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2017 Recipient, Pierre Del Prato (center)
This award recognizes a pharmacist for outstanding and continuing activity in the community outside of the profession. The recipient should be a person who has demonstrated how pharmacists can elevate themselves and their profession in the eyes of the public through participation in community civic programs or participation in government activities at the local or state level. The person must be a CPhA member pharmacist and have contributed to the advancement of the profession through his/her activities.


  • Completed nomination form
  • A letter from the nominator to address the criteria and provide specific examples of how the candidate has made significant, influential and sustained contributions to the pharmacy practice in California.
  • Current full curriculum vitae or detailed resume of the nominee.
  • Up to 4 letters of recommendation
  • All letters of support must be signed by the author. Emailed letters must contain an electronic signature.
Submit a Nomination for the Bowl of Hygeia Award 

Award Submission:

Deadline for CPhA to collect nominations is Monday, January 15, 2018. All awards are submitted for review either electronically or via U.S. Postal Service. Please fill out the online nomination form and send all supporting documentation via email to If submitting by mail, please download the nomination form and send along with all supporting documentation to:

CPhA Awards Committee
Attn: Awards Manager
4030 Lennane Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834

Selection Process:
The CPhA Awards Committee is responsible for selecting all qualified award winners, which is based upon careful review of all qualified applicants. Upon receipt of a nomination package, CPhA staff reviews the package for completeness and then forwards on to the CPhA Awards Committee. If the nomination package is incomplete, a CPhA staff member will follow up with the nominator to obtain the missing information.

Bowl of Hygeia Past Recipients

 2017  Pierre Del Prato  1998  David Wilcox 1978  Robert Hunnell
 2016  Fred Mayer 1997  Robert Holbrook 1977  Terry Grant
 2015  Robert Shmaeff 1996  Susan McCalla Ornellas 1976  Dean Reavie
 2014  Walter Cathey 1995
 Alfred Runge
 Earl Giacolini
 2013  Helen Park 1994
 John Tilley
 Irving Sprugasci
 2012   Melvin Renge, Jr 1993
 Irwin Sitkoff
 Robert McLemore
 2011   Pete Vanderveen 1992  Ira Freeman
 Steven McCarter
 Horace Williams 1991
 Fred Hirning
 Charles Brown
 2009  Chester Yee 1990  Nicholas Ivans
 John Andrew Foley
 2008  Jeffrey Shinoda 1989  Glenn Yokoyama
1969  Wendell Hill Jr.
 2007  Peter Caldwell 1988  William Wickwire
 Norman Rudy
 2006  Victor Law 1987
 Edward Mullins
 Max Polinsky
 2005  Ralph Duff, Sr. 1986 
 Lee Owning
 Marie Kuck
 2004  Carlo Michelotti 1985
 Duncan McCarter
 Kenneth Katz
 2003  Michael Pastrick 1984 
 Bob Clifford
1964  W. Bryon Rumford
 2002  Robert Duey 1983
 James W. Barton
 Benjamin Kingwell
 2001  Richard Kane 1982
 James Thompson
 George Sargenti
 2000  William Altmiller 1981  Joseph Shilling 1961
 Otto Weihe
 1999  Evelyn Geisler 1980  Vern Cross 1960
 Joseph MacDonald
 John Bailey 1959  Joe Mazy