Major Andre Mach ’01 will receive the 2013 Distinguished Practitioner Award and Jaclyn Beckett a 2014 Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, will receive the Student Health Care Professional Award at the School’s Annual September White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony is a solemn ceremony whereby first professional year students are welcomed to the profession of pharmacy, receive a School of Pharmacy pin, don their white lab jackets, and recite the Oath of the Pharmacist.
Major Andre Mach is Chief of Pharmacy Operations and Deputy Pharmacy Flight Commander at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, Colorado. As the Chief of Pharmacy Operations, he leads a team of 44 active duty personnel, civilians, 30 volunteers and supports approximately 151,000 beneficiaries, dispenses 797,000 prescriptions annually, and executes a 37 million dollar pharmacy budget. Major Mach provides pharmaceutical care for 200 USAFA preparatory school candidates and 4,000 plus USAFA cadets in support of the 10th Air Base Wing/10th Medical Group’s primary mission of developing the Air Force’s Leaders of Character.
He oversees pharmacy support for 805 Medical Treatment Facility staff members, provides administrative, technical and clinical oversight of the 2.8 million dollar Joint Robotic Pharmacy operation and Community Center Pharmacies, ensures pharmacy policies meet Department of Defense, Air Force and national patient care delivery accreditation standards.
Major Mach received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Temple in 2001 and received his Executive Master of Business Administration in 2010 from the University of Maryland. Major Mach received a direct commission as a Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve in May 2001 and entered extended active duty as a Captain in July 2001.
Jaclyn Beckett, a 2014 Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, completed her undergraduate studies at Temple University as a Bio-Chemistry major and works as a Pharmacy intern at Lancaster General Hospital where she assists pharmacists with data collection for pharmacy-to- dose vancomycin, aminoglycoside and several anticoagulants. Jaclyn conducted several research initiatives in this clinical setting, and has been acknowledged throughout her professional years at Temple University with several awards for active participation as a healthcare professional and a leader within the community. Jaclyn is the Secretary of Phi Lamda Sigma, the Committee Chair for the American Pharmacist Association- Academy of Student Pharmacist and Vice President of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacist.
The Temple School of Pharmacy and the School of Pharmacy Alumni Association are co-sponsors of these awards which were initiated in 2005 to recognize outstanding achievements of alumni and students.