Jeff Crouch, student pharmacist in the class of 2017 at the WSU College of Pharmacy, received the 2015 Outstanding Student Member Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation.

“This year, 17 students total will be receiving this award, as a result of being nominated by their chapter peers,” said NCPA representative Diana Courtney. Only one student from each Doctor of Pharmacy program can be nominated, she said.

There are around 130 colleges of pharmacy in the United States. Crouch was one of two student pharmacists from the state of Washington to be selected for an award.

The award was presented on April 17, 2015, on campus at WSU Health Sciences at Spokane.
Crouch was nominated by Patrick Stolz and Kimberly Paulson, who are Crouch’s classmates on the WSU local NCPA student chapter leadership team, for the hard work and dedication that he gives to his local chapter and community pharmacy practice.

“Our executive team feels that Mr. Jeff Crouch deserves this award and recognition because he has demonstrated a strong passion for independent pharmacy. He is a very involved member of our student NCPA chapter. For example, he participated in compounding club, attended NCPA’s annual conference in Austin, Texas, and competed in the Pruitt Schutte Student Business Plan Competition this year. He is always looking for a way to better himself, our NCPA student chapter, and the profession of independent pharmacy,” wrote Paulson in her nomination letter.

The NCPA Foundation provides scholarships for professional development and research grants to pharmacy faculty, students and practitioners in order to contribute to the success of independent community pharmacy.

[April 27, 2015] Lori J. Maricle