Rachael Cardinal, '18, receives SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence


L-R: SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, Rachael Cardinal, and UB Vice President for Student Life A. Scott Weber

Published April 16, 2018

Rachael Cardinal, '18, is the recipient of a 2018 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. She was given the award on April 10 by SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson at an awards ceremony in Albany.

Cardinal, of Depew, NY, will graduate this May with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD). She was selected as the Robert H. Gumtow Scholar of her class and was nationally recognized as an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Walmart Scholar. She also served as president of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SSHP) and Rho Chi Honor Society—organizations that promote student professionalism, involvement and success through pharmacy school and following graduation.

“I am immensely proud of these students, who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to enriching their campuses and communities,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “From research publications in industry journals to volunteering in hospitals and local clinics to holding leadership roles at their institutions, I am inspired by each student we recognized. Congratulations to all of the students receiving this year’s award.”

The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created in 1997 to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and have been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts, campus involvement or career achievement.

For over 130 years, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has continually been a leader in the education of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, renowned for innovation in clinical practice and research. The school is accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE) and is the No. 1 ranked school of pharmacy in New York State and No. 22 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.