About the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association

The mission of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy Alumni Association (SOPAA) is to promote the continuous development and training of practitioners, researchers and educators. Alumni can help by:

  • Promoting the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy
  • Promoting and advocating for the pharmacy profession and the ongoing professional development of our graduates
  • Supporting other School of Pharmacy alumni through fellowship and networking opportunities
  • Informing fellow graduates about existing opportunities to partner with the school in developing and mentoring current pharmacy students

Board Members, Staff Members and Bylaws

The School of Pharmacy Alumni Association is one of seven school alumni chapters of the TTUHSC Alumni Association. The mission of the SOP AA is to promote the continuous development and training of practitioners, researchers and educators. We do this by promoting the school and our profession; supporting our alumni via fellowship and networking; providing graduates with information about the school and opportunities to mentor students; and by engaging in activities to support scholarship for current students.

Current SOPAA Bylaws

Board Members

 

Nominations Sought

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We are seeking members to serve on the SOP Alumni Association Board of Directors. Starting January 1, 2019, we will have 2 vacancies to fill and are seeking your input on possible nominees. If you know someone who would be suited for this role or would even like to nominate yourself, please complete the nomination form and return it to Brandi Dahl at brandi.dahl@ttuhsc.edu by Sunday, September 20, 2018.

Click HERE for the nomination form.

The mission of the SOP Alumni Association is to promote the continuous development and training of practitioners, researchers, and educators. We do this by promoting the SOP and our profession; supporting our alumni via fellowship and networking; providing graduates with information on the SOP and opportunities to mentor students; and by engaging in activities to support scholarship for current students.

The SOPAA is comprised of seven members, with each member’s term of service being three years. The Board has six meetings annually, with two of those being face-to-face; the rest are conducted via conference call.

 

2018-2019 Board Members

 

Name Email Board Position Graduation Year
Mallory Brown, Pharm.D. malmcgarry@gmail.com Chair 2014
Jennifer Nelson, Pharm.D. jennifernelson0728@yahoo.com Chair-Elect 2003
Toni Vilella, Pharm.D. toniedgarrx@gmail.com Past Chair 2011
Latisha Tomlinson, Pharm.D. latisha.tomlinson@yahoo.com Treasurer 2007
Vibin Thomas, Pharm.D. vct6628@yahoo.com Nominations Committee Chair 2014
Sarah Rivas, Pharm.D. sahara27sarah@hotmail.org Secretary 2011
Keenan Hamouie, Pharm.D. keenan.hamouie@gmail.com Member 2014
Brandi Dahl, Pharm.D. brandi.dahl@ttuhsc.edu Member 2017

 

2018-2019 Staff Members

 

Kenna Payne 1300 Coulter, Suite 112J Amarillo, TX 79106 806-414-9309 kenna.payne@tuhsc.edu Associate Dean, Professional Affairs
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Rebecca Perry 1300 Coulter, Suite 112L Amarillo, TX 79106 (806) 414-9352 rebecca.perry@ttuhsc.edu Coordinator, Professional Affairs
Julie Doss 3601 4th Street, MS 6236 Lubbock, TX 79430 (806) 743-3229 julie.doss@ttuhsc.edu Senior Director of Alumni Relations
Danette Weler 3601 4th Street, MS 6236 Lubbock, TX 79430 (806) 743-4307 danette.weller@ttuhsc.edu Membership Coordinator, TTUHSC Alumni Association

 

Distinguished Alumni

Our alumni have dedicated their lives to the betterment of others, and the School of Pharmacy considers it a privilege to celebrate that commitment. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center bestows upon its alumni. The award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated leadership in professional organizations, health care, and/or community service and whose accomplishments and careers have brought significant credit to the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy.

HellwigOur 2015 honoree was Dr. Tadd Hellwig, a 2006 graduate. Hellwig went on to complete his residency in pharmacy practice with Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaware, and spent a year at the renowned Mayo Clinic. He then took a position at South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy, where he teaches second- and third-year students, as well as serving as a preceptor for fourth-year students in internal medicine rotations.

Hellwig is described by staff and students as someone who motivates others to become involved, challenging them to help solve problems and increasing their confidence without making them feel incompetent. He has been recognized as the South Dakota State University College Pharmacy Teacher of the Year and most recently as the South Dakota Society of Health System Pharmacists 2014 Pharmacist of the Year.

Do you know a TTUHSC SOP alumnus making the best of his or her pharmacy education? Please take a moment to honor your classmates and colleagues by nominating a deserving candidate.

Online nomination forms can be found at the TTUHSC Distinguished Alumni Nominations website. For a list of previous Distinguished Alumni honorees from the School of Pharmacy, please click here.

If you have any questions regarding a a nomination, or if you need additional help or information, please contact Laura Ray at (806) 743-3239 or laura.ray@ttuhsc.edu.

 

SOPAA Social Media

For more SOPAA information and updates, please visit our Facebook page.

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