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Bowl of Hygeia Award


Sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations with support from Boehringer-Ingelheim

This award, which is part of a national awards program sponsored by the APhA Foundation and NASPA, is granted to recognize and honor a Pennsylvania pharmacist who has demonstrated sustained commitment to community service, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, which reflects well on the profession of pharmacy.

Specific Award Eligibility

Nominee must not be currently serving or have served in the last two (2) years as a member of PPA's Awards Committee, an elected PPA officer or a paid employee of PPA

The recipient is not currently serving nor has he/she served within the immediate past two years as an officer of the Association in other than an ex-officio capacity.
Nominee must be living; awards are not presented posthumously
Nominee must not be a past recipient of the award

This Year's Recipient

Richard William, RPh


Richard Williams, RPh is a 1960 graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and has owned and operated his Apothecary since 1970. His history of community service spans over many years. He is a long-standing member of PPA, ASCP, NCPA, LCPA and APhA. He is a past board member of both Pharmacists Mutual and Teacher’s Mutual Insurance companies. The recipient has also served on the board for Lancaster County Mental Health and Retardation and is a member of the Antique Truck and Car Club of America. He is also an Eucharist Minister and member of St Anthony’s Church of Padua, Lancaster, PA.The slogan of his pharmacy is "A Lifetime Commitment to Long Term Care" and "Where Education Meets Medication."

Past Recipients

2017 Jerome Musheno, RPh 1989 William L. Greene, RPh
2016 Gayle Cotchen, BSPharm, MBA, PharmD
1988 Ralph R. Kartub, RPh
2015 Thomas Mattei, PharmD
1987 William J. Pronzato, RPh
2014 Julie Gerhart-Rothholz, RPh, MS 1986 John Rosencrance, RPh
2013 Edward J. Bechtel, RPh 1985 Ronald S. Nighswander, RPh
2012 Richard R. Smiga, RPh 1984 Sidney H. Brown, RPh
2011 Robert S. Schreiber, RPh 1983 John E. Gillespie, RPh
2010 Michele Catalano - Musheno, RPh 1982 Pauline R. Montgomery, RPh
2009 Rosemarie Halt, RPh 1981 Richard T. Englehart, RPh
2008 Coleen Kayden, RPh 1980 Alan J. Vogenberg, RPh
2007 David Smith, RPh 1979 Charles D. Ditchfield, RPh
2006 Theresa Talbott, RPh 1978 Irwin Reich, RPh
2005 Frank Rubino, RPh 1977 David M. King, RPh
2004 Ida May Englehart, RPh 1976 Daniel A. Hussar, RPh
2003 David W. Leach, RPh 1975 George S. Maggio, RPh
2002 Samuel D. Brog, RPh. 1974 Carmen A. DiCello, RPh
2001 Robert J. Bylone, RPh 1973 David P. Rosenfield, RPh
2000 John C. Zweier, RPh 1972 LaRue Lunger, RPh
1999 William T. Ferri, RPh 1971 James B. Leedy, RPh
1998 Robert F. Hennessy, RPh 1970 Charles L. Sellars, RPh
1997 Bruce D. Martin. RPh 1969 Philip Seltzer, RPh
1996 Bruce S. Sigman, RPh 1968 Reynold R. Clouse, RPh
1995 Barry P. Jacobs, RPh 1967 Bernard Jay Schiller, RPh
1994 Joseph G. Bechtel, RPh 1966 Henry E.G. Burhenn, RPh
1993 James E. Hancock, RPh 1965 Roger H. Shultz, RPh
1992 Bernard Corchnoy, RPh 1964 Webster B. Canning, RPh
1991 Frank C. Falchek, RPh 1963 Edwin Symonds Rowse, Jr., RPh
1990 Joseph A. Mosso, RPh 1962 Lester Saylor, RPh


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