Pharmacy Alumni Society Distinguished Pharmacist Award

Jeff LindooJeff Lindoo

Jeff Lindoo retired from Thrifty White Pharmacy in 2016, where he had worked since graduation from NDSU College of Pharmacy in 1974, and has served as staff pharmacist, pharmacy manager, store manager, district manager, pharmacy district manager, vice president of Long Term Care Services and retired as vice president of Governmental & Regulatory Affairs. He is the past-president of MPhA. Jeff served on the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy from 1996 to 2000 and served as Vice President in 1999. He served as a member of the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy National Board of Advisors. He served as chair on the Minnesota Retailers Association Board of Directors and on the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy. Jeff has been an instrumental and impactful leader in Minnesota pharmacy.



About the Award

Nominations are received from past Distinguished Pharmacist Award recipients and the current Pharmacy Alumni Board of Directors. This award is sponsored by the Pharmacy Alumni Society.

Distinguished Pharmacist Award candidates are preferably an alumnus of the University of Minnesota and preferably a non-academic pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding leadership or contributions to the practice of pharmacy, healthcare, the College of Pharmacy, the University of Minnesota, the Pharmacy Alumni Society or a combination of these, and is a community leader and involved in civic affairs.

Past Award Recipients

  • 2018: Henry Blissenbach
  • Kitty M. Alcott
  • Jim Alexander
  • Lowell J. Anderson
  • William F. Appel
  • Michelle Aytay
  • Barbara Beasy
  • Bruce Benson
  • Russell Boogren
  • Doris A.Calhoun
  • Gary Carlson
  • Winton Christenson
  • Donald Dee
  • Arnold Delger
  • Frank E. DiGangi
  • Tom Dinndorf
  • Marv Dyrstad
  • Marilyn Eelkema
  • Linnea Forsell
  • Paul Grussing
  • Michael Hart
  • Bill Hodapp
  • Dave Holmstrom
  • Julie Johnson
  • Lucy Johnson
  • Ronald Johnson
  • Howard Juni
  • Barry Krelitz
  • Karl Leupold
  • Kendall Macho
  • Lucinda Maine
  • Thomas McKennell
  • John K. Middleton
  • Marsha Millonig
  • Charles V. Netz
  • Dale Olson
  • Bruce Paddock
  • Gary Raines
  • Theodore Rowell, Jr.
  • Gary Schneider
  • Stephen W. Schondelmeyer
  • Neal W. Schwartau
  • Robert J. Setzer
  • Harold Shapira
  • Steve Simenson
  • Wendy Simenson
  • Marilyn Speedie
  • Doug Stark
  • Brad Stanius
  • Bruce Thompson
  • J. Roger Vadheim
  • Jason Varin
  • Larry Weaver
  • Herb Whittemore