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2019 Award Honorees Heading link

We’re happy to announce this honorees of the 2019 awards which will be handed out at Reunion on October 11. Congratulations to everyone!


Legacy Achievement Award - 2019 Heading link

Bill Fitzsimmons, PharmD, MS - Class of 1983

Alumnus of the Year - 2019 Heading link

Gary Frish, MBA, RPh - Class of 1974

Jesse Stewart Service Award - 2019 Heading link

Lori Wilken, PharmD, BCACP, Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Assistant Professor at UIC

Rising Star Award - 2019 Heading link

Trishia Shaw, PharmD, BCPS - Class of 2009

Rising Star Award - 2019 Heading link

Kyle Gordon, PharmD, BCCCP - Class of 2014

Previous Recipients Heading link

Awards Heading link


Recognizes young alumni who have already distinguished themselves in their professional achievements.

  • Recipient must have earned their first pharmacy degree within the last 10 years from the UIC College of Pharmacy (2008-present).
  • Recipient must be present to receive award.


This award, named in honor of a former faculty member recognizes a person who has been generous in their service to the profession, the community and/or the College. The honoree does not need to be an alumnus of the College.

  • Open to alumni, faculty and friends of the College.
  • Recipient must be present to receive the award.


The highest honor given to an alumnus by the College of Pharmacy, this award recognizes distinguished careers in pharmacy, service to the profession and loyalty to the College.

  • Recipient must have a distinguished career (administrator, author, business, educator, practice, research, etc.).
  • Recipient must be a leader/innovator in the profession.
  • Recipient must have contributed to the profession.
  • Recipient must be present to receive award.
  • Recipient must be a graduate of the College.


The Legacy Award honors the UIC College of Pharmacy’s longstanding history by celebrating its tradition of excellence in all areas of pharmacy including research, education, administration, and practice. This award recognizes the vital role of building and advancing our college.

  • This award is determined by the college and does not accept nominations.


Questions? Contact Deb Fox for details.