SureScript Systems.            NCPA-Pfizer Digest is provided           independent pharmacies.
contact for products from their                                              as a service to community
domestic companies serving            Effective Pharmacy Management          pharmacists and others interested        Disaster Relief Fund
pharmaceutical markets. In addition                                          in pharmacy services by the
to account management, the
                                      The 9th edition of Effective           National Community Pharmacists
                                                                                                                      The Foundation’s Disaster Relief
                                      Pharmacy Management was                                                         Fund provided financial assistance
company provides                                                             Association. The Digest compiles
                                      released in CD format. Providing                                                to Zumwalt Pharmacy, Stockton,
a wide range of business support                                             and summarizes comprehensive
                                      instruction in developing and owning                                            Missouri, Chester Street Pharmacy,
services including contract                                                  financial data from independent
                                      a community pharmacy practice,                                                  Jackson, Tennessee and Bakers
administration, supply chain and                                             pharmacies nationwide.
                                      complimentary copies were sent to                                               Drug Store, Jackson, Tennessee.
e-business. The company has                                                  Participating pharmacies provide
                                      NCPA faculty liaisons and college                                               All three pharmacies were severely
a growing service business with                                              financial information on their stores’
                                      deans as an educational resource                                                damaged by tornados.
consulting and management service                                            revenues, expenses, and
                                      for pharmacy students. It was
capabilities for acute care and                                              demographics. The survey has been
                                      also made available for sale
ambulatory provider settings as                                              compiled and reported for more than
                                      to pharmacists.
well as health and fitness services                                          70 years and is supported by an
for employers.                        New Independent Pharmacist             unrestricted grant from Pfizer Inc.
                                                                             New to the Digest this year are
Primary among the reasons for its     Published in America’s Pharmacist,
recognition was Johnson & Johnson     the New Independent Pharmacist
Health Care System’s support of       section highlights activities of
technology for the pharmacy           NCPA student chapters and
profession. The company assisted      student programs at the NCPA
in enhancing the NCPA website to      Annual Convention. News
feature more tools that benefit       important to tomorrow’s leaders of
community pharmacy. It also was       independent community pharmacy
instrumental in the development of    also is provided.
NCPA’s new branded Internet portal




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Partners in Pharmacy

The Foundation provided funds to support the travel expenses of ten
Partners in Pharmacy (formerly WONARD) scholarship recipients.
Those students receiving assistance this year included:

Jennifer Arnold                          University of Montana
Michael Ausmus                           North Dakota State University
Kristie Beasley                          Campbell University
Daniel Bryant                            University of Arkansas
Robert Fox                               Western University              Neil L. Pruitt, Sr.
Rachel Hammond                           Wilkes University               In Memoriam
Marci Martin                             University of Washington
Francis Rhea                             Purdue University               Neil L. Pruitt, Sr. said it best.      Named to honor two visionary
Stephanie Smith                          Wilkes University               “Life is an adventure. One should      leaders of independent pharmacy,
Annette Wilson                           Mercer University               live it to its fullest – and I am!”    the NCPA Pruitt-Schutte Student
                                                                         His commitment to his family,          Business Plan Competition has been
                                                                         his friends, his profession, his       established to promote interest in
                                                                         community and his environment          independent community pharmacy
                                                                         was demonstrated in genuine and        ownership. “The business plan
                                                                         tangible ways. Mr. Pruitt’s            competition is symbolic of the
                                                                         willingness to lend a hand and to be   entrepreneurial spirit that Neil
                                                                         mindful of the needs of others         exhibited throughout his career,”
                                                                         engendered respect and affection       said Nancy Pruitt, Mr. Pruitt’s wife.
                                                                         from everyone he knew.                 “Neil was also a tremendous
                                                                                                                advocate for students. He would be
                                                                         From a single independent              very pleased to have his name
                                                                         pharmacy in northeastern Georgia,      associated with this competition.”
                                                                         Mr. Pruitt grew his company,
                                                                         United Health Services into a
                                                                         multifaceted health care
                                                                         organization with operations in
                                                                         several southeastern states.
                                                                         He graduated from the University
                                                                         of Georgia School of Pharmacy and
                                                                         served as president, director and
                                                                         chairman of the board of the
                                                                         Georgia Pharmaceutical Association,
                                                                         president of the National
                                                                         Association of Retail Druggists and
                                                                         a member of the Board of Trustees
                                                                         of the NCPA Foundation. Mr. Pruitt
                                                                         was active in a wide range of civic
                                                                         and charitable organizations and
                                                                         held public office as Mayor of
                                                                         Toccoa, Georgia.




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NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarships                                NCPA Foundation Donors

The NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarships recognize outstanding      Platinum Club                          Friends of the Foundation
                                                                         Mr. and Mrs.Neil L. Pruitt             Pawney Anderson
pharmacy students for their exemplary leadership and academic
                                                                         Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schutte*              Gerald Bailey
performance. Each of the recipients received a $2,000 scholarship and
                                                                                                                Vince Bari
travel expenses to attend the NCPA Annual Convention.                    Gold Club                              Bob Blake*
                                                                         George Benson*                         Mr.and Mrs. John Boarman
                                                                         D. C. Huffman                          Thomas Buford
NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarship Recipients                      Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moore*             Leonard Buntz
Clare Boswell                             Mercer University              Mr. and Mrs. James Vincent             Martin Cloessner
Daniel N. Bryant                          University of Arkansas         Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. West*          Rebecca Cole
Alexandre Chan                            Rutgers University                                                    Nelson Der
Amanda Edwards                            Wilkes University              Silver Club                            Paul DiBona
Stacy Smith Epstein                       University of Kentucky         Stephen Giroux                         John Douglas*
Lana Carol James                          University of Arkansas                                                Doris Duncan*
Deana M. Landrigan                        Creighton University                                                  Peter Fay
Kimberly Lightner                         University of Arizona          Bronze Club                            Cathleen Ferlin*
Jeana M. Little                           Washington State University    Robert Greenwood                       Gloria Fumo
Brandy Longan                             University of Oklahoma         Gerald Shapiro                         Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gallagher
Christina L. Ludwig                       University of Colorado                                                Miranda Green
Christy M. Lynch                          University of Arkansas         Century Club                           Kimberley Griffith
Jennifer Mitchell                         University of Arkansas         Calvin Anthony*                        Joseph Harmison*
Amber M. Polansky                         University of Kansas           Carmen DiCello*                        Rolland Johnson
Stephanie C. Smith                        Wilkes University              David Elm                              Rebecca Jones
                                                                         Peter Griffin                          Dorothy McHugh*
NCPA Foundation Presidential Scholarship Sponsors                        Armando Guerra                         Allan Morris
                                                                         Richard Guerra                         Mark Pilkington
The Foundation appreciates the generosity of its corporate partners in   Mr. and Mrs. K. Hayes                  Lisa Ploehn
support of our student assistance program.                               Sharlea Leatherwood*                   Vivian Przondo*
                                                                         Dennis Ludwig*                         Gennaro Ragione
Amerisource Bergen                                                       John Marion                            Mike Rupp
AstraZeneca                                                              Paul Martin                            Michael Saad
E. Fougera and Company                                                   Ian Mathison                           David Schoech
Janssen Pharmaceutica Products                                           Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mehrle            Jayme Steig
Owens-Illinois                                                           Louis Mitchell                         Ruth Stewart
Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceutical Group                                         Joseph Mosso*                          Thomas West
Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company                                     New Salem Pharmacy*                    Dirk White
Procter & Gamble Company                                                 Dwayne Plender
Yamanouchi U.S.A. Foundation                                             William Seitzinger
                                                                         Charles Stump
                                                                         Maurice Warner
                                                                         Russ Weisley




                                                                         *Contributions made in the memory of Neil L. Pruitt, Sr.

                                                                         Platinum Club                                  Gifts   of $10,000 or more
                                                                         Gold Club                                      Gifts   of $1,000 to $9,999
                                                                         Silver Club                                    Gifts   of $500 to $999
                                                                         Bronze Club                                    Gifts   of $250 to $499
                                                                         Century Club                                   Gifts   of $100 to $249
                                                                         Friends of the Foundation                      Gifts   up to $99


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      NCPA Foundation
Statements of Financial Position        NCPA Foundation




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NCPA Foundation Student Loan Program                                           New Directors Accept
                                                                               Appointments
The NCPA Foundation Student Loan Program is a significant source of
educational financial assistance for pharmacy students. The program has        The NCPA Foundation is pleased          received numerous awards including
provided over 10,000 low interest loans totaling almost $5 million to assist   to welcome Donald L. Moore,             the Indiana Sagamores of the
future pharmacists to achieve their educational goals. During the 2002-03      Kokomo, Indiana and                     Wabash, the Glen Sperandio Award
academic year, the Foundation provided loans totaling $95,500 to 40            Vincent J. Bilinsky, Yardley,           for the Advancement of Pharmacy,
pharmacy students.                                                             Pennsylvania to the membership          the Purdue University Distinguished
                                                                               of its Board of Directors.              Alumnus Award, the Conva Care
To address the rising cost of pharmacy education, this year the Foundation                                             Wayne H. Robbins for Outstanding
has increased the amount of funding available to applicants. Full-time         Following graduation from Purdue        Excellence Award, the Merck, Sharp
pharmacy students enrolled in their last five semesters of school who meet     University School of Pharmacy,          and Dohme Award for Outstanding
the loan criteria may request up to $2,500 each semester.                      Mr. Moore opened his own                Excellence, the Upjohn NARD
                                                                               pharmacy, Moore Drug Store, Inc.        Presidents Award and the Wyeth
                  Educational Loans to Pharmacy Students                       in Kokomo, Indiana. Active in local,    Bowl of Hygeia Award.
                                                                               state and national levels of service
                                  Number of Loans
                                                                               to the profession, he has served as     Mr. Bilinsky earned a Bachelor of
University of Arkansas                     6               $15,000             President of the Indiana Pharmacists    Arts degree in Political Science from
Auburn University                          1                 2,500             Association, and been a member of       Arkansas State University.
Campbell University                        1                 2,500             the Community Pharmacies of             Following two years of service to
University of Florida                      1                 1,500             Indiania. Dedicated to the              his country in the United States
Hampton University                         1                 2,500
                                                                               advancement of pharmacy                 Army, he became a sales
University of Kansas                       7                17,500
University of Kentucky                     1                 2,500             education, he has contributed to the    representative for Smith, Kline and
Mercer University                          2                 5,000             profession through his work as          French Laboratories. His superior
Midwestern University – Glendale           1                 2,500             President of the Indiana Pharmacist     performance led to a senior position
University of Minnesota                    2                 2,500             Education Committee, participation      in the Trade organization
North Dakota State                         1                 1,500             as a team member of Purdue              department at Smith Kline.
University of the Sciences Philadelphia    1                 2,500             University’s ACPE accrediation visit,   Prior to the Smith Kline Beecham
South Dakota State University              6                15,000             the Purdue Dean’s Advisory Panel,       Labs merger, Mr. Bilinsky joined
Southwestern Oklahoma State                5                12,500             the President’s Council of Purdue       E. R. Squibb Laboratories as its
Temple University                          1                 2,500
                                                                               University and Preceptor Committee      Director of Trade Affairs, Apothecon
Wilkes University                          1                 2,500
University of Wisconsin                    1                 2,500             at Purdue University School of          division. Continued sales success
University of Wyoming                      1                 2,500             Pharmacy. Mr. Moore has been            again brought advancements leading
TOTALS 18 Schools                         40               $95,500             a member of the Cardinal Health         to his current role as Vice President,
                                                                               Retail Advisory Board, the Howard       Trade Development/Operations of
                                                                               Community Hospital Business             a newly formed Trade Sales and
                                                                               Advisory Board, the Eli Lilly           Operations group formed through
                                                                               Pharmacy Advisory Panel and the         the consolidation of all of Bristol-
                                                                               Conva Care Advisory Panel. He has       Myers Squibb’s trade functions.




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                                                                    Dr. Hammer earned her Master of
Dana P. Hammer, Ph.D.   Jacqueline S. Gardner, Ph.D.                Science and Doctor of Philosophy
                                                                    degrees from Purdue University School
                         Outstanding NCPA                           of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences
                         Faculty Liaison Award                      specializing in pharmacy practice
                                                                    education. She is the Director of the
                         Established in 2001, the Outstanding       Bracken Pharmaceutical Care Learning                                           He developed and coordinated
                         NCPA Faculty Liaison recognizes a                                                    Dargavel Student Chapter
                                                                    Center and the University of                                                   the Intern-for-a-Day program
                         faculty member who has encouraged                                                    of the Year
                                                                    Washington Community/Ambulatory                                                and a project to encourage
                         NCPA Student Chapter involvement by
                         providing guidance and advice to
                                                                    Pharmacy Residency Program as well        The University of Kansas was         pharmacy students to earn the
                                                                    as the Staff Pharmacist/Pharmacist-in-    named the 2003 Dargavel Chapter      NCPA’s National Institute for
                         students. Participation in chapter         Charge, relief at the Sand Point Clinic   of the Year. Also recognized for     Pharmacist Care Outcomes’
                         activities assists students to develop     Pharmacy in Seattle. Extremely            their achievements were the          Diplomate credential.
                         skills and attitudes that will help them   committed to professional service, she    University of Arkansas, Mercer
                         provide the finest care to their           serves on a number of focused             University and the University of     Mr. Helmke is the national student
                         patients. This year, the award was         committees with the American                                                   president of NCPA’s Student
                                                                                                              Houston. The University of
                         shared by University of Washington         Association of Colleges of Pharmacy                                            Leadership Council. In this role,
                                                                                                              Arizona was named the most
                         faculty, Jacqueline S. Gardner, Ph.D.      including the Professional Experience                                          Helmke travels to pharmacy schools
                                                                                                              improved chapter.
                         and Dana P. Hammer, Ph.D.                  Programs Special Interest Group and                                            around the country making

                         Dr. Gardner is a Professor in the          the Section of Teachers of Pharmacy       There are 50 NCPA Student            presentations to pharmacy students
                                                                    Practice. She is a member of the          Chapters active in the nation’s      about the rewards of pharmacy
                         Department of Pharmacy and an
                                                                    Editorial Board for the American          pharmacy schools. Annually, the      ownership and NCPA membership.
                         Adjunct Associate Professor of
                                                                    Journal of Pharmaceutical Education,      Foundation recognizes the top        He received NCPA Foundation
                         Marketing and International Business
                                                                    the Journal of the American               chapters with awards of $2,000,      Presidential Scholarships in 2001
                         at the University of Washington in
                                                                    Pharmaceutical Association and the        $1,500 and $1,000, respectively.     and 2002.
                         Seattle. She received her doctor of
                                                                    Journal of Pharmacy Teaching. Active
                         philosophy in epidemiology from the
                                                                    in research and national service,                                              Currently in his final year at the
                         University of Washington School of                                                                                        University of Houston College of
                                                                    Dr. Hammer is well published and has
                         Public Health and Community                                                                                               Pharmacy, where he has
                                                                    received numerous honors and
                         Medicine, her Master of Science in                                                                                        maintained a 4.0 grade point
                                                                    recognitions including being twice
                         Public Health in Population and Family                                                                                    average, Mr. Helmke holds
                                                                    honored the AACP Rufus A. Lyman
                         Planning Communications from the                                                                                          leadership positions in several
                                                                    Award for Outstanding Published
                         University of Hawaii School of Public                                                                                     pharmacy societies. He is the past
                                                                    Article in the American Journal of
                         Health and her Bachelor of Arts in                                                                                        president of the Alpha Tau chapter
                                                                    Pharmacy Education.
                         English from the University of                                                                                            of Phi Delta Chi pharmacy
                         California. Recipient of the Gibaldi                                                                                      fraternity. Mr. Helmke is also the
                         Excellence in Teaching Award and the                                                                                      past vice president of the Upsilon
                                                                        Outstanding NCPA Faculty
                         Washington State Pharmacists Special                                                                                      chapter of Phi Lambda Sigma, the
                                                                        Liaison Award
                         Achievement Award, Dr. Gardner is                                                                                         national pharmacy leadership society
                         active in research and is widely               2002    Jack Coffey                                                        for pharmacy.
                         published. She is a reviewer for               2001    Gene Hotchkiss
                                                                                                              NCPA Summer Intern
                         several professional journals including                                                                                   Mr. Helmke earned a Bachelor of
                         Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug
                                                                        Faculty Excellence in
                                                                        Pharmacy Administration Award
                                                                                                              Christopher Helmke, University of    Science degree in Chemistry from
                         Safety, the European Journal of                                                      Houston College of Pharmacy, was     Rose-Hulman Institute of
                         Public Health and the American                 2000     Lee Strandberg               selected as the NCPA Summer          Technology and a Master of Science
                                                                        1999     Richard Jackson              Intern. Mr. Helmke has been a very
                         Journal of Epidemiology.                                                                                                  in Biochemistry and Cell Biology
                                                                        1998     David Elm
                         She participates on a number                            Ken Schafermeyer             active advocate for independent      from Rice University. After
                         of University and departmental                 1997     Jack Fincham                 community pharmacy through the       graduation, he plans to become a
                         committees as well as serving                  1996     Dewey Garner                 NCPA Student Chapter at the          pharmacy owner and eventually to
                                                                        1995     Michael Rupp                 University of Houston where he
                         as major professor to several                                                                                             develop a disease management
                                                                        1994     Jack McCormack
                         graduate students.                             1993     Edwin Hall                   serves as Chapter President.         clinic in his practice.


                                                          seventeen                                                                          eighteen
                                           In 1961, Mr. Simmons began his
                                           duties as the fifth executive secretary
                                           and general manager of the National
                                           Association of Retail Druggists (NARD)
                                           now the National Community
                                           Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and
                                           served in this capacity until 1976.
                                           In this new position he had the
                                           opportunity to advance the profession
                                           on the national level. Respected for
                                           his intellect and his appreciation of
                                           history, he stressed continuing the
Remembering                                course of action set by his esteemed
Willard B. Simmons, Sr.                    predecessor, John W. Dargavel, as he
                                           assumed his leadership responsibilities.   Willard B. Simmons, Sr.
The distance from Myrtis,                  He provided guidance to the                Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Louisana to the White House in             Association in overcoming the
Washington, D.C. is 1,035 miles.           challenges facing the pharmacy             Heidemarie Windham has been           A member of the National
Willard B. Simmons successfully made       profession in the 1960s and                selected as the inaugural recipient   Pharmacy Response Team,
that journey to work with Presidents       early 1970s.                               of the Willard B. Simmons Sr.         Department of Homeland Security,
and members of Congress on                                                            Memorial Scholarship. Enrolled in     Heidemarie is active in a number of
legislation affecting pharmacy             A   steadfast advocate for community       the Doctor of Pharmacy program in     professional organizations including
practice. Those individuals he met in      pharmacy and small business,               the College of Pharmacy at            the Washington State Pharmacy
his 96 years will long remember him        Mr. Simmons’ contributions at the          Washington State University,          Association, the National
for his dedication to his family, to his   national level gave these two groups       Heidemarie has earned a Bachelor of   Community Pharmacists
community and to his profession.           an empowered voice in their own            Science degree in Neurosciences       Association, the Academy of
                                           futures. He established the NARD           and a Bachelor of Arts degree in      Student Pharmacists and Rho Chi
Born in Myrtis in 1906, Mr. Simmons        annual legislative conference in           Psychology from the University of     Society. She was named the
followed the career path of his father,    Washington and the NARD Political          California. She completed post-       Outstanding Teaching Assistant and
Hardy A. Simmons, Sr., and became          Action Committee. His vision in            baccalaureate scientific coursework   received the President’s Award at
a pharmacist. He graduated from the        recognizing the role politics would        at the University of Washington.      Washington State University.
Little Rock College of Pharmacy and        play in the pharmacy profession            Currently a Pharmacy intern at        Recipient of the Washington State
was licensed to practice in Arkansas       helped him gain support from then          Jones Pharmacy in Spokane,            Pharmacy Association Student
and Texas. Father and son worked           Representatives Wright Patman and          Washington, Heidemarie has worked     Scholarship and the Margarit
together for several years in the          Jake Pickle as well as former              as a research fellow, a research      Harrison Student Scholarship,
family’s pharmacy in Bloomburg,            President Lyndon B. Johnson. He            analyst, an admissions supervisor,    Heidemarie’s career objective is to
Texas. A winning partnership, they         extended the Association’s lobbying        information systems specialist and    provide pharmacist care and
began the first of several expansions      efforts and advanced legislation           a pharmacy technician.                research within the field of
to their business by purchasing a store    impacting the pharmaceutical industry                                            gerontology.
in Texarkana and naming it Modern          and small business.
Simmons Drug Store.
                                           In recognition of his contributions to
Mr. Simmons was a leader in his            the profession, the NCPA Foundation
profession at the state level.             has established the Willard B.
Active in the Texas Pharmaceutical         Simmons Sr. Memorial Scholarship.
Association, he provided insightful        Candidates will be evaluated on the
leadership for a number of committees      basis of their leadership qualities and
and served three terms as the              their academic achievements.
president of the Texarkana Retail          Mr. Simmons demonstrated an
Druggists Association. He also was         exemplary standard of service to the
elected vice president of the Arkansas     profession. Earning the distinction of
Pharmaceutical Association and             being named a Simmons Scholar will
contributed to his community through       be a significant milestone for each
serving two terms as president of the      recipient as they prepare for their own
Texarkana Chamber of Commerce.             journey in the profession.


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                                                                                                                   Charles M. West         George E. Benson   James H. Vincent


                                     Robert Scott Tomerlin has               NCPA Foundation                           NCPA Foundation
                                     been selected to receive the                                                      Board of Directors
                                     J. C. and Rheba Cobb Memorial
                                                                             Established in 1953 to honor John
                                                                             W. Dargavel who served as its             Charles M. West, President
                                     Scholarship. Attending Mercer                                                     George E. Benson, Vice President
                                                                             Executive Secretary from 1933 to
                                     University in Atlanta, Georgia and                                                James H. Vincent, Treasurer
                                                                             1961, the NCPA Foundation
                                     planning to graduate in May 2006,                                                 Vincent J. Bilinsky
                                                                             provides educational and research         Kenneth G. Mehrle
                                     Scott is actively developing his
                                                                             support to pharmacy students,             Donald L. Moore
                                     leadership skills.                                                                                                       Vincent J. Bilinsky
                                                                             faculty and practioners.                  Joseph A. Mosso
                                                                             Additionally, the Foundation assists      H. Joseph Schutte
                                                                             future professionals though the
                                                                             provision of scholarships and low-        Foundation Staff and
                                                                             interest educational loans.               Consultants
J. C. and Rheba Cobb                                                         Educational grants provided by the
Memorial Scholarship                                                         Foundation contribute to the              The NCPA Foundation Board of
                                                                                                                       Directors gratefully acknowledges
Established in 1999, the                                                     success of independent community
                                                                                                                       the following individuals and firms
                                                                             pharmacy thorough research awards
scholarship honors former National                                                                                                                            Kenneth G. Mehrle
                                                                             and service projects to improve           for their expert professional
Association of Retail Druggists
                                                                             patient care.                             assistance.
president, longtime National
                                                                                                                       Chuck Smith
Community Pharmacists Association                                            A non-profit organization,                NCPA Vice President of Finance and
Foundation board member and          He serves as his pharmacy class         Foundation policies are approved by       Chief Financial Officer
tireless advocate for independent    president and has been elected to       an eight-member Board of Directors.
community pharmacy,                  serve as the president of the           Valuable assistance and insight is        B. Douglas Hoey, R.Ph., M.B.A.
J. C. Cobb. Among his many           Council of Students of Mercer           provided to the Board by a National       NCPA Foundation Secretary
accomplishments, Mr. Cobb            University from 2003 to 2005.           Advisory Council which represents
received the NCPA Foundation’s       Scott has received numerous             a variety of pharmacy disciplines.        Thomas O. Murry, Pharm.D.
                                                                                                                                                              Donald L. Moore
Dargavel Medal. He actively          academic honors and scholarships                                                  NCPA Director of Student Affairs
supported both Oklahoma pharmacy     including the Dean’s List, Mercer       2003-04 Advisory Council
schools and was involved in state                                                                                      Beverly Martin
                                     University’s 1st Year Merit             Bob Blake
and national governmental affairs.                                                                                     NCPA Foundation Coordinator
                                     Scholarship, University of Louisville   Ernest Boyd
                                     Full Scholarship, University of         Jack Coffey
The J. C. and Rheba Cobb             Louisville Dean’s Scholar and the       Jack Fincham
                                                                                                                       Yulanda Slade
Memorial Scholarship is presented                                                                                      NCPA Foundation Administrative
                                     Louisville Rotary Club “Unsung          Edward Hesterlee                          Assistant
annually to a student who                                                    Lonnie Hollingsworth
                                     Hero” Award. He is a member of
demonstrates an interest in civic                                            Dennis Ludwig                             Ian Mathison, Ph.D., D.Sc.
                                     the Golden Key Honor Society, the
and governmental affairs.                                                    Sharlea Leatherwood                       Foundation Relations Consultant        Joseph A. Mosso
                                     Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pre-Health
Additionally, the recipient shall                                            Harvey Maldow
                                     Honor Society, the American             James Martin
have exhibited leadership                                                                                              Merrill Lynch
                                     Pharmaceutical Association, the         Ken Roberts
characteristics and have earned                                                                                        815 K Street NW
                                     National Community Pharmacists          Joseph Smith                              Washington, D.C. 20006
high academic achievement.
                                     Association and the Kappa Psi                                                     Investment Counselor
                                     Pharmaceutical Fraternity.
                                                                                                                       Langan Associates, P.C.
                                     An Eagle Scout who volunteers                                                     2900 South Quincy, Suite 150
                                     his time as an Assistant                                                          Arlington, VA 22206
                                     Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts                                                   Auditors
                                                                                                                                                              H. Joseph Schutte
                                     of America and with the Good
                                     Samaritan Clinic, Scott is certified
                                     as a pharmacy technician and is
                                     employed as a Pharmacy Intern
                                     with the Kroger Company.


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