Spirit of the Century Mortar Club Founders' Award

Nominations Open!

Please take the opportunity to nominate outstanding individuals for the following CMC recognitions which will be acknowledged at a celebration and recognition event being planned for spring 2022. Nominations are due October, 8, 2021. Criteria is listed within each linked form.

The Spirit of the CMC Founders Award will be presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated the spirit of the Century Mortar Club founders in supporting experiences and opportunities of student pharmacists.

Frank DiGangi

Frank DiGangiDr. DeGangi was cited as being the first head of the Century Mortar Club and the one who laid the foundation for the organization’s future growth and success. Recognized as a professor who  remembered all alumni, his efforts were characterized by his total commitment to pharmacy students and alumni, and his absolute loyalty to the College of Pharmacy. He truly cared for pharmacists, pharmacy and the CMC. 

Linnea Forsell

Linnea ForsellCMC Life Member and assistant secretary treasurer, Linnea Forsell was nominated for almost two decades of service as a CMC officer and almost three decades as a board member. “In Linnea’s case, being a CMC life member literally meant that she would be a CMC volunteer for life.”

About the Award

The Spirit of the Century Mortar Club Founders' Award is given in recognition of an individual or group demonstrating the spirit of the CMC Founders in supporting the experiences and opportunities of student pharmacists.

Previous Award Recipients

  • 2020: Frank DeGangi (posthumously)
  • 2020: Linnea Forsell
  • 2019: Doris Calhoun
  • 2019: Tom McKennel (posthumously)
  • 2018: Bill Hodapp