Lucinda Maine Receives Alumni Service Award
Lucinda Maine, a 1985 graduate of the College of Pharmacy’s Kellogg Pharmaceutical Clinical Scientist Ph.D. program, has been selected to receive the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award. The award recognizes her service to the college and the University, and to the profession of pharmacy. U of M President Eric Kaler will confer the award at the Alumni Association’s gala celebratory event during Homecoming Week on Oct. 19.
“There is no greater honor than to be recognized for giving back to your alma mater,” said Maine. “So much of my career success was shaped by my time at the University of Minnesota and by the people affiliated with the College of Pharmacy. I’m grateful.”
Maine has been executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy since 2002. In this role, she leads the organization that provides leadership in advancing and enhancing the quality of education and training in its 140-plus member institutions. Under her leadership, the organization has helped elevate the level and utility of the pharmacist degree to new highs.
Previously, she held several senior VP positions over a 10-year period at the American Pharmacists Association, the national organization for all pharmacists. She also served as associate dean and director of professional relations at Samford University School of Pharmacy.
One of her nominators wrote, “Dr. Maine has remained true to her Minnesota alma mater. The college has benefitted from her national service to all colleges of pharmacy and all patients through advancing the practice of pharmacy. She has also served us most directly by being involved in the college's programs. She is a committed supporter of the Center for Leading Healthcare change, and has given talks to students and faculty, including the keynote at our recent strategic planning retreat. Her insights were invaluable to our process. Her service has continued to benefit us and it is most appropriate to recognize that life of service.”
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