CHSU Awards

CHSU is proud to celebrate the achievements of outstanding administration, faculty, staff and students.

About the CHSU Awards
The CHSU Awards are designed to recognize CHSU students, faculty, administration, and staff who exemplify our mission and values. (Integrity, Excellence, Collaboration, Diversity, Innovation, Stewardship and Growth.) Having a culture of recognition and appreciation for excellence while fulfilling our mission and values are very important at CHSU. Awards also enhance professional competitiveness:

  • Students – internships, residencies, jobs, CHSU leadership positions, regional and national leadership positions in professional organizations, etc.
  • Faculty, Staff, Administration – promotions, regional and national leadership positions in professional organizations, speaker invitations, grants, etc.

Award Nomination/Voting Process:
Beginning in 2020, a new two-step nomination and voting process was introduced.  First the CHSU community was invited to nominate colleagues using specific criteria for each award. Then, the Award and Recognition Committee (ARC) analyzed the nominations and notified top nominees and each nominee was invited to provide a brief bio including why they were deserving of the award. Once the nominee bios were collected, the ARC presented the voting ballot and the CHSU community was invited to cast their vote for the award winners. Each Spring, the University hosts an award ceremony to celebrate these deserving individuals.  Below is a list of the awards and past award recipients.

Award Recipients

2019-2020 Award Recipients2019-2020 Award CriteriaPast COP Student P1-P3 Award RecipientsPast COP Graduate Award RecipientsPast COP Faculty Award RecipientsPast Staff & Administration Award Recipients

COP Graduate Awards

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Dr. Renzio Menico Bantayan Apostol

Granville Homes Outstanding Graduate Award

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Dr. Madison Fesperman Lasswell

CHSU Value Award for Integrity

Dr. Golzaar Mahdavi

CHSU Value Award for Excellence

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Dr. Kenya Covarrubias

CHSU Value Award for Diversity

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Dr. Alisia Ntxuacoua Thaoxaochay

CHSU Value Award for Collaboration

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Dr. Wameng Evan Yang

CHSU Value Award for Innovation

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Dr. Vu Q. Nguyen

CHSU Value Award for Stewardship

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Dr. Huong Anh Le and
Dr. Teej-Shao Pheem Yang

CHSU Value Award for Growth

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Dr. Golzaar Mahdavi

APhA-ASP Senior Recognition Award

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Dr. Rukhsar Randhawa

Lilly Achievement Award

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Dr. Harinder Sran and Dr. Jacqueline Zavala

Merck Graduate Award

Dr. Angel Xiong

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Excellence in Pharmacy Award

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Dr. Alisia Ntxuacoua Thaoxaochay

Wolters Kluwer Award of Excellence

 

COP P1-P3 Student Awards

Roxanne Dekker

COP P1 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

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Sarah Graham

COP P2 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

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Raymond Alcaraz

COP P3 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

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Jordyn Kamitono

COP P1 Student Leadership Award

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Yvette Hernandez

COP P2 Student Leadership Award

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Karen Pelham Cruz

COP P3 Student Leadership Award

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Stefanie Nguyen

COP Teacher’s Assistant and/or Tutor of the Year Award

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Mandeep Kaur Rajpal

COP Student Research/Scholarship Award

COP Faculty Awards

Chandra Kolli

Dr. Chandra Kolli

COP P1 Teacher of the Year

Valdimir Yurukov

Dr. Vladimir Yurukov

COP P2 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Sydnei Fox

COP P3 Teacher of the Year

Farid Khalafalla

Taher Hegab

PHR 511 Biochemistry

Course Director: Dr. Farid Khalafalla
Course Instructors: Dr. Farid Khalafalla and Dr. Taher Hegab

COP P1 Course of the Year

Sree Pattipati

Taher Hegab

Taher Hegab

PHR 635 Principles of Drug Action III

Course Director: Dr. Sree Pattipati
Course Instructors: Dr. Taher Hegab and Dr. Vinayak Shenoy

COP P2 Course of the Year

Maya Leiva

Yousef Lafi

PHR 747 Patient Care IV

Course Directors: Dr. Maya Leiva and Dr. Sydnei Fox
Course Instructor: Dr. Yousef Lafi

COP P3 Course of the Year

 

Maya Leiva

Dr. Maya Leiva

COP Faculty Mentor of the Year

 

Farid Khalafalla

Dr. Farid Khalafalla

COP Faculty Engagement and Outreach Award

Anitha Shenoy

Dr. Anitha Shenoy

COP Faculty Researcher of the Year

Dr. Allen Keshishian Namagerdi

COP Faculty Development and Growth Award

COM Faculty Awards

Kevin Steed

Dr. Kevin Steed

COM Faculty Researcher of the Year

Hany Ibrahim

Dr. Hany Ibrahim

COM Faculty Development and Growth Award

Samuel Kadavakollu

Dr. Samuel Kadavakollu

COM Faculty Engagement and Outreach Award

 

Staff & Administration Awards

Macie Luallen

Macie Luallen

Staff & Administration Engagement and Outreach Award

Jory McKune

Jory McKune

Staff & Administration Integrity and Excellence Award

Matthew Bennetts

Matthew Bennetts

Staff & Administration Collaboration Award

Kevin Hoover

Kevin Hoover

Staff & Administration Innovation and Change Award

Hope Lemons

Hope Lemons

Staff & Administration Development and Growth Award

 

College of Pharmacy P1-P3 Student Awards

COP P1 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

The COP Student Engagement and Outreach Award is presented to one COP P1 student who maintained continuous and recurring involvement in university functions, embodied our mission by helping the underserved in the Central Valley with sustainable initiatives and been involved in community engagement. This student embodies our Stewardship and Diversity Values and is nominated by their P1 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP P2 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

The COP Student Engagement and Outreach Award is presented to one COP P2 student who maintained continuous and recurring involvement in university functions, embodied our mission by helping the underserved in the Central Valley with sustainable initiatives and been involved in community engagement. This student embodies our Stewardship and Diversity Values and is nominated by their P2 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP P3 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

The COP Student Engagement and Outreach Award is presented to one COP P3 student who maintained continuous and recurring involvement in university functions, embodied our mission by helping the underserved in the Central Valley with sustainable initiatives and been involved in community engagement. This student embodies our Stewardship and Diversity Values and is nominated by their P3 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP P1 Student Leadership Award

The COP Student Leadership Award is presented to one P1 student who demonstrates strong leadership abilities and makes a positive impact on CHSU, his/her classmates, faculty and the community. The award recipient demonstrates a commitment to the values of justice and caring; actions inspired from a strong emotional intelligence; critical and creative thinking; a willingness to take risks; effective communication with peers and educators; exercises power appropriately; articulates a positive sense of direction; and evokes a sense of hope. This student embodies our Integrity Value and is nominated by their P1 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP P2 Student Leadership Award

The COP Student Leadership Award is presented to one P2 student who demonstrates strong leadership abilities and makes a positive impact on CHSU, his/her classmates, faculty and the community. The award recipient demonstrates a commitment to the values of justice and caring; actions inspired from a strong emotional intelligence; critical and creative thinking; a willingness to take risks; effective communication with peers and educators; exercises power appropriately; articulates a positive sense of direction; and evokes a sense of hope. This student embodies our Integrity Value and is nominated by their P2 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP P3 Student Leadership Award

The COP Student Leadership Award is presented to one P3 student who demonstrates strong leadership abilities and makes a positive impact on CHSU, his/her classmates, faculty and the community. The award recipient demonstrates a commitment to the values of justice and caring; actions inspired from a strong emotional intelligence; critical and creative thinking; a willingness to take risks; effective communication with peers and educators; exercises power appropriately; articulates a positive sense of direction; and evokes a sense of hope. This student embodies our Integrity Value and is nominated by their P3 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP Teacher’s Assistant and/or Tutor of the Year Award

The COP Teacher’s Assistant and/or Tutor of the Year Award is presented to the P1-P3 student who is a Teacher’s Assistant and/or Tutor and demonstrates excellent instructional capabilities; solid understanding of the subject they are tutoring for; is empathetic and patient with students; is dedicated and works towards the success of his/her students; and is dedicated and punctual. This student embodies our Growth and Collaboration Values and is nominated by their P1-P3 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP Student Research/Scholarship Award

The COP Student Research/Scholarship Award is presented to one COP student who is highly involved in research/scholarship activities and is working towards presenting, or has presented, posters/podium talks at industry conferences. This student embodies our Innovation Value and is nominated by their P1-P3 peers and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

College of Pharmacy Faculty Awards


COP P1 Teacher of the Year Award

The COP P1 Teacher of the Year Award is presented to one faculty member (per class, per academic year) who is enthusiastic about his or her work; provides perspectives that respect diverse views; creates a climate conducive to learning; is attentive, responsive, and available to students; treats students with respect and sees them as individuals; projects a positive attitude about students’ abilities to learn; and uses innovative teaching techniques. This faculty member embodies our Excellence Value and is nominated by the P1 students.


COP P2 Teacher of the Year Award

The COP P2 Teacher of the Year Award is presented to one faculty member (per class, per academic year) who is enthusiastic about his or her work; provides perspectives that respect diverse views; creates a climate conducive to learning; is attentive, responsive, and available to students; treats students with respect and sees them as individuals; projects a positive attitude about students’ abilities to learn; and uses innovative teaching techniques. This faculty member embodies our Excellence Value and is nominated by the P2 students.


COP P3 Teacher of the Year Award

The COP P3 Teacher of the Year Award is presented to one faculty member (per class, per academic year) who is enthusiastic about his or her work; provides perspectives that respect diverse views; creates a climate conducive to learning; is attentive, responsive, and available to students; treats students with respect and sees them as individuals; projects a positive attitude about students’ abilities to learn; and uses innovative teaching techniques. This faculty member embodies our Excellence Value and is nominated by the P3 students.


COP P1 Course of the Year Award

The COP P1 Course of the Year Award is awarded to the course director and team of instructors of one P1 course who made the entire course more coherent and better integrated in the sequence of courses; made the transition smooth between the instructors; created a climate conducive for learning; were available to students; projected a positive attitude about students’ abilities to learn; and helped students appreciate the relationship between the course topics and its place in the practice of pharmacy. The course director and team of instructors embody our Collaboration Value and are nominated by the P1 students.


COP P2 Course of the Year Award

The COP P2 Course of the Year award is awarded to the course director and team of instructors of one P2 course who made the entire course more coherent and better integrated in the sequence of courses; made the transition smooth between the instructors; created a climate conducive for learning; were available to students; projected a positive attitude about students’ abilities to learn; and helped students appreciate the relationship between the course topics and its place in the practice of pharmacy. The course director and team of instructors embody our Collaboration Value and are nominated by the P2 students.


COP P3 Course of the Year Award

The COP P3 Course of the Year Award is awarded to the course director and team of instructors of one P3 course who made the entire course more coherent and better integrated in the sequence of courses; made the transition smooth between the instructors; created a climate conducive for learning; were available to students; projected a positive attitude about students’ abilities to learn; and helped students appreciate the relationship between the course topics and its place in the practice of pharmacy. The course director and team of instructors embody our Collaboration Value and are nominated by the P3 students.


COP Faculty Mentor of the Year Award

The COP Faculty Mentor of the Year Award is presented to the faculty mentor who builds collaborative student-centered relationships that support achievement of personal development and academic success. This Mentor assists students in making the transition to the College of Pharmacy, having a rewarding college experience, planning for life after graduation, and in clarifying their goals. They provide guidance to students in interpreting academic requirements, policies and practices in order to make good decisions related to their academic program and progression and fosters an awareness of opportunities for academic and personal growth and development. They also help students create and make use of formal and informal networks and connects students with campus resources and support services, as appropriate. This faculty member embodies our Integrity Value and is nominated by the P1-P3 students.


COP Faculty Engagement and Outreach Award

The COP Faculty Engagement and Outreach Award is presented to one COP faculty member who maintains continuous and recurring involvement in University functions; embodies our mission by helping the underserved in the Central Valley with sustainable initiatives; and is involved in community engagement. This faculty member embodies our Stewardship and Diversity Values and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP Faculty Researcher of the Year Award

The COP Faculty Researcher of the Year Award is presented to one COP faculty member who is involved in research/scholarship activities; involves students in research/scholarship activities; incorporates his/her own research or journal articles in classroom teaching; and has encouraged students to present posters/podium talks at conferences. This faculty member embodies our Innovation Value and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.


COP Faculty Development and Growth Award

The COP Faculty Development and Growth Award is presented to one COP faculty member who consistently demonstrates improvement in any of the CHSU values; is open for feedback and has shown improvement in teaching; has shown growth in research and scholarship; has shown improvement in service; or has shown improvement in mentoring the students. This faculty member embodies our Growth Value and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Awards


COM Faculty Researcher of the Year Award

The COM Faculty Researcher of the Year Award is presented to one faculty member of the College of Osteopathic Medicine who is involved in research/scholarship activities; involves students in research/scholarship activities; incorporates his/her own research or journal articles in classroom teaching; and has encouraged students to present posters/podium talks at conferences. This faculty member embodies our Innovation Value and is nominated by the COP P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

COM Faculty Development and Growth Award

The COM Faculty Development and Growth Award is presented to one faculty member of the College of Osteopathic Medicine who consistently demonstrates improvement in any of the CHSU values; is open for feedback and has shown improvement in teaching; has shown growth in research and scholarship; has shown improvement in service; or has shown improvement in mentoring the students. This faculty member embodies our Growth Value and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

COM Faculty Engagement and Outreach Award

The COM Faculty Engagement and Outreach Award is presented to one faculty member of the College of Osteopathic Medicine who maintains continuous and recurring involvement in University functions; embodies our mission by helping the underserved in the Central Valley with sustainable initiatives; and is involved in community engagement. This faculty member embodies our Stewardship and Diversity Values and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

Staff & Administration Awards


Staff & Administration Engagement and Outreach Award

The Staff & Administration Engagement and Outreach Award is presented to one staff or administration member who is actively engaged in campus and community activities and embraces stewardship, diversity and inclusion. This staff or administration member embodies our Stewardship and Diversity Values and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

Staff & Administration Integrity and Excellence Award

The Staff & Administration Integrity and Excellence Award is presented to one staff or administration member who consistently goes above and beyond in their role to achieve the highest quality work and adheres to the University’s ethical and professional standards. This staff or administration member embodies our Integrity and Excellence Values and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

Staff & Administration Collaboration Award

The Staff & Administration Collaboration Award is presented to one staff or administration member who contributes to team performance, University, and student success through collaborating with others. This staff or administration member embodies our Collaboration Value and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

Staff & Administration Innovation and Change Award

The Staff & Administration Innovation and Change Award is presented to one staff or administration member who proposes, embraces and enables innovation, change, and improvement at CHSU. This staff or administration member embodies our Innovation Value and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

 

Staff & Administration Development and Growth Award

The Staff & Administration Growth Award is presented to one staff or administration member who shows tremendous growth and improvement during their tenure at CHSU. This staff or administration member embodies our Growth Value and is nominated by the P1-P4 students and CHSU faculty, staff and administration.

COP P1 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

  • 2018-19: Mandeep Kaur Rajpal
  • 2017-18: Paramjot Bath

COP P2 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

  • 2018-19: Raymond Alcaraz
  • 2017-18: Madison Fesperman
  • 2015-16: Beth Rapiz

COP P3 Student Engagement and Outreach Award

  • 2018-19: Kenya Covarrubias
  • 2017-18: Jason Deloach
  • 2016-17: Mina Al-Shahed

COP P1 Student Leadership Award     

  • 2018-19: Rasna Atwal
  • 2017-18: Daniel Winn
  • 2016-17: Renzio Apostol

COP P2 Student Leadership Award

  • 2018-19: Paramjot Bath
  • 2017-18: Renzio Apostol
  • 2016-17: Armen Nalbandyan
  • 2015-16: Salam Kabbani

COP P3 Student Leadership Award

  • 2018-19: Angel Xiong
  • 2017-18: Leanna Winnick
  • 2016-17: Vigil Beth Rapiz
  • 2015-16: Mina Al-Shahed

COP P1 Student Research/Scholarship Award

  • 2018-19: No Nominations

COP P2 Student Research/Scholarship Award

  • 2018-19: Raymond Alcaraz

COP P3 Student Research/Scholarship Award

  • 2018-19: Golzaar Mahdavi and Sonya Dhillon

COP Teacher’s Assistant and/or Tutor Award

  • 2018-19: Pinkal Mistry
  • 2017-18: Wameng Evan Yang
  • 2016-17: Hien Nguyen
  • 2015-16: Allen Keshishian Namagerdi

CHSYou WOW Award

  • 2016-17: Clement Ndikum

Granville Homes Outstanding COP Student Award

  • 2018-19: Lina Vang
  • 2017-18: Allen Keshishian Namagerdi

COP CHSU Value Award for Integrity

  • 2018-19: Carrie Vue
  • 2017-18: Dong Le

COP CHSU Value Award for Excellence

  • 2018-19: Christopher Vang
  • 2017-18: Chong Yang

COP CHSU Value Award for Diversity

  • 2018-19: Leticia Ordóñez
  • 2017-18: Julio Mercado

COP CHSU Value Award for Collaboration

  • 2018-19: Leanna Winnick
  • 2017-18: Mina Al-Shahed

COP CHSU Value Award for Innovation

  • 2018-19: Armen Nalbandyan
  • 2017-18: Vigil Beth Rapiz

COP CHSU Value Award for Stewardship

  • 2018-19: Salam Kabbani
  • 2017-18: Hong Leung

COP CHSU Value Award for Growth

  • 2018-19: Lalit Kumar Rajora and Jennifer Leyva
  • 2017-18: Yuqin Hu

American Institute History of Pharmacy Award – COP

  • 2018-19: Neil Rakholia
  • 2017-18: Seema Rai

Wolters Kluwer Clinical Drug Information Award of Excellence in Clinical Communication – COP

  • 2018-19: Ashley Olmstead
  • 2017-18: KC Yovino

The Merck Manual Award for Academic Excellence – COP

  • 2018-19: Matthew Lopez and Minh Hien Nguyen
  • 2017-18: Lauren Park and Minh Nguyen

Lilly Achievement Award – COP

  • 2018-19: Wilson Ly
  • 2017-18: Sean Patel

Walgreens Ambassador to Retail/Community Pharmacy Award – COP

  • 2018-19: Christopher Vang
  • 2017-18: Anabell Corpuz and Hanin Atalla

Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award – COP

  • 2018-19: Raymond Vo
  • 2017-18: Giovauna Alberre

COP P1 Course of the Year

  • 2018-19: PHR: 514: Calculations, Course Director is Dr. Chandra Kolli, Instructor – Dr. Yuwei Wang
  • 2017-18: PHR: 532: Principles of Drug Action I, Course Director is Dr. Vinayak Shenoy

COP P2 Course of the Year

  • 2018-19: PHR 635: Principles of Drug Action III, Course Director is Dr. Sree Pattipati, Instructors – Dr. Taher Hegab and Dr. Allen Keshishian Namagerdi
  • 2017-18: PHR 635: Principles of Drug Action III, Course Director is Dr. Sree Pattipati

COP P3 Course of the Year

  • 2018-19: PHR 735: Principles of Drug Action IV Course Director is Dr. Anitha Shenoy, Instructors – Dr. Patty Havard, Dr. Sree Pattipati and Dr. Vinayak Shenoy
  • 2017-18: PHR 734: Pharmacology IV/PHR 746: Patient Care III, Course Directors are Dr. Anitha Shenoy and Dr. Quintin Broussard

COP Faculty Advisor of the Year

  • 2018-19: Dr. Anitha Shenoy
  • 2017-18: Dr. Anitha Shenoy
  • 2016-17: Dr. Vinayak Shenoy
  • 2015-16: Dr. Patty Havard and Dr. Huma Ibrahim

COP Faculty Engagement and Outreach Award

  • 2018-19: Dr. Patty Havard
  • 2017-18: Dr. Bethanne Carpenter
  • 2016-17: Dr. Patty Havard
  • 2015-16: Dr. Amy Richardson

COP Faculty Researcher of the Year

  • 2018-19: Dr. Anitha Shenoy
  • 2017-18: Dr. Vinayak Shenoy

Outstanding COP Student Organization Advisor Award

  • 2017-18: Dr. Nicole Nielsen

COP Teacher of the Year

  • 2018-19: Dr. Chandra Kolli (P1), Dr. Sree Pattipati (P2), Dr. Yousef Lafi (P3)
  • 2017-18: Dr. Chandra Kolli (P1), Dr. Sree Pattipati (P2), Dr. Quintin Broussard (P3)
  • 2016-17: Dr. Chandra Kolli (P1), Dr. Stanley Snowden (P2), Dr. Sree Pattipati (P3)
  • 2015-16: Dr. Chandra Kolli and Dr. Sree Pattipati

CHSYou WOW Award

  • 2016-17: Dr. Luma Munjy

Staff & Administration Development and Growth Award

  • 2018-19: Rosemary Sanchez

Staff & Administration Integrity and Excellence Award

  • 2018-19: Macie Luallen and Sidra Fareed

Staff & Administration Engagement and Outreach Award

  • 2018-19: Hope Lemons
  • 2017-18: Rosemary Sanchez
  • 2016-17: Kathryn Walters
  • 2015-16: Bahar Ohadi

Staff & Administration Collaboration Award

  • 2018-19: Kaysha Rajani and Jory McKune
  • 2017-18: McKenna Salazar

Staff & Administration Innovation and Change Award

  • 2018-19: Anna Yang
  • 2017-18: Anna Yang

CHSYou WOW Award

  • 2016-17: Anna Yang, Kevin Hoover, Leslie Williams