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
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 email@example.com by Sunday, September 30, 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||Board Position||Graduation Year|
|Mallory Brown, Pharm.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Chair||2014|
|Jennifer Nelson, Pharm.D.||email@example.com||Chair-Elect||2003|
|Toni Vilella, Pharm.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Past Chair||2011|
|Latisha Tomlinson, Pharm.D.||email@example.com||Treasurer||2007|
|Vibin Thomas, Pharm.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Nominations Committee Chair||2014|
|Sarah Rivas, Pharm.D.||email@example.com||Secretary||2011|
|Keenan Hamouie, Pharm.D.||firstname.lastname@example.org||Member||2014|
|Brandi Dahl, Pharm.D.||email@example.com||Member||2017|
2018-2019 Staff Members
|Kenna Payne||1300 Coulter, Suite 112J||Amarillo, TX firstname.lastname@example.org||Associate Dean, Professional Affairs
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
|Rebecca Perry||1300 Coulter, Suite 112L||Amarillo, TX 79106||(806) email@example.com||Coordinator, Professional Affairs|
|Julie Doss||3601 4th Street, MS 6236||Lubbock, TX 79430||(806) firstname.lastname@example.org||Senior Director of Alumni Relations|
|Danette Weler||3601 4th Street, MS 6236||Lubbock, TX 79430||(806) email@example.com||Membership Coordinator, TTUHSC Alumni Association|
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.
Our 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOPAA Social Media
For more SOPAA information and updates, please visit our Facebook page.