Kayla Hatt receives the Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award at the annual College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Hooding Ceremony.
Pharmacy grad awarded Karbeling Leadership Award
Drake University graduate Kayla Hatt has received the second
Karbeling Memorial Leadership Award for her leadership and outstanding
contributions to Drake and the pharmacy profession. The award was given at
Drake’s recent College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Hooding Ceremony,
recognizing students graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
This annual award is given to recognize a pharmacy student
who has shown leadership in professional education, association work, community
service and pharmacy practice, in honor of outstanding alumnus Jerry Karbeling,
PH’74, who died in 2005.
“This is amazing because of what it stands for,”
said Hatt of Ankeny, Iowa. “To even be compared to Jerry or even in the
same sentence with him is amazing.”
“Students were very important to him,” she said.
“He spent time with them and got to know the students and help them
understand their role in the pharmacy profession.”
Hatt will begin her residency in July at Ohio State
University Medical Center and will receive administrative, managerial and
At the same time, she will be working on her master’s degree
in health system pharmacy administration. Her clinical interest is in
ambulatory care, but she also is interested in academia. Hatt said she hopes to
be a faculty member at a college of pharmacy.
CoraLyn Trewet, a clinical pharmacist at Broadlawns Family
Health Center, praised Hatt for her extracurricular activities, especially her
internship with the Iowa Pharmacy Association.
“I believe one true quality of leadership she exhibits
is she did not desire to hold the top position in so many of these groups, but
rather saw herself as a member of the pharmacy and student community, and used
her strengths where needed,” Trewet said. “This defines leadership
through action. Kayla is truly a person who walks the walk instead of talking
Karbeling: Longtime leader and advocate for pharmacy at
Karbeling was the owner of Big Creek Pharmacy in Polk City,
Iowa, and senior vice president for public affairs and corporate development
for the Iowa Pharmacists Association. He was a member of Kappa Psi, a
professional leader, community advocate and strong supporter of Drake’s
The class of 1974 established the Karbeling Memorial
Leadership Fund, which supports the annual award for a student who demonstrates
Karbeling’s values and actions including professional involvement, commitment
to practice and political advocacy.
Candidates for the Karbeling Leadership Award are full-time
Doctor of Pharmacy students in their fourth year of the Professional Pharmacy
Program enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake.
Students can self-nominate or faculty, staff and students in
CPHS may nominate a student for the award. Applicants are evaluated on
political advocacy, professional organization leadership, community service and
personal leadership, and must submit an application form, curriculum vitae, a
personal essay and two letters of recommendation from non-CPHS references.
In the future, the Karbeling Leadership Fund will sponsor the Karbeling
Lecture as an annual event dedicated to promoting the pharmacy profession as
vital to the health care system and a professional development program on
political advocacy for pharmacists and student pharmacists.
To contribute to the Karbeling Fund, contact the College of Pharmacy and
Health Sciences at 515-271-4049 or email@example.com.