Awards

Gary W. Karel Lecture Award

The Gary W. Karel Lecture Award shall be known as the highest lifetime achievement honor in South Dakota health-system pharmacy practice.This award shall be presented annually, if a recipient is chosen, to an individual of high moral character, good citizenship and high professional ideals who has made significant contributions to health-system pharmacy practice in South Dakota.

The recipient shall display vision, perseverance, inspiration, and dedication which embody the basic fundamental principles of the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and South Dakota Society of Health System Pharmacists. The recipient’s contributions may have been in the form of sustained exemplary service in pharmacy, or a combination of accomplishments advancing the profession of pharmacy and, through it, humanity and public health.

These may include accomplishments, achievements, or outstanding performance that relates to health system pharmacy in the areas of:

  • Leadership development

  • Clinical practice

  • Practice administration

  • Practice education

  • Research or development

  • Organizational activities

  • Scientific or professional writing

  • Journalism Public and/or inter-professional relations activities

  • Law, legislation, regulation, or standards of professional conduct

RECIPIENTS

  • 2012 – Gary W. Karel

  • 2013 – Brian Kaatz

  • 2014 – Ronald Huether

  • 2015 – Steve Petersen

  • 2016 – Dana Darger

  • 2017 – Deb Farver

Past Recipients of the SDSHP Pharmacist of the Year Award 

  • 2016 – Brad Laible

  • 2015 – Joe Strain

  • 2014 – Rhonda Hammerquist

  • 2013 – Tadd Hellwig

  • 2012 – Veronica Lesselyoung

  • 2011 – Kelley Oehlke

  • 2010 – Megan Lavin Maddox

  • 2009 – Tyler Turek

  • 2008 – Doug Smith

  • 2007 – Dennis Jones

  • 2006 – Jerry Drees

  • 2005 – Bob Lewis

  • 2004 – Tom Johnson

  • 2003 – Glenn Voss

  • 2002 – Dennis Hedge

  • 2001 – Deb Pritchett

  • 2000 – Linda Oyen

  • 1999 – Ronald Johnson

  • 1998 – Jerome Kappes

  • 1997 – Janet Fischer

  • 1996 – Brian Kaatz

  • 1995 – Deb Dees

  • 1994 – Mark Zwaska

  • 1993 – Mark O’Brien

  • 1992 – Dan Somsen

  • 1991 – Kim Messerschmidt

  • 1990 – Laurie Garry

  • 1989 – Gary Van Riper

  • 1988 – Diane Pecheny

  • 1987 – Bill Bradfeldt

  • 1986 – Dave Kuper

  • 1985 – Chuck Reinders

  • 1984 – Gary Karel

  • 1983 – Ron Huether

  • 1982 – Don Strahl

Past Recipients of the SDSHP Technician of the Year Award

  • 2016 – Becky Livingston

  • 2015 – Katie Diehl

  • 2014 – Jessica Mendel

  • 2013 – Lori Bockenstedt

  • 2012 – Megan Oltman

  • 2011 – Amanda Pfeifle

  • 2010 – Mindy Crandall

  • 2009 – Not awarded

  • 2008 – Deb Cummings

  • 2007 – Betty Monday

  • 2006 – Louise Keenan

  • 2005 – Dee Leui

  • 2004 – Tara McElroy

  • 2003 – Karla Schaaf

  • 2002 – Ann Hilson

  • 2001 – Katie Timm

  • 2000 – Debbie Anderson

  • 1999 – Kathy Pike

  • 1997 – June Neises