APhA-ASP Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award

2024 Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award recipient

Susan Cornell, BS, Pharm.D, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES

Susan Cornell, BS, Pharm.D, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES

Susan Cornell, BS, Pharm.D, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES is the associate director of experiential education and professor in the department of pharmacy practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, Illinois. Dr. Cornell is also the American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) co-advisor. Her clinical practice is at the Bolingbrook Christian Health Center, where she is a medication therapy management pharmacist and certified diabetes care and education specialist.

Dr. Cornell served as President of the Illinois Pharmacists Association in 2011. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the 2022 Allene Von Son Distinguished Serves Award, the 2021, 2019 and 2011 Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 2017 Outstanding Illinois Diabetes Educator of the Year, 2014 Bowl of Hygeia, 2010 Teacher of the Year and the 2005 Midwestern University Golden Apple Teaching Award to list a few. She is an active member of the American Pharmacist Association and the American Diabetes Association. She is also actively involved with the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, where she served on their board of directors from 2004 to 2007 and continues to assist on various committees.

Dr. Cornell has been invited to give numerous presentations to various healthcare professionals and community groups worldwide. She has served as editor, as well as, published and contributed to many peer-reviewed, professional written and online publications. Dr. Cornell served as an associate editor of the ADCES Art and Science of Diabetes Care and Education Desk Reference- 3rd thru 6th edition.


The APhA-ASP Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award was established in 1988 to recognize advisors of APhA-ASP chapters who have promoted with distinction the welfare of student pharmacists through various professional activities.


  • Be either an associate or active member of APhA
  • Have been an active chapter advisor for at least one year
  • Have actively promoted student welfare
  • Made documentable contributions to achievements of the chapter
  • Must not be a past recipient of the award


Nomination Process

The nominator is responsible for submitting the award nomination packet online via Formsite.The award nomination packet includes:

  • Nomination form
  • A letter from the nominator describing the most important achievements of the nominee and explaining why the nominee meets the criteria for the award
  • Three letters of recommendation are required; a maximum of 6 letters accepted
  • A current CV or detailed résumé

For individuals not selected as the recipient of this award, nominators have the opportunity to have packets forwarded to the following year’s Awards Standing Committee for their review. APhA Student Development Staff will contact the nominator each year prior to the deadline to obtain approval for re-nomination and to update any nomination materials. If the nominator has graduated or cannot be reached, the chapter president will be contacted. Packets will be forwarded for a maximum of 4 consecutive years.

Submit a Nomination

Selection Process

The selection is made by the APhA-ASP Awards Committee based upon careful review of complete nominations.

Nature of the Award

The recipient receives a plaque and the following: a complimentary APhA Annual Meeting registration and reimbursement for meeting-related travel expenses, according to current travel policies and up to the maximum amount budgeted by APhA.


2023 recipient – Andrew Bzowyckyj – Pacific University
2022 recipient – Jennifer L. Clutter – West Virginia University
2021 - Melissa Somma McGivney, University of Pittsburgh
2020 - Sarah Uroza, Lipscomb University
2019 - Deanna Tran, University of Maryland
2018 - Valerie Ruehter, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2017 - Glenda Carr, Idaho State University
2016 - Cherokee Layson-Wolf, University of Maryland
2015 - Macary Weck Marciniak, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2014 - Carol A. Bugdalski-Stutrud, Wayne State University 
2013 - Thomas O. Munyer, University of Florida
2012 - Gary E. DeLander, Oregon State University
2011 - Michael Doherty, University of Cincinnati
2010 - Eddie Dunn, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2009 - Cameron Lindsey, University of Missouri-Kansas City
2008 - Nanci Murphy, University of Washington
2007 - Lynn Simpson, University of Houston
2006 - Regina Caldwell, University of Kentucky
2005 - Tina Penick Brock, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2004 - Todd D. Sorensen, University of Minnesota
2003 - Michael Z. Wincor, University of Southern California
2002 - Samuel C. Augustine, University of Nebraska Medical Center
2001 - Theodore G. Tong, University of Arizona
2000 - Robert L. Day, University of California, San Francisco
1999 - Stephanie J. Phelps, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
1998 - Gerald L. Cable, The Ohio State University
1997 - Mary Euler, University of Missouri-Kansas City
1996 - Marc W. Harrold, Duquesne University
1995 - Shara Zatopek, University of Houston
1994 - Charles K. Born, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
1993 - Angela Solis, University of Texas at Austin
1992 - Dennis M. Williams, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1991 - Donald G. Floriddia, University of the Pacific
1990 - William A. Hopkins, Jr., Mercer University
1989 - Gary S. Chappell, South Dakota State University


All nominations are due annually by December 1.