Student Leadership Award

The ASHP Student Leadership Award Program recognizes students with an interest in pharmacy practice in health-systems who have demonstrated leadership ability. This program recognizes and celebrates the contributions of students who represent the very best attributes and accomplishments of ASHP student members. ASHP offers up to twelve awards annually. Pharmacy students in the second through fourth professional years are eligible to apply. The award consists of:

  • An award plaque,
  • An ASHP drug information reference library, and
  • A $2000 cash award provided by the ASHP Research and Education Foundation through the Walter Jones Memorial Pharmacy Student Financial Aid Fund.

Application Instructions

Please follow the steps below to apply for the 2014-15 Student Leadership Award. To be accepted, all application materials must be received by ASHP no later than 11:59 pm ET on January 30, 2015.

To apply for the Student Leadership Award, please follow the appropriate application link below:

To be considered for the SLA, using the appropriate applicant link, you will be expected to submit the following:
  • A completed Professional Activities questionnaire.
  • An essay of no more than 750 words conveying your thoughts on how, as a student leader, you would increase awareness and understanding of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative among student colleagues.
  • Three letters of recommendations: one from a faculty member, one from a pharmacist practitioner, and one from a student peer.
  • Three corresponding Recommendation Forms signed by each recommender.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae.
  • A completed Certification and Acceptance signature page.

If you have any questions, please contact ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum: at


2013-2014 Award Recipients for Student Leadership Award

Class of 2014

Justin ArnallJustin Arnall
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

Mr. Arnall has demonstrated great passion and commitment for professional pharmacy organizations over the past years. He serves as a member of the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Advancement of Pharmacy Practice Advisory Group and serves as the PLS Region 3 Member-at-large. He also has held leadership positions for his SSHP and PLS chapters. He has initiated several PPMI-related discussions on ASHP Connect and continues to promote PPMI through interdisciplinary activities.

Liza M. Castro-RosarioLiza M. Castro-Rosario
School of Pharmacy of the University of Puerto Rico

Ms. Castro-Rosario has served as Vice President for her SSHP for the past two years, developing a PPMI workshop for hospital pharmacists and an educational campaign on antimicrobial awareness. She also served as her SSHP’s Standing Committee Director. Additionally, she has been active as the Strategic Planning Committee Student Representative for her Student Council. She continues to demonstrate leadership, commitment and enthusiasm for the profession.

Jacinta ChinJacinta Chin
Temple University School of Pharmacy

Ms. Chin currently serves as a member of the ASHP Pharmacy Student Forum Leadership Development Advisory Group. She has been very active in her SSHP, serving as past President and Student Liaison, Secretary, and Historian. With her SSHP involvement, she has been part of a regional student workgroup where she has collaborated with other local pharmacy schools to organize large-scale events. She also has served as chair of Operation Diabetes for her school’s APhA chapter.

Alyson M. CloughAlyson M. Clough
Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Ms. Clough has served as the past President for her SSHP chapter and as Student/Alumni Liaison for her school’s Society of Nuclear Pharmacy. In addition, she is an active member of many school committees, including co-secretary for her Class of 2014 Gift Committee. She has been involved in volunteer projects through the Tumaini Fundraising Committee with the goal to create income-generating projects to benefit children in Kenya. She has received numerous awards for her commitment to leadership.

Melanie E. LaineMelanie E. Laine
University of Houston College of Pharmacy

Ms. Laine has been an active member of her SSHP chapter, serving as past Vice President of Communications, Secretary, and P1 Liaison. Furthermore, she was elected to be a member of the Texas Society of Health System Pharmacists Student Section Executive Committee where she collaborated with students from other schools to improve patient care initiatives. She also has been an active member of her PLS chapter, serving as past Secretary.

Kimberly WonKimberly Won
University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Ms. Won has demonstrated excellence through her various leadership roles in organizations. She has served as past President of her SSHP chapter, focusing on promoting student professional development through launching a Mock Residency Interview Program. She currently also holds a leadership position in ACCP and has held past leadership positions in her PLS and APhA chapters. She has received several awards for her great involvement over the past years.

Class of 2015

Kellie L. EvansKellie L. Evans
Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy

Ms. Evans currently serves as the President of her SSHP chapter, working on initiatives including PPMI week and Organ Donation Awareness week. On the state level, she is a member of the Organizational Affairs Division of the Ohio Society of Health System Pharmacists where she is planning to host a PPMI meeting for local pharmacy directors. Furthermore, she serves as the ASHP Student Liaison and is the current membership chair for NCPA.

Lauren E. GrecheckLauren E. Grecheck
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy

Ms. Grecheck has demonstrated passion and dedication to the pharmacy profession through her numerous leadership roles. As President of her SSHP chapter, she has implemented new programs including the VSHP Mentorship Program, the Virginia Residency Grid, and the Midyear Registration Scholarship. Her other roles include Class of 2015 Executive Officer and Medical Outreach Leader where she has participated and lead outreach programs in Honduras.

Morgan SherrittMorgan Sherritt
Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy

Ms. Sherritt serves as the current ASHP Student Society Development Advisory Group Chair. She is also the President of her SSHP chapter where she has developed student round table discussions during PPMI week. On the state level, she is a member of the Ohio Society of Health System Pharmacists Professional Development Division where she is collaborating to plan a regional meeting for PPMI awareness. In addition, she has volunteered on service trips to Costa Rica and Ecuador.

Angela N. SkaffAngela N. Skaff
Palm Beach Atlantic University Lloyd L. Gregory School of Pharmacy

Ms. Skaff has shown great passion for the pharmacy profession through her leadership roles in organizations. She serves as President of her SSHP chapter and as a member of the ASHP Advocacy and PAC Advisory Committee where she has encouraged other student societies to get involved in ASHP advocacy efforts and donate to the ASHP-PAC. In addition, she is on the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Council where she is developing new position statements on issues such as provider status.

Class of 2016

Katelin H. AndersonKatelin H. Anderson
Ferris State University College of Pharmacy

Ms. Anderson has been an active member in her school organizations during her first two years of pharmacy school. As an active member of her SSHP, she has participated in Pharmacy Day taking blood pressure readings of various congress members and their staff. She serves as chair of Operation Self-Care for her school’s APhA chapter and plays an active role in her PLS chapter. In addition, she has extended her leadership through peer-mentoring.

Kimberlee KabbesKimberlee Kabbes
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Ms. Kabbes serves as President-Elect for her SSHP chapter where she has hosted Residency Happy Hours to help prepare students for residency application. She also serves as Membership Vice President for her school’s APhA chapter. By working collaboratively with her SSHP and APhA chapters, she has helped create “Rx for Destruction” where she has been working on the development of interactive presentations for middle to high school students to combat prescription drug abuse.

Past Student Leadership Award Winners