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  • Pharmacy Tech Grad from Remington College - Little Rock Campus named Technician of the Year

    Holly Katayama, a May 2007 Pharmacy Technician graduate from Remington College - Little Rock Campus, was named "Technician of the Year" at the 2009 Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists (AAHP) awards banquet, held in October.

    Ms. Katayama, a Pharmacy Technician at Baptist Hospital in North Little Rock, was nominated by her employer. Her supervisor at Baptist Hospital entrusted her to implement a program that enables a thorough, personalized assessment of a patient's home medications so that the data can be more easily and accurately relayed to the nursing staff. In recognition of her efforts, Ms. Katayama received a commemorative plaque at the AAHP luncheon and awards/installation banquet, part of the 43rd Annual AAHP Fall Seminar, "Advancing the Profession of Pharmacy."

    "We're very proud of Holly," Campus President Randal Hayes said. "As a student at Remington, she had a great attitude and always gave 100 percent in all her endeavors. She was able to work a full-time job during the day and excel in her evening classes, graduating with perfect attendance and a GPA of 4.0."

    "I'm very happy to have received the AAHP honor, and I'm grateful that I've been able to put my knowledge of pharmacy to use based on the education and experience I received at Remington College," Ms. Katayama said.

    AAHP is made up of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and supporting members associated with organized health care settings throughout Arkansas. One of five awards given by the AAHP each year, the "Technician of the Year" honor recognizes the achievements of a technician who works to advance the practice of pharmacy and promotes opportunities for patient-focused care. Candidates are nominated by their peers, colleagues, and employers throughout the state.

    We are proud of Ms. Katayama's achievements as a pharmacy technician, and we congratulate her on this well-deserved honor.