About the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy Alumni Association
The mission of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Alumni Association (SOPAA) is to promote the continuous development and training of practitioners, researchers and educators. We do so by:
- Promoting the TTUHSC School of Pharmacy
- Promoting and advocating for the pharmacy profession and the ongoing professional development of our graduates
- Supporting other School of Pharmacy alumni through fellowship and networking opportunities
- Informing fellow graduates about existing opportunities to partner with the school in developing and mentoring current pharmacy students
SOPAA is one of seven alumni chapters which form the TTUHSC Alumni Association.
SOPAA Updates & News
Learn about the most recent SOPAA updates and SOP alumni news by joining the SOPAA Facebook Group.
SOPAA Board & Staff
The SOPAA Board is comprised of seven members - each serving a three-year term. The SOPAA Board conducts six meetings annually (two face-to-face and the remainder via conference call).
Current Board Members
|Board Member||SOP Class||Board Position|
|Jo Ann Leal||2021||Chair-Elect|
|Hayden Stewart||2018||Immediate Past-Chair|
Board Member Nominations & Elections
Every year, SOPAA seeks nominations for new board members who are eager to serve, support, and enhance the efforts of the SOP by helping foster alumni engagement with other alumni, TTUHSC SOP, and current SOP students.
All TTUHSC SOP alumni are eligible to nominate a SOP alumna/alumnus or submit a self-nomination. A call for nominations and elections are conducted in the fall of each year. Newly elected board members serve a three-year term beginning January 1 of each year.
When nominations re-open in the Fall, please email
- the completed nomination form and
- the nominee’s CV to the Nominations Committee Chair.
The logistics of the SOPAA Board are supported by TTUHSC SOP staff charged with alumni affairs responsibilities.
|Kenna Payne, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Dean for Professional Affairs
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni
SOP alumni dedicate their lives to the betterment of others, and TTUHSC SOP considers it a privilege to celebrate that commitment.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor TTUHSC annually bestows upon its alumni by recognizing alumni who have achieved a high level of success or whose efforts have made a positive impact on community or humanity - bringing distinction to themselves and significant credit to the profession of pharmacy, the School of Pharmacy, and the University.
The Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumni Awards include:
- Excellence in Practice Award
- Pharmacy Leadership Award
- Pharmacy Research Award
Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
|2002||Kerry Stallworth Daniel, Pharm.D., ('00)|
|2003||Traci Metting, Pharm.D., ('00)|
|2007||Roxann Dominguez, Pharm.D., ('05) Excellence in Practice
Cris Hogue, Pharm.D., ('00) Best Practice
Sidney Phillips, Pharm.D., ('01) Excellence in Leadership
|2008||Anthony J. Busti, Pharm.D., ('01) Excellence in Research
William A. Cuningham Jr., Pharm.D., ('02) Excellence in Practice
Jeanie E. Jaramillo, Pharm.D., ('01) Excellence in Leadership
|2009||Lea C. Eiland, Pharm.D., (Res '02) Excellence in Practice
Brent R. Fox, Pharm.D., ('00) Excellence in Leadership
|2010||Troy S. Stillings, Pharm.D., ('00) Excellence in Practice
Marissa Quinones, Pharm.D., ('04) Excellence in Leadership
Paul Lockman, Ph.D., ('03) Excellence in Research
|2011||Sachin Shah, Pharm.D., ('00) Excellence in Research
Rebecca Sleeper, Pharm.D., (Res '00) Excellence in Leadership
Sarah Ussery, Pharm.D., ('06) Excellence in Practice
|2012||Brian K. Irons, Pharm.D., ('00) Excellence in Practice
Brandon Sucher, Pharm.D., ('01) Excellence in Practice
|2013||Brandy McGinnis, Pharm.D., ('04) Excellence in Practice|
|2014||Tadd Hellwig, PharmD, ('06) Excellence in Practice|
|2015||Carlos Alvarez, Pharm.D., ('04) Excellence in Practice|
|2016||Steve Rodriguez, Pharm.D., ('01) Excellence in Practice
Lyndsi White, Pharm.D., ('06) Excellence in Leadership
|2018||Ilka Ratsaphangthong, Pharm.D. (’02), MHA Excellence in Leadership|
|2019||P. Race Dulin, PharmD ('07), MBA, BCPS|
|2020||Jessica R. Crow, PharmD ('06), BCCCP, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CNSC, FCCM Excellence in Research
Amber L. Elliott, PharmD ('09), BCPS Excellence in Practice
Distinguished Alumni Awards Nominations
Take a moment to nominate a deserving alumnus/alumna of a SOP pharmacy training program (PharmD, PhD, resident/fellow) who has distinguished themselves in leadership, practice, or research.
Nominations open in the spring of each year. Submit nominations online through the TTUHSC Distinguished Alumni Nominations website.