WVU School of Pharmacy celebrates 110 years with new Hall of Fame inductees

The West Virginia University School of Pharmacy announced the induction of new members into its Alumni Hall of Fame as part of its 110th anniversary celebration.

This is the first group of inductees since the school’s centennial in 2014.

Earlier this year, a public call for nominations resulted in the school receiving numerous entries. The nominations were evaluated by a nine-member screening committee that provided recommendations to the school’s external leadership council.

This year, 27 distinguished alumni have been chosen, representing diverse sectors such as clinical/community practice, research, academia and the pharmaceutical industry. These inductees now form less than 5% of the roughly 4,000 alumni, signifying their remarkable accomplishments.

“It’s an honor for us to recognize these exemplary individuals who have significantly impacted their field of work and communities,” said Dean Petros, Gates Wigner Dean of the WVU School of Pharmacy. “Their achievements not only underscore the legacy of our school but also reinforce our commitment to excellence in pharmacy education and healthcare.”

The induction ceremony will take place during the 110th anniversary celebration on June 1 at the Erikson Alumni Center.

New inductees to the Hall of Fame are Erik E. Abel (06), Mayur M. Amonkar (97), Neelam Azad (07), Aaron Cumpston (01), Carmella Evans-Molina (96), Joseph J. Filipek (79), Xin Gao (01), Robert M. Gill (66), Niesha L. Griffith (89), Khalid M. Kamal (05), Stephen S. Leonard (02), Ben Lopez (08), Carroll Clark Martin (52), Drew Massey (02), Jenna M. Merandi (10), John E. Miller (61), Karla M. Miller (02), LeeAnn Miller (03), Tami Rodriguez (06), Wanda Kellison Rogers (63), Mary Ann (Schwarz) Bell (65), James F. Smith (71), George G. Sokos (94), Jennifer Means Stephens (90), Joanna L. Stollings (80), Timothy Gibson Whitten (80), Lisa W. Zannoni (84).

For more information on the event or to make reservations, visit go.wvu.edu/110sopinfo.