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Twenty-Three Pharmacists Inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame

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John P. Beasley of Columbia; Anthony J. Brooklere of Adamsville; James, I. Harrison, Jr. of Tuscaloosa; Charles E. Prickett of Hoover; and James O. Walker of Gardendale.
John P. Beasley of Columbia; Anthony J. Brooklere of Adamsville; James, I. Harrison, Jr. of Tuscaloosa; Charles E. Prickett of Hoover; and James O. Walker of Gardendale.
John P. Beasley of Columbia; Anthony J. Brooklere of Adamsville; James, I. Harrison, Jr. of Tuscaloosa; Charles E. Prickett of Hoover; and James O. Walker of Gardendale.

James O. Walker Inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame
July 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL – On June 22, 2015,  James O. Walker of Gardendale, AL was inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL.

“One must only be in Jim Walker’s presence for a short time to recognize his love for pharmacy and those who practice it,” states Louise Jones, APA Executive Director.

The Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame was established in 2015 and acknowledges achievements by those engaged in the profession of pharmacy, whether alive or deceased, and recognizes their outstanding contributions or exemplary service to pharmacy and/or to healthcare. This can be demonstrated through exceptional achievement over the life of their career in pharmacy  or an exceptional act during their career, or both.

Walker graduated from Auburn in 1957 and began work carrying on the legacy at Walker Drug Company with his father. He has served in numerous leadership roles in his community including President of the Birmingham Better Business Bureau, Secretary of the Birmingham Kiwanis Club, Sunday School teacher to 5 year olds at Canterbury Methodist Church, and Board member for Carraway Methodist Hospital for fifteen years.

Walker was honored with the 2010 Bowl of Hygeia Award and the 2002 APA President’s Special Achievement Award. He retired in 2003 but has never stopped working for the profession of pharmacy. He holds a special place in his heart for students and has led the APA Scholarship Endowment Fund efforts since its inception in 2012. This committee has a goal to raise one million dollars to ensure the ability of APA to assist deserving students with their financial expenses of pharmacy school.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 2,500 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians,  and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.

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Charles E. Prickett Inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame
July 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL – On June 22, 2015,  Charles E. Prickett of Hoover, AL was inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL.

The Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame was established in 2015 and acknowledges achievements by those engaged in the profession of pharmacy, whether alive or deceased, and recognizes their outstanding contributions or exemplary service to pharmacy and/or to healthcare. This can be demonstrated through exceptional achievement over the life of their career in pharmacy  or an exceptional act during their career, or both.

“Charles Prickett has been instrumental in protecting and promoting the interests of independent pharmacies and pharmacists throughout his career,” states Louise Jones, APA Executive Director.

Prickett is a 1961 graduate of Auburn University. He and his wife of 56 years, Shirley, have raised three children (two pharmacists and a nurse). He is currently the owner of two pharmacies and is one of the original founders of American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI) and signed their Articles of Incorporation. He has served three terms as APCI’s president and as a board member for 30 years.

Mr. Prickett has held many leadership offices in APA including Trustee, Speaker, and President. JCPA also benefitted from his leadership as Director, Treasurer and President. He has served as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Samford MSOP in past years. Honors bestowed upon him include the APA King Kourtesy Award, the Bowl of Hygeia, Samford’s Preceptor of the Year, Phi Lambda Sigma’s National Leadership Award, and Auburn’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.

His efforts to give back aren’t limited to his professional work, including his work with the Jefferson County Health Planning Commission, Bessemer Area Chamber of Commerce, Sertoma Club as a Troop Leader and Cub Scout Master, Eastern Valley Community Center, Aldridge Gardens, Hoover Historical Association, Fairfield Highlands Methodist Church, Shades Mountain Baptist Church, 56 years as a Mason in Flint Hill Masonic Lodge, and his governor appointment to the Alabama Historic Iron Works Commission.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 2,500 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians,  and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.

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James I. Harrison, Jr. Inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame
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July 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL – On June 22, 2015,  James I. Harrison, Jr. of Tuscaloosa, AL was inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL.

The Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame was established in 2015 and acknowledges achievements by those engaged in the profession of pharmacy, whether alive or deceased, and recognizes their outstanding contributions or exemplary service to pharmacy and/or to healthcare. This can be demonstrated through exceptional achievement over the life of their career in pharmacy  or an exceptional act during their career, or both.

“The impact Jim Harrison has had on pharmacy in Alabama is immeasurable,” says Louise Jones, APA Executive Director.  “You see his legacy every day in the lives of the many pharmacists and student pharmacists who have been personally or indirectly influenced by him”

Harrison was born and raised in Tuscaloosa. He accepted a basketball scholarship to the University of AL. After two years there, he transferred to Howard College to study pharmacy. In May 1956, he graduated with honors with memberships in Rho Chi, Kappa Psi, and ODK. Returning to Tuscaloosa, he began work with his father in the family’s drug store, Central Drug, in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa. Soon a second store would be purchased on the U of A campus which he managed. In 1967 Mr. Harrison founded Harco Drug and initiated the growth and expansion of one of Alabama’s most remarkable retail operations. From the corporate office in Tuscaloosa, Harco grew to 153 stores in AL, MS and FL. In August of 1997, Harco merged with the Rite Aid Corporation.

Through the years, Mr. Harrison has received so many honors, it is only possible for us to share a few. He is an inductee of the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame; the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame; and the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. He has received the Samford University Lifetime Service Award and Distinguished Service Award; Citizen of the Year Award by the Tuscaloosa Civitan Club, Tuscaloosa Area Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award, the NACDS Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award, the APA Distinguished Service Award, the Auburn University Distinguished Service Award, the Governor’s Volunteerism Award, the Bronze Oak Wreath Award, the Pharmacist Achievement Award by Merck, and the National Human Relations Award by the American Jewish Committee, just to name a few.

He has been named Employer of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Man of Achievement, Family of the Year, and Retailer of the Decade.

37th street in Tuscaloosa has been re-named for him and they celebrated April 5, 1990 as Jimmy Harrison Day in Tuscaloosa and Northport.

He is a philanthropist to many deserving causes including the Catholic Church, the United Way, the University of Alabama, Rural Infant Stimulation, DCH Cancer Center, and most notably to pharmacy, he established the James I. Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn University.

Mr. Harrison and his wife, Peggy, have been married for 61 years and are extremely devoted to their five children and fifteen grandchildren.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 2,500 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians,  and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.

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John P. Beasley Inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame
July 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL – On June 22, 2015,  John P. Beasley of Columbia, AL was inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL.

The Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame was established in 2015 and acknowledges achievements by those engaged in the profession of pharmacy, whether alive or deceased, and recognizes their outstanding contributions or exemplary service to pharmacy and/or to healthcare. This can be demonstrated through exceptional achievement over the life of their career in pharmacy  or an exceptional act during their career, or both.

“ John Beasley has brought honor to the profession of pharmacy for over 60 years,” states Louise Jones, APA Executive Director. “He has served as a voice of pharmacy in Alabama as an independent pharmacist, in service to the Alabama Board of Pharmacy and as a state legislator.”

Beasley is a 1955 graduate of Auburn University. He served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve from 1953-1960. His professional career has included serving as a president of APA and the Alabama State Board of Pharmacy. With a desire to make a difference, he served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1984-1994 and was elected to the Legislative Council and as Chairman of the Business and Labor Committee. In his community, Mr. Beasley has served in the Scottish Rite, on the Board of Directors for the Bank of Columbia, as the Director of the Chamber of Commerce for Dothan, as a Shriner, and as a Worshipful Master in the Masonic Lodge. He has been an Eagle Scout, a Deacon, a Sunday School teacher, and a past president of the Lion’s Club.

John has been honored with the Auburn Distinguished Alumni Award, the Bowl of Hygeia, and is an inductee in the Alabama Healthcare Hall of Fame.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 2,500 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians,  and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.

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Anthony J. Brooklere, R.Ph. Inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame
July 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL – On June 22, 2015, Anthony J. Brooklere of Adamsville was inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL.

The Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame was established in 2015 and acknowledges achievements by those engaged in the profession of pharmacy, whether alive or deceased, and recognizes their outstanding contributions or exemplary service to pharmacy and/or to healthcare. This can be demonstrated through exceptional achievement over the life of their career in pharmacy or an exceptional act during their career, or both.

“Anthony Brooklere has, by his work and accomplishments, brought honor to the profession of pharmacy,” states Louise Jones, APA Executive Director. “He is a part of the legacy of independent pharmacy in Alabama.”

Mr. Brooklere was born and reared in Birmingham. He graduated from Auburn in 1958 and has been practicing pharmacy for over 56 years. He and his wife, Sara Jean, have two children, both pharmacists. He and son Johnny own and operate Brooklere Pharmacy and Adamsville Pharmacy.

Mr. Brooklere has held multiple offices in APA including President and is also the past president of the Jefferson County Pharmacists Association (JCPA). He has served on the Advisory Council for Auburn University’s School of Pharmacy as well as the State Board of Pharmacy, including a year as President. He is a founding member and past President of American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI) He is a charter member of the Forestdale Lions Club with 53 years of perfect attendance. His military service is filled with honors including membership in the Scabbard and Blade National Military Honor Society and as an Honor Graduate of the School of Military Medicine and Surgery. Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in Army Artillery and Guided Missiles, he also served as Assistant Commander of Brooke Army Medical Center in TX. Mr. Brooklere has been elected to the Adamsville City Council, served as Mayor Pro Tem of Adamsville, and is a Past President of the Forestdale Merchants Association.

Mr. Brooklere has been honored numerous times including awards for Industry of the Year, Auburn Distinguished Alumni, APA Service, Phi Lambda Sigma Alumni Leadership, Lions Club Community Service, Melvin Jones Fellowship for Dedicated Humanitarian Service, Lions International Key Member, Lou Columbo Community Service, and the Bowl of Hygeia.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 2,500 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians,  and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.

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Twenty-Three Pharmacists Inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame

July 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL – On June 22, 2015, twenty-three pharmacists were inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame at the Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show held at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL.

“The Pharmacy Hall of Fame Inductees have, by their work and accomplishments, brought honor to the profession of pharmacy,” states Louise Jones, APA Executive Director. “These are individuals who clearly standout from the mainstream.”

The Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame was established in 2015 and acknowledges achievements by those engaged in the profession of pharmacy, whether alive or deceased, and recognizes their outstanding contributions or exemplary service to pharmacy and/or to healthcare. This can be demonstrated through exceptional achievement over the life of their career in pharmacy  or an exceptional act during their career, or both.

Inducted, in person, on June 22, 2015 were: John P. Beasley of Columbia; Anthony J. Brooklere of Adamsville; James, I. Harrison, Jr. of Tuscaloosa; Charles E. Prickett of Hoover; and James O. Walker of Gardendale.

Inducted posthumously were the fifteen original 1881 founding members of the Alabama Pharmacy Association: Philip Charles Candidus, Charles Mohr, G. C. Stollenwerck, L. T. Bradfield, Hugo Plato, W. J. Hurd, J. E. Davis, John L. Davis, A. L. Stollenwerck, J. W. Hughes, William Hoyt, F. D. Nabers, C. M. Morrow, Y. P. Newman, S. W. Gillespie. Also inducted posthumously were James R. Kuykendall of Dekalb;  William W. Walker; and Luania L. Thagard, both of Birmingham, AL.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 2,500 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians,  and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.

Photo: Pharmacists inducted into the Alabama Pharmacy Hall of Fame on June 22, 2015. Pictured (L-R) Seated: James, I. Harrison, James O. Walker, Standing: Anthony J. Brooklere, Charles E. Prickett, and  John P. Beasley.

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Alabama Pharmacy Association Installs New Officers, Presents Member Awards

July 1, 2015

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA) held its 134th Annual Convention and Trade Show at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Destin, FL on June 21-24. At the annual meeting, new officers were installed and annual awards were presented to outstanding members in recognition of their achievements.

New officers installed for 2015-2016 are as follows: President, Johnny Brooklere, R.Ph. of Mount Olive; President-Elect, Jared Johnson, Pharm.D. of Auburn; Vice President, Belinda Ballard, R.Ph. of Stevenson; Treasurer, Dan McConaghy, R.Ph. of Satsuma; Past-President, Rebecca Sorrell, R.Ph. of Pelham; Speaker of the House, David Brackett, Pharm.D. of Auburn; Speaker-Elect of the House, Stacey Giles, R.Ph. of Auburn. District Trustees are as follows: District 1 – Christy Garmon, Pharm.D. of Spanish Fort; District 2 – Allen Jordan, R.Ph. of Grove Hill; District 3 – Clay Bowen, R.Ph. of Dothan ; District 4 – Kelli Newman, Pharm.D. of Montgomery; District 5 – Brandi Corbett, Pharm.D. of Winfield; District 6 – Kathryn Bellingar, Pharm.D. of Birmingham; District 7  –  Kaylee St. John-Bean of Ragland; District 8 – Gay Massey, R.Ph. of Section; District 9 – Audrey Newton, Pharm.D. of Florence; District 10 – Susan Adkison, R.Ph. of Cullman; District 11 – Garrett Aikens, Pharm.D. of Auburn; District 12 – David Darby, R.Ph. of Andalusia; Trustee at Large #1 – Bobby Giles, R.Ph. of Auburn; Trustee at Large #2 – Valerie Oakley, Pharm.D. of Florence; Academy Chair – Derrell Massey, R.Ph. of Section; Pharmacy Technician Representative – Paige Patterson, CPhT of Auburn; Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, R. Lee Evans, Pharm.D.; Auburn University Student Representative, Lauren Smith; Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy, Michael Crouch, Pharm.D.; Samford University Student Representative, Zach Burns.

Awards were presented to the following members: Dan McConaghy, R.Ph. of Satsuma received the Bowl of Hygeia Award; Cole Sandlin, Pharm.D. of Auburn received the Lester White Good Government Award; Valerie Oakley, Pharm.D. of Florence received the Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award; Ronda Lacey, R.Ph., J.D. of Birmingham received the J. Wayne Staggs Distinguished Service Award; Frances Cohenour, Pharm.D. of Florence received the Excellence in Innovation Award; Michael Hogue, Pharm.D. of Mount Olive received the Generation Rx Champion Award; Timothy Fickling, CPhT of Foley received the Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award; Erin McCreary of Middleton, WI received the Joseph O. Dean, Jr. Student Professionalism Award; Tami Waters, of Daphne received the Mitchel C. Rothholz’ President’s Award; Johnny Brooklere, R.Ph. of Mount Olive received the NCPA Leadership Award; and David Brackett, Pharm.D. of Auburn received the Faculty Member of the Year Award.

The Alabama Pharmacy Association is a nonprofit professional organization with over 2,500 members statewide. The APA offers continuing education programs for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians,  and members take a leading role in lobbying for pharmacy at the state and national level. The APA was established in 1881 and is the oldest professional organization for pharmacy in the state. APA members represent all practices of pharmacy and are committed to their profession and their patients.

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