Published on January 28, 2015 by Katie Stripling  
Michael Hogue

Michael D. Hogue, professor and chair of Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, has been selected for the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management (APhA-APPM) Pharmacy Management Excellence Award. Hogue was selected for the prestigious honor in recognition of outstanding management and leadership of academic pharmacy practice. 

“I’m incredibly humbled and honored to receive this recognition from APhA,” said Hogue. “There are so many people in the profession that are deserving of this award, and I was very surprised when I was notified that I was selected as this year’s recipient,” he added. 

Hogue joined the McWhorter School of Pharmacy faculty in 2004 and has served on the school’s senior leadership team for seven years.

“Dr. Hogue’s thoughtful leadership and innovative thinking have contributed greatly to not only the success of the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, but to the profession as a whole,” said pharmacy Dean Michael A. Crouch. “He is most deserving of this national honor and we are grateful for his continued leadership in our school.” 

Hogue is a current member of the board of directors of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and has held numerous leadership positions within APhA, including the board of trustees and national president of both APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management and APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists. Hogue completed an executive residency with APhA, was an independent pharmacy and home infusion company owner, and has led practice change in ambulatory care, public health practice and the role of the pharmacist in immunization practice. Hogue received his Pharm.D. from McWhorter School of Pharmacy in 1995.

Hogue will receive the Pharmacy Management Excellence Award at the APhA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, in March.



Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.