Michael Pastrick ’73 presents the Hall of Fame award to Dr. Floriddia.

Over the weekend, Drs. Donald Floriddia ’71, alumnus, current professor and Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Ralph Saroyan ‘64, alumnus, pharmacist, and retired Assistant Dean of Student Affairs; and Charlie Green ’68, alumnus and long time Green Brothers Pharmacy owner, were inducted as inaugural members of the San Joaquin Pharmacists Association (SJPhA) Hall of Fame. They were recognized during SJPhA’s annual Crab Feed Fundraiser held at the Church of Presentation in Stockton, CA which hosted more than 500 attendees including faculty members, alumni, and students. Drs. Floriddia and Green are also past inductees of the California Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Hall of Fame.

Nam Nguyen ’08, SJPhA president, with Dr. Saroyan at SJPhA Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The idea for the SJPhA Hall of Fame was created by Dr. Adam Kaye ‘95, past president and board member, who saw a need to recognize individuals for their long and distinguished service to the association and profession. In addition, this award recognizes individuals who exemplify leadership qualities and provide mentorship within the local, state and national arenas.

Carlo Michelotti ’61 was a highly respected local pharmacist and when he died in 2010 I was surprised to discover that some of our own board members never got a chance to meet him or learn of his accomplishments. The Hall of Fame will help close this gap,” said Dr. Kaye.

Ed Rogan, pharmacist of Green Brothers Pharmacies of more than 10 years, presented Dr. Green with the Hall of Fame award.

The three honorees have been invited to serve on the selection committee for next year. Future installation into the Hall of Fame will continue to be held in conjunction with the annual fundraiser.

The SJPhA, a regional chapter of the CPhA, represents all pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. To learn more about SJPhA, visit www.sjpharx.com.

By Dua Her '09
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