Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-06-03

Dr. Gary Bumgarner received the 2008 Margaret Self Propst Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award at Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy.

The award recognizes enthusiasm, availability to students, and service as a mentor and professional role model. The recipient is chosen by vote of the pharmacy student body. Bumgarner, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, joined the McWhorter faculty in 2001.

The award was presented at a recent ceremony honoring Samford pharmacy students, faculty and alumni for outstanding achievement.

Other faculty awards went to Dr. Bruce Waldrop, most effective lecturer; Dr. Susan Alverson, "extra mile"; Dr. Teresa Wilborn, best motivator; and Dr. Marshall Cates, pharmacy role model.

Dr. Kim Benner was named faculty Preceptor of the Year. Allison Gaither, a registered pharmacist at Lakeshore Pharmacy, received the non-faculty Preceptor of the Year award.

Patrick Devereux, a 2005 pharmacy graduate, received the Carl Wayne Shaddix Pharmacy Practitioner of Excellence Award. The honor recognizes an outstanding graduate of less than five years. Devereux, clinical services director of Family Medical Services, Inc., serves on the Jefferson County Pharmaceutical Association board of directors.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.