Awards and Honors

The Connecticut Pharmacists Association seeks to recognize pharmacy professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty. Each year, CPA honors both student pharmacists and seasoned professionals who have shown exemplary service to CPA and the pharmacy community. You can help us reward these pharmacy leaders by nominating a pharmacist or technician for one of the prestigious awards listed below.

Nominations are closed for 2024! The 2024 award recipients will be honored at the Annual Awards Ceremony & Board Installation on September 18 at the DoubleTree Hotel, Bristol (right after the 149th Annual Meeting).

Bowl of Hygeia

Sponsored by the American Pharmacists Association Foundation and the national Alliance of State of Pharmacy Associations with support from Boehringer Ingelheim. This award is presented annually to a pharmacist with an outstanding record of community service, which, apart from his/her specific identification as a pharmacist, reflects well on the profession of pharmacy. The recipient must be a pharmacist licensed in Connecticut, a member of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, must be living (the award is not presented posthumously), must not have been a previous recipient and is currently not serving, nor has served within the immediate past two years as an officer of the CPA in other than an ex-officio capacity.

Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award

Sponsored by the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance companies, the award is presented annually to recognize one such person for involvement and dedication to the practice of pharmacy. The goal of the award is to encourage the newer pharmacists to participate in association and community activities. The recipient must be a pharmacist licensed in Connecticut who has practiced 9 years or less, is a member of the CPA, practicing in community, institutional, managed care or consulting pharmacy and who has participated in national or state pharmacy associations, professional programs, and/or community service.

Professional Pharmacy Performance Award

Sponsored by Professional Pharmacy Personnel, Inc., this award is presented annually to a pharmacist licensed to practice pharmacy in Connecticut who has performed outstanding services to the profession of pharmacy. The recipient does not have to be a CPA member.

Daniel C. Leone Pharmacist of the Year Award

Named for Daniel Leone, EVP of CPA from 1975-1996, this award is presented annually to a CPA pharmacist member (cannot be presented posthumously) who demonstrates a proactive unique approach to pharmacy practice.

Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovations Award

Sponsored by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, the recipient of this award is a practicing pharmacist who is a member of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association and has demonstrated Innovative Pharmacy Practice resulting in improved patient care.

Margherita Giuliano Award

Margherita Giuliano, “Marghie” to all who know her, was CEO of CPA from 1999-2018. This award honors her dedication, commitment, and support of CPA and the entire Connecticut pharmacy community.

NEW: Fellow of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association (FCPA)

Being recognized as a Fellow of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association (FCPA) is an honor. It signifies that you have made significant contributions to CPA and to the profession of pharmacy that go far beyond regular pharmacy practice.

The CPA Board of Directors has adopted a set of criteria that CPA members must meet or exceed to be considered eligible to earn the designation of Fellow of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association (FCPA). Selected Fellows will be honored at CPA’s annual meeting, New England Pharmacists Convention.


To become eligible as a Fellow in CPA, the candidate must have been a licensed Connecticut pharmacist and an active member of CPA for at least seven years. Membership or activities performed while a student pharmacist are not considered for eligibility. Activities during post- graduate residency training may be included.

Qualified applicants should demonstrate sustained contributions and excellence in the following categories:

  • Pharmacy association membership and leadership;
  • Pharmacy practice advancement;
  • Professional publications and presentations;
  • Teaching and/or mentorship;
  • Community engagement;
  • Professional awards and recognition; and
  • Pharmacy advocacy.

FCPA recognition serves as a highly visible way to promote public awareness of pharmacists who have distinguished themselves within CPA and the profession.

If you are interested in nominating a Fellow or personally being recognized as a professional who has met the highest standards in Connecticut pharmacy then please examine the seven categories for fellowship status and complete the application.