TCOP Honors Graduates and Faculty

Students and faculty receive commencement awards

May 02, 2015
Frpm L-R: Lauren Aronin, Emily Messing, Mehwish Mahmood and Peter Hoang pose with their CVS Scholarship Awards.
Frpm L-R: Lauren Aronin, Emily Messing, Mehwish Mahmood and Peter Hoang pose with their CVS Scholarship Awards.

Emceed by Dr. Thomas Cook, assistant dean for academic affairs, the evening included remarks from Dean Zvi Loewy and Dean Michael Escott.

“Tonight, we acknowledge all the hard work and dedication these students put into their pharmaceutical studies, day in and day out, over the past few years,” said Dean Zvi Loewy in his welcoming remarks. “We also honor our world-class faculty who have invested a tremendous amount of effort into their teaching and research.”

The awards ceremony featured a gourmet dinner and musical entertainment by CrossFire Steel Orchestra (of which TCOP P1 student Arielle Chase is a member).

Congratulations to all the awardees!

Class of 2015 Commencement Banquet Award Recipients

Academic Excellence Award: Victor Chen

American Pharmacists Association, Senior Recognition Certificate: Avanti Kallianpur

Walgreens Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award: Kingsley Ohikuare

Walgreens Diversity Scholarship Award: Sefa Kploanyi

CVS Scholarship Award: Lauren Aronin, Emily Messing, Peter Hoang, Mehwish Mahmood

Mylan Pharmaceutical’s Excellence in Pharmacy Award: Paulina Rozenfeld

USPHS Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award: (Presented by Dr. Liatte Krueger, Public Health Service investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration): Colleen Kim

Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Department Award: Malka Fuzailov

Pharmacy Practice Department Award: Tiffany Murray

Social, Behavioral and Administrative Science Department Award: Ama Marfo

Student Ambassador Award: Kwadwo Korsah

Best Individual Tutor Award: Evet Soliman

Best Group Tutor Award: Emily Messing

SNPhA Outstanding (Past) President Award: Kristina Luo

SNPhA Outstanding (Current) President Award: Kingsley Ohikuare

SNPhA Student Regional Facilitator Award: Olawonuola Abiona (P3)

Capstone Awards: Avanti Kallianpur, Christine Kim, Tiffany Murray, Nidhi Modi, Mohamad Saleh, Philip  Villasurda and Stefanie Wong

Student Ambassadors-Student Affairs: Christine Kim, Colleen Kim, Marisol Ibarra, Christine T. Nguyen, Ravi Thakore and Sabrina Truc

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP-TCOP) Student Excellence Award: Sabrina Truc

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-Touro Student Society of Health-system Pharmacy (ASHP-SSHP) Award: Victor Chen

Recognition of Residents Award: Drs. Pavel Goriacko, Harshal Shukla, Christina Ng, Johnny Wong (Montefiore) Shana Jiang (Mount Sinai St. Luke's)

Professor of the Year Award: Drs. Bardia Askari, Haregewein Assefa and Keith Veltri

Faculty Research Award: Drs. Haregewein Assefa, Paramita Basu, Priyank Kumar and Martha Rumore

Faculty Service Award: Drs. Keith Veltri, Nataliya Shinkazh and Deborah Williams

Faculty Preceptor of the Year Award: Dr. Keith Veltri

External Preceptor of the Year Award: Dr. Peter Lao