Pharmacy Alumni Society Mentor of the Year Award

Dr. Courtney Aldrich

courtney aldrichDr. Courtney Aldrich is a medicinal chemistry faculty member who was nominated by Adriana Hudson as her faculty member leader for MNPACC. Adriana noted Dr. Aldrich’s enthusiastic efforts to make group members feel excited and comfortable. He worked to make the MNPACC conversation enjoyable and approachable. In this era of Zoom, those connections can be hard and Dr. Aldrich’s efforts did not go unnoticed.

Dr. Laura Palombi

Laura PalombiDr. Laura Palombi was enthusiastically nominated by Lucas Kosobuski for her six years of mentorship, working on research projects, publishing papers, and grants, while opening contact doors for him. He cited her encouragement, support and guidance, stating, “Dr. Palombi is inspirational and it is both an honor and a pleasure to work with her.”

About the Award

The Mentor of the Year is an individual who has shown support of the mentoring program and its goals; has demonstrated a genuine interest in mentoring students; is willing to spend time in mentoring students; and has created a positive mentoring experience for students. The award is sponsored by the Pharmacy Alumni Society.

Past Award Recipients

  • Tim Affeldt
  • Joel Amundson
  • Ben Anderson
  • Tracy Anderson-Haag
  • Elliot Ballance
  • Steve Bealka
  • Eric Bergquist
  • Carla Brink
  • Rod Carter
  • Mark Edwards
  • Marilyn Eelkema
  • Tiffany Elton
  • Anne Gerdes
  • Audrey Imberg
  • Chris Jolowsky
  • Fadoua Kushner
  • William Larson
  • Corey Leinum
  • Gina Lemke
  • Darlette Luke
  • David Lommel
  • Sarah McIntosh
  • Joe Meese
  • Kelly Moritz
  • Michele Okposo
  • John Pastor
  • Amy Paver
  • Kenrea Perell
  • Gary Raines
  • Scott Setzepfandt
  •  Jeff Shapiro
  • Kelly Sioris
  • Dick Spehar
  • Dan Tomaszewski
  • Ann Yapel