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UHCOP Honors DAC Member, Past TPA President Hardin-Oliver as Alumnus Pharmacist of the Year

UH College of Pharmacy bestowed one of its highest honors — the UHCOP Alumnus Pharmacist of the Year Award to longtime pharmacy leader and advocate Carole Hardin-Oliver, R.Ph. (B.S. '83), health care supervisor for Walgreens Houston Northeast district.

UH College of Pharmacy Dean F. Lamar Pritchard presents the Alumnus Pharmacist of the Year Award to Carole Hardin-Oliver.

"Carole is an unabashed, tireless champion and servant leader of our profession, and an outstanding ambassador of the college," said UHCOP Dean F. Lamar Pritchard, Ph.D., R.Ph. "She is frequently invited by our students to share her knowledge, wisdom and guidance about the art and science of effective advocacy and issue education. Her leadership and commitment to advancing the profession are admired by her peers and students alike."

Currently a member of the Texas Pharmacy Foundation Board of Trustees and the UHCOP Dean's Advisory Council (DAC), Hardin-Oliver previously served as president-elect, president and immediate past president of the Texas Pharmacy Association and as co-chair of the UHCOP DAC.

Hardin-Oliver also is a past president of the Lake Houston Pharmacy Association, former board member of the Houston Area Pharmacy Association and the UH Pharmacy Alumni Association, past chair of TPA's Academy of Chain Pharmacists, and on countless committees, task forces and other capacities for pharmacy organizations at the state and local level.

Hardin-Oliver was named TPA's 2014 Pharmacist of the Year, an honor which "recognizes a pharmacist who possesses a record of unquestionable integrity, outstanding service to the local or state association, and a personal record of exemplary service to the pharmacy community."