John F. (“Jack”) Schlegel Leadership Development Award


Jack and Priscilla Schlegel

Thanks to the generosity of Alpha Psi alumnus Jack Schlegel and his wife, Priscilla, the Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute (PLEI) will present a new award at the 18th Leader-Development Seminar (LDS) in Arlington, Texas in July 2022.

Schlegel served as CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy from 1981 – 1984 and CEO of the American Pharmacists Association from 1984-1989. Schlegel is a distinguished leader of the Alpha Psi Alumni Chapter (Class of 1967) and its Foundation.

The John F. (“Jack”) Schlegel Leadership Development Award will bestow a $1,000 honorarium annually to a collegiate Brother of Phi Delta Chi completing his or her final professional year of study. The honoree must demonstrate the potential for exceptional leadership in the profession through exemplary behaviors and actions as a student and professional in training that gain the respect of peers. Each collegiate Chapter of Phi Delta Chi may submit one nomination. The deadline for receiving nominations is May 25, 2022.

To be considered, each Nomination Packet should contain: (a) a Personal Data Form, (b) a personal statement, not to exceed 500 words, in which the nominee expresses a vision of what he or she aspires to accomplish within 10 years after graduation, and (c) three letters of recommendation that address the nominee’s potential for exceptional leadership in the profession after graduation. One letter must come from the Chapter Advisor. The PLEI Board of Directors will select the honoree.

In establishing the award, Jack noted that many student pharmacists are so focused on working their way through their educational program that they do not have time to take on formal leadership positions with organizations, but instead demonstrate their potential by exhibiting leadership in other than elected positions. He distinctly wishes all forms of leadership to be considered in this award.

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