Washington State University College of Pharmacy faculty members Connie Remsberg, Kimberly McKeirnan, Joshua Neumiller, and Brian Gates, were selected by WSU student pharmacists to receive Teacher of the Year awards for the 2014-15 academic year.
Every year, each class in the Doctor of Pharmacy program casts votes and selects the pharmacy professor that they felt went above and beyond, both in and outside of the classroom, to instruct, support and develop student pharmacists to become outstanding healthcare professionals.
Connie Remsberg was voted Teacher of the Year by the first-year student pharmacists. Remsberg teaches pharmacy calculations, pharmaceutics, and compounding and serves as the director of teaching and learning excellence for the college. This is the second year in a row she has been selected for this award.
Kimberly McKeirnan was voted Teacher of the Year by the second-year student pharmacists. McKeirnan serves as the instructor of record for the applied patient care labs, where students get their first exposure to practicing patient care. This is also the second year in a row she has been selected for this award.
Joshua Neumiller was voted Teacher of the Year by the third-year student pharmacists. Neumiller serves as the instructor of record and teaches for the pharmacotherapy II course. This is the first time Neumiller has been selected for this award.
Brian Gates was voted Teacher of the Year by the fourth-year student pharmacists. Gates serves as a faculty preceptor for rotating students at the Visiting Nurses Association. He also serves as the associate dean of professional education for the college. This is the second year in a row he has been selected for this award.
This year, the College of Pharmacy introduced a new award to the mix. Solomon Agere was voted Teaching Assistant of the Year. Agere is a Ph.D. student studying in the pharmaceutical sciences research lab of Salah-uddin Ahmed. He was a teaching assistant for the compounding lab.
[April 27, 2015] Lori J. Maricle