Dargavel Medal Award

This award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary and sustained support of the causes, issues, and programs that strengthen independent pharmacy. The award is given annually by The NCPA Foundation to honor those whose contributions on behalf of independent pharmacy embody the spirit of leadership and accomplishment personified by John W. Dargavel, who was executive secretary of the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), now NCPA, from 1933 to 1961. (The Foundation was established in 1953 to honor Dargavel.)

Past Awardees

  • 2021     Lonny Wilson (posthumously)
  • 2020     William L. Scharringhausen
  • 2019     John Vandel
  • 2018     Scott Pace
  • 2017     Ernest Boyd
  • 2016     Sharlea Leatherwood
  • 2015    John R. Carson and James H. Vincent (posthumously)
  • 2014     Edward J. Hesterlee
  • 2013     Mike James
  • 2012     Larry L. Braden
  • 2011     Carmen A. DiCello
  • 2010     Paul J. Dumouchel
  • 2009     Joseph A. Mosso
  • 2008     Calvin J. Anthony
  • 2007     Lonnie Hollingsworth
  • 2006     David Sparks
  • 2005     Gerald Shapiro
  • 2004     Neil L. Pruitt and H. Joseph Schutte
  • 2003     John M. Rector
  • 2002     D.C. Huffman, Jr.
  • 2001     Salvatore D’Angelo
  • 2000     Martin Rubin
  • 1999     Don Moore
  • 1998     William Wickwire
  • 1997     Daniel C. Leone
  • 1996     Charles M. West
  • 1995     Frederick Mayer and Irving Rubin
  • 1994     George E. Benson
  • 1993     Forest E. Pack, Jr.
  • 1992     J. C. Cobb
  • 1991     Stanley Hartman
  • 1990     William Cornell, Jr. and Frank A. Lobraico
  • 1989     Tom C. Sharp, Jr.
  • 1988     George W. Scharringhausen, Jr. and Willard B. Simmons
  • 1987     Don Newman