Weaver Medal of Honor


College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Weaver Medal of Honor Lecture

delivered by
Thomas R. Temple

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

Reception 3:15-4:30 p.m.
Toast at 3:45 p.m.
Cowles Library Reading Room

2012 Recipient of Weaver Medal of Honor
Thomas R. Temple

Thomas R. Temple is the president of Tom Temple Consulting, LLC, a private pharmacy and health care consulting business providing services to a variety of professional organizations throughout the country. Mr. Temple had previously served as Executive Vice President and CEO of the Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA), a position he held from 1977 to 2012. Mr. Temple received a BS degree in biology from Northern Illinois University (1971), a professional degree in pharmacy from the University of Illinois (1977), and a MS degree in pharmacy administration from the University of Iowa (1977).

Mr. Temple is a member of several professional organizations including the IPA, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). He serves as a member of several governing boards for organizations including the US Pharmacopeia Convention (USP), the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety, Pharmacy Marketing Group and the University of Iowa Alumni Association. Additionally, Mr. Temple has served on advisory boards for the Medic Alert Foundation, Accreditation Council on Pharmaceutical Education, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, and the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He has also served as an advisory consultant to Upjohn, Glaxo SmithKline, Merck, Hoechst Marion Rousell, and PCS.

Mr. Temple’s leadership has been recognized through the receipt of several awards including APhA’s Hugo H. Schaefer Award, Gloria Neimeyer-Franke Leadership Mentor Award, IPA’s Robert G. Gibbs Award, the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year Award, the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Alumnus of the Year Award and the University of Iowa Distinguished Alumni Award for Service.

The Weaver Medal of Honor is awarded by the Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences annually to a recipient who has fulfilled one of the following criteria:

The individual's efforts have advanced the education, research or outreach mission of the college for the benefit of human health; the individual has made a substantial impact on the profession of pharmacy; or the individual has provided to the college significant financial support that has funded strategic change and progress.

The award is made possible through a generous gift of Lawrence C., PH '49, and Delores M. Weaver.