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Professional Achievement Awards Presented to SWOSU Pharmacy Alums

12.17.2014

Pharmacy Professional Achievement Award
Greg Huenergardt (second from left) was recently presented the 2014 Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Professional Achievement Award at a ceremony on the Weatherford campus. Pharmacy Alumni Association President Dr. Tracie Simard (from left), College of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Dennis Thompson and Pharmacy Alumni Association President-Elect Dr. Sheldon Webb made the presentation.

Pharmacy Professional Achievement Award
Dr. Jamie Miller (second from left) was recently presented the 2014 Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Young Professional Achievement Award at a ceremony on the Weatherford campus.  Pharmacy Alumni Association President Dr. Tracie Simard (from left), College of Pharmacy Dean Dr. Dennis Thompson and Pharmacy Alumni Association President-Elect Dr. Sheldon Webb made the presentation.

Greg Huenergardt of Shattuck and Dr. Jamie Miller of Newcastle were recently presented awards from the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford.

Huenergardt was presented the Professional Achievement Award, which recognizes pharmacy alumni for their professional achievement and who also personify the pharmacy college’s tradition of excellence. Miller was presented the first-ever Young Professional Achievement Award, which is a new award to recognize outstanding professional achievement in the pharmacy profession for an individual who graduated within the last 10 years.

Since graduation in 1994, Greg Huenergardt has been on a successful independent pharmacy journey.  He is now the sole owner of six Medic Pharmacy locations in Oklahoma and Texas.  He continues to be a supporter and advocate for independent pharmacies, serving in lead roles for Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma and Oklahoma Pharmacy PAC.  He also serves on the new advisory committee of Rural Health Development at the SWOSU College of Pharmacy. 

In addition to his passion for pharmacy, specifically independent pharmacies, he has been a strong leader in his community. He and his wife, Gina, have four children. Huenergardt has been an active member in his community in numerous leadership roles such as mayor, hospital board member, church board leader and youth coach. 

His passion for the pharmacy profession, his community and his family shows the professional values that the SWOSU College of Pharmacy tries to instill in their pharmacy students, according to Patti Harper, director of pharmacy alumni and development with the SWOSU College of Pharmacy.

Since graduating from the SWOSU College of Pharmacy in 2006, Jamie Mills Miller has completed post graduate year (PGY) 1 pharmacy practice and PGY2 pediatric residencies.  She now is teaching as an associate professor and as a pharmacy practice residency director, inspiring pharmacy students while improving the care of newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), her clinical area of expertise. 

Recently awarded Pharmacy Educator of the Year, Miller is known nationally in the pediatric pharmacy community for her work (which also includes numerous research activities, publications and presentations) and for her knowledge in the NICU.  A colleague of Miller’s said, “Her strong pharmacy foundation from the SWOSU College of Pharmacy remains evident in her every day practice and personifies the pharmacy school’s tradition of excellence.”

She and her husband, Matt (also a SWOSU pharmacy graduate), reside in Newcastle with their two young girls: Baylee and Rylee. In addition to her work and her family, Miller is also an under 6 soccer coach and also participates in running events.

“SWOSU College of Pharmacy and the Pharmacy Alumni Association are pleased to recognize Jamie and her accomplishments with this new award," Harper said.