Carissa Dotson Named 2018 UC Outstanding Graduate Student


University of Charleston School of Pharmacy graduating pharmacist, Carissa Dotson, received the President’s Award for Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student award during University of Charleston’s Commencement exercises Sunday, May 6, 2018.

The award was established to honor graduate/professional students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievements, exemplary leadership skills and community involvement.

UC President Ed Welch said, ““This award represents the mission of the University of Charleston which is to educate each student for a life of productive work, enlightened living, and community involvement.  Carissa demonstrates our mission and all the qualities we seek in our students.  We are delighted Carissa is the recipient of this year’s award.”

Dotson earned a 3.927 cumulative grade point average while holding office in UC School of Pharmacy organizations, organizing and participating in community outreach activities-such as health fairs, clothing drives, representing the School of Pharmacy at national meetings and most recently, winning the 2018 United States Public Health Service Excellence in Pharmacy Award.

Dr. Michelle Easton, Dean UC School of Pharmacy, is “filled with pride about Carissa’s accomplishment.  The award reflects positively on the School of Pharmacy and the pharmacy profession.  Carissa joins the rank of other UCSOP alumni who have been recognized on a state level for their contributions.  She sets a model for current UCSOP student pharmacists and is following the steps of previous SOP Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student, Dr. George Copenhaver, Class of 2016.”

Carissa Dotson Named 2018 UC Outstanding Graduate Student