Current Students

UH Hilo - DKICP Home

Opportunities for Student Involvement

Class of 2013 Student Body Government Members DKICP Event - Student Health Fair Class of 2014 Student Body Government Members DKICP Chapter - NCPA DKICP Project - CTPP DKICP Project - CTPP Members DKICP Event - Student Health Fair


With multiple student organizations and projects to participate in, the UH Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy offers its students a variety of involvement opportunities that will challenge their leadership, serve their community, and transfer their classroom learning into an experiential environment. For more information contact the organizations listed below or stop by the Office of Student Services in Building A.

  1. UH Hilo DKICP Student Councils

  2. Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP)

  3. UH Hilo DKICP Chapter of American Pharmacist Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)

  4. Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity: Epsilon Psi Chapter
  5. Hawai'i Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (HSSHP)
  6. UH Hilo DKICP Chapter of National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA)

  7. Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity: Gamma Theta Chapter

  8. Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society: Delta Lambda Chapter

  9. Rho Chi: Delta Iota Chapter

  10. UHHSA Senator - Jairus Mahoe

  11. DKICP Tobacco Prevention Project

  12. A.L.O.H.A. Project

  13. Pacific Islander Mobile Screening Clinic

UH Hilo DKICP Student Councils

The purpose of the Student Councils shall be to unify and coordinate the activities of the students in order to preserve and maintain the good name and traditions of DKICP. Student councils maximize the educational experience of their classmates, manage fundraising efforts for the class, and serve as a conection between the faculty and staff of the college and the student body.

Class of 2014
President: Sean Pfundstein

Class of 2015
Faculty Advisor:Linda Connelly, Ph.D.
President: Daniel Watanabe

Class of 2016
Faculty Advisor:Paula Zeszotarski, Ph.D.
President: Okezie Irondi

Class of 2017
Faculty Advisor:Aaron Jacobs, Ph.D.
President: Shaun Lasky

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Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy AMCP’s mission is to empower its members to serve society by using sound medication management principles and strategies to improve health care for all. Managed care pharmacy principles are based upon the use of scientific evidence to achieve healthy outcomes while making the best use of money spent on medications and their management.

Faculty Advisor: Mimi Pezzuto, R.Ph., B.S.

President: Natalie Savona

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American Pharmacist Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP)

American Pharmacists Association APhA-ASP Hawai’i Chapter is the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy’s first and largest professional student organization. Our Chapter is part of a nationwide organization that consists of more than 30,000 student pharmacists from each of the 113 schools and colleges of pharmacy nationwide. The mission of APhA-ASP is to be the collective voice of student pharmacists, to provide opportunities for professional growth, to improve patient care, and to envision and advance the future of pharmacy. We hold annual health fairs and do a program called compounding for kids, in which we go to local schools and teach students how to compound, as well as many other events. We also have had the opportunity to meet with our state senators and representatives during the 2010 annual meeting and exposition held in Washington DC. The exposition gives us the opportunity to network with those from other schools as well as influence laws that affect the practice of pharmacy. For more information, please contact one of the Chapter officers with any questions you may have or please visit our Chapter Website and Facebook Page.

Chapter Advisor Email:
Website Website: APhA-ASP Hawai’i Chapter
Facebook Facebook: APhA-ASP Hawai’i Chapter

Faculty Advisor: James Hall, Pharm.D.

President: KristiAnne Nishek

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Hawai’i Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (HSSHP)

The mission of the Hawai’i Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy is to increase student awareness of pharmacy practice in health systems; provide information to students about career directions and credentials needed for pharmacy practice in health systems; and encourage membership and participation in the state society and ASHP as a student and upon graduation.

In conjunction with the Hawai’i Pharmacists Association, the Hawai’i Student Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy strives to advance and support the practice of pharmacy by improving the quality of care throughout the healthcare continuum in collaboration with our patient and members of the healthcare team. We are devoted to providing a forum where students, interested in health-systems pharmacy, may exchange ideas. We are dedicated to helping aspiring students interested in health-systems pharmacy practices realize their goals and dreams of working in a hospital setting and providing them a resource to attaining that goal.

Our society was created in the Fall of 2009 and has a current membership roster of approximately 70 students from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy class of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Faculty Advisor: Patricia Jusczak, B.S., R.Ph.

President: Akio Yanagisawa

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Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity: Epsilon Psi Chapter

Coat of Arms Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity is the oldest and largest professional pharmacy fraternity in the world. Currently, there are 81 active collegiate and 59 active graduate chapters across the United States and Canada, and that number continues to grow with each passing year. Kappa Psi strives to promote the field of pharmacy through the benefits of fraternal affiliation and innovation. The chartering ceremony of the Epsilon Psi Chapter of Kappa Psi was held on January 12, 2013.

Faculty Advisors: Christina Mnatzaganian, Pharm. D.

President: Le Du

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National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA)

NCPA The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines.

The nation's independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of the United States' health care delivery system. They have roots in America's communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.

NCPA Student Chapters offer pharmacy students a wide array of opportunities to broaden and enrich their educational experience, gain valuable, real world skills, and have some fun in the process. Some of these opportunities include: hosting roundtable discussions, conducting health screenings, presenting expert speakers, networking, developing leadership, and providing valuable public services.

Faculty Advisor:Mimi Pezzuto, R.Ph., B.S.

President: Ericson Ganotisi

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Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity: Gamma Theta Chapter

Phi Delta Chi Fraternity Established in 1883, it is America's first professional fraternity of pharmacy. PHI DELTA CHI, a lifelong experience, promotes scholastic, professional, and social growth in its members while developing leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy. We strive to provide quality services to our patients, thereby advancing public health and strengthening ourselves as health professionals.

Faculty Advisors: Aaron Jacobs, Ph.D. Edward Fisher, Ph.D.

President: Bryan Huynh

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Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society: Delta Lambda Chapter

Phi Lambda Sigma Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) Pharmacy Leadership Society was established in 1965 at Auburn University. The mission of PLS is to support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development. At the DKICP, the Delta Lambda Chapter of PLS was chartered on September 14, 2013 and its members have been focused on promoting and encouraging leadership development among pharmacy students. The chapter is very active at the DKICP and upholds the ideals of leadership by example. Membership into PLS is a lifelong commitment and represents ones dedication to leadership in the pharmacy profession

Faculty Advisor: Christina Mnatzaganian, Pharm.D.

President: LaTasha Riddick

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Rho Chi - Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy: Delta Iota Chapter

Phi Delta Chi Fraternity The Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy was established in 1922 and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. The Rho Chi Society encourages and recognizes excellence in intellectual achievement and advocates critical inquiry in all aspects of pharmacy. The Society further encourages high standards of conduct and character and fosters fellowship among its members. The Society seeks universal recognition of its members as lifelong intellectual leaders in pharmacy, and as a community of scholars, to instill the desire to pursue intellectual excellence and critical inquiry to advance the profession.

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Website Website: Chapter Website

Faculty Advisor: Supakit Wongwiwatthananukit, Pharm.D., Ph.D. and Edward Fisher, Ph.D.

President: Kristina Lo

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UHHSA College Senator - Jairus Mahoe

UHHSA The University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Association looks to accurately represent the views of the entire student body. They act as a liaison between the student body and the college administration through active collaboration with faculty, state legislatures and student organizations. They also encourage participation in campus governance and the college community.

The DKICP Senator represents the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy to the rest of the Student Senate, the UH Hilo student body, UH administrators, and state legislators. This person also chairs several committees and helps DKICP student organizations to gain support from UHHSA. A continuing goals of the DKICP Senator is to represent the DKICP in a way that will increase awareness of the College as well as help the rest of the campus gain a greater understanding of its role within the UH Hilo campus and the Hilo community.

Senator: Jairus Mahoe

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Tobacco Prevention Project

The mission of the DKICP Tobacco Prevention Project is to provide outstanding education to the public on the harmful health effects of tobacco. In doing so, it strives to prevent the use of tobacco products in our community. Its primary goal is to educate, preserve, and improve the lives of all of our community members, adults and children alike.

Faculty Advisor: Forrest Batz, Pharm.D.

Student Contact: Andrea Brauer
Student Contact: Natalie Savona

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A Life of Healing and Awareness

The ALOHA Project (A Life of Health and Awareness) is a student-led project that focuses on increasing public awareness education for the local community; both of which are included in the Healthy People 2020 mission. The project also offers educational and experiential opportunities for the students that participate in implementing the project..

Faculty Advisor: Lara Gomez, Pharm.D.

President: Alvsia Osugi

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Pacific Islander Mobile Screening Clinic

The DKICP Mobile Clinic works to offer wellness screenings to underserved populations in Hawai’i. Its goal is to reach out to populations that are not comfortable in readily seeking health care services through the use of interpreters, church leaders, and other prominent members of these communities. In addition, the mobile clinic provides volunteer opportunities to local high school students to serve as interpreters. In so doing, it is the hope that one day, these students will not only be able to help their communities but may also become members of the field of medicine.

Faculty Advisor: Victoria Rupp, Pharm.D. and Yaw Owusu, Pharm.D., M.Sc.

Student Contact:
Francine Amoa

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