By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Crouch-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Jeff Crouch, a student in the class of 2017 at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy, is one of 17 students nationwide to receive the 2015 Outstanding Student Member Award from the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Foundation.

Crouch, center, with classmates and nominators Patrick Stolz and Kimberly Paulson. (Photo by Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy)

Crouch was nominated by Patrick Stolz and Kimberly Paulson – Crouch’s classmates on the WSU local NCPA student chapter leadership team – for the hard work and dedication he gives to his local chapter and community pharmacy practice.

“He has demonstrated a strong passion for independent pharmacy,” Paulson wrote in her nomination letter. “He participated in compounding club, attended NCPA’s annual conference and competed in the Pruitt Schutte Student Business Plan Competition this year. He is always looking for a way to better himself, our NCPA student chapter and the profession of independent pharmacy.”

The foundation provides scholarships for professional development and research grants to pharmacy faculty, students and practitioners in order to contribute to the success of independent community pharmacy.


Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy communications, 509-368-6679,