Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-07-19

Samford University pharmacy professor Dr. Michael Hogue has received two top honors--the Faculty of the Year Award and President’s Award--- given by the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA).

Hogue, chair of the department of pharmacy practice at Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, received the awards during APA’s recent annual convention and trade show in  Point Clear, Ala.

The faculty award recognizes academic achievement and exceptional leadership to student pharmacists at the local, state and national level. Hogue was cited for his long-term service and contributions that have benefited APA, as well as his efforts to promote the advancement of student pharmacists and mentor them on the importance of professional development.

Hogue encourages involvement in professional organizations at state and national levels, and shares his passion of pharmacy with everyone he encounters, according to an APA news release. He continuously emphasizes the importance of knowledge and involvement in the pharmacy profession, is a mentor for his students, and a true example of the characteristics of a devoted pharmacy professional.

Hogue, who earned a doctor of pharmacy degree at Samford in 1996, received the president’s award from out-going APA president Steve Snyder in recognition of his assistance and willingness to help the Association in many ways.

During 2009-2010, Hogue served on APA’s education, legislative and organizational affairs committees, and was chair of the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and a member of the APA Board of Trustees. . He will chair the education committee during 2010-2011. He has delivered continuing education programs for the state group throughout the year.

One of the original development team members and trainers of the American Pharmacists Association’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery: A National Certificate Program for Pharmacists, Hogue has been a pioneer in advocating the pharmacist’s role in immunizations in Alabama and nationally. The author of books, book chapters and manuscripts on immunizations and pharmacy management topics, he is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of medication therapy management and compensation for pharmacists’ non-dispensing services.