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Idaho State University-Meridian pharmacy faculty honored at annual banquet  

ISU-Meridian’s Robin Dodson and Cathy Oliphant received Teacher of the Year awards at the annual College of Pharmacy Banquet, May 10, in Pocatello.

“While all of the faculty and staff at the College are outstanding, there are several faculty members each year that move our students and leave them with a lasting impact,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Paul Cady.

Dodson and Oliphant are among four faculty members to receive the honor. The other two are Chris Owens and Chris Downing, based in Pocatello.  Oliphant and Owens represent the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, and Downing and Dodson are from the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

According to Cady, honorees were applauded for their abilities to teach relevant and new material, motivate students to learn and maintain a high level of knowledge in their field.

Also recognized was student Danielle Ahlstrom, ISU’s 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award Winner from the College of Pharmacy.  She selected ISU-Meridian’s Barb Mason, who teaches in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, as her most influential professor.

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