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2022 Outstanding Student Achievement Award

College of Pharmacy

Caden Alder

The College of Pharmacy Outstanding Student Achievement Award is given in recognition of significant academic achievement and important student contributions to the College of Pharmacy. The recipient chosen this year is Caden Alder from Meridian.

As a student pharmacist in Meridian, his nominiators wrote, in part: “Caden is a rock star! He is one of the most kind, caring, and generous individuals that I have encountered during my time in academics over the past 25 years. Caden is an asset to the practice of pharmacy. He is the complete package: ambitious, dedicated, motivated, compassionate, and enthusiastic. He is a perfect role model as he serves others and represents our College of Pharmacy. We will watch with pride as Caden’s career progresses.” The faculty member whom Caden has named Most Influential Professor during his entire PharmD academic experience is: Dr. Cathy Oliphant from Meridian.

Of this professor, Caden said, “Dr. Oliphant has mentored me through many challenging circumstances. She is an exceptionally knowledgeable professor, loyal Rho Chi advisor, and she consistently demonstrates genuine concern for each of her students through selflessly offering extra help beyond what is required of her.”

Congratulations to Caden & Dr. Oliphant!

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