Shannon Hammond ’18, PharmD ’21: School of Pharmacy Merck Academic Excellence Award

Shannon Hammond PharmD '21Shannon Hammond ’18, PharmD ’21 is a recipient of Pacific University School of Pharmacy’s Merck Academic Excellence Award.

The award honors graduating students who have exhibited excellent scholastic achievement and demonstrated an interest in providing high quality clinical care.

“As a student, Shannon participated in multiple extracurricular activities in addition to demonstrating dedication to her academic pursuits,” said nominators. “Her natural warmth and humility made her a fantastic school ambassador for incoming students and we are lucky to have her continue to serve as a PUSOP alumni and pharmacist.” 

Determined to have a career in healthcare, Hammond, who is from Forest Grove, Ore., had to look no further than Pacific University. As an undergraduate student, her commitment to academic and athletic excellence more than prepared her for becoming a pharmacist.

She is among four 2021 pharmacy graduates to receive the received the Merck Academic Excellence Award. Others include along Ashley Orpeza PharmD ‘21, Anita Hakimi PharmD ‘21, and Ann Tong PharmD ‘21.

The School of Pharmacy fosters a learner-centered community that prepares leaders, scholars, and providers to elevate the pharmacy profession and interprofessional patient-focused care, as well as, preparing healthcare professionals for certification and licensure. The school also offers a master of science in pharmaceutical sciences focused on research.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021