Adam Welch, Wilkes University Pharmacy Associate Professor,
Named Pennsylvania’s 2012 Pharmacist of the Year
WILKES-BARRE, PA. (Oct. 5, 2012) – Adam Welch, associate professor of pharmacy at Wilkes University, was recently named the 2012 Pharmacist of the Year by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA). Welch, of Mountain Top, Pa., was honored with the award during the PPA’s 2012 Annual Conference in Scranton, Pa. on Sept. 22.
The Pharmacist of the Year award is presented to the pharmacist who has demonstrated dedication to the profession, contributed time and effort to the various professional organizations, furthered the profession of pharmacy through community service, and embodied those qualities, which exemplify the profession.
In presenting Welch with the award, the PPA noted his passion for his profession and the state of pharmacy practice within Pennsylvania. “His desire for the betterment of Pennsylvania pharmacists above his own personal goals and ambitions are an inspiration to his colleagues and his students,” the association stated.
Welch is a very active member of the PPA, as well as the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), traveling across the state delivering APhA Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery training programs. During the past year, he has as served as president of PPA’s board of directors. He also serves as a Grand Council Deputy of the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, where he mentors and inspires future pharmacists. As an educator, he treats students as colleagues, and his message is always the same: “be a better pharmacist and use your individual talents and passions to contribute to the continuing growth of a proud and distinguished profession.”
Founded in 1878, the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is a professional membership organization of more than 2,000 pharmacists and pharmacy students across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, representing almost all facets of pharmacy practice. As the leading voice of pharmacy in Pennsylvania, it promotes the profession through advocacy, education, and communication to enhance patient care and public health.