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Regina Russo Hammel ’41 Recent Graduate Award

In 1999, The Regina Hammel ’41 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award was created by Gary and Laura Hammel Dicovitsky in honor of Mrs. Dicovitsky’s mother.

The award honors a recent graduate, not more than 10 years ago, who has exhibited professional achievement and/or contributions to community life and who had demonstrated loyalty to the University.

2016 Award Winner - Monique L. Turner '03, PharmD.'15

Monique L. Turner Pharm.D. received two degrees from Notre Dame of Maryland University; a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 2003 and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2015.Since receiving her doctorate degree, Dr. Turner has utilized her skills and knowledge working as a pharmacist with PharMerica, a long-term care pharmacy.

Because Monique comes with a wealth of professional pharmaceutical experiences throughout her academic education and field opportunities, she has tapped into a passion focusing on long term care and solutions for educating the elderly regarding prescription medications. Dr. Turner offers seminars and speaks publicly in the community on how to utilize prescription and herbal medications in daily lives. She is an active member of Maryland Pharmacists Association and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

Dr. Turner has received several honors. She was highlighted as the feature student during the Women of Excellence conference while attending Notre Dame of Maryland; awarded the Collegiate of the Year Award by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority in 2001; the Volunteer Award for Outstanding Service to Baltimore County in May 2002, and the Purple Patience Award in May 2015. Dr. Turner continues to be an active volunteer with the United Way, Maryland Responds Medical Reserve Corps and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority as well as a member of New Antioch Church-Nurse Ministry. 


1999:  Milda Motekaitis DeVoe ’90 2008:  Veronique Gugliucciello ’98
2000:  Theresa Giardina Wiseman ’90 2009:  Julie Kline Rybczynski ’99
2001:  Theresa O’Keefe Armiger ’90, M’98 2010:  Christina Hood Gray ’00, M’01
2002:  Wendy Tribaldos – DePuy ’92 2011:  Pamela Walters ’01, M’03
2003:  Marianna Russell C’94 2012:  La Vida Cooper ’03
2004:  Elizabeth Higgins Frost ’97 2013: Lorna K. Hanley M'06
2005:  Colleen Manley Sisolak ’96 2014: Lauren Ackerman '08
2006:  Roxanne Gladden Miller W’99 2015: Nicole Kotulak '09 Ph.D.
 2007:  Michelle Lizardo Kuntz ’97 2016: Monique L. Turner '03, PharmD. '15