SPOKANE, Wash.— Washington State University’s Joshua Neumiller was selected for the 2018 North Central High School Distinguished Alumnus award. His picture will be added to the “Honor Hallway” at the school. Neumiller received the award at a ceremony at North Central High School in Spokane on November 30.

Neumiller was selected because of his extensive service and passion for educating people with diabetes to understand their disease and take better control of their health. His career as a distinguished educator includes research, clinical duties, and service as editor-in-chief of the journal Diabetes Spectrum published by the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

He joins the group of select Spokanites with one other inductee this year. A total of 55 North Central graduates have been honored as Distinguished Alumni, a list that includes professional athletes, judges, social workers, business professionals, educators, clergy, entertainers, lawyers, doctors, and two Medal of Honor recipients.

Neumiller is a WSU alumnus, the Allen I. White Distinguished Associate Professor and vice-chair for the Department of Pharmacotherapy at the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is a certified diabetes educator and a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the American Association of Diabetes Educators.

Neumiller also currently serves as chairperson for the ADA’s Professional Practice Committee that updates the ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, and holds national and international standing in the diabetes community. In 2016, he received the Albert B. Prescott Leadership Award from the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute.