Nominate a Pharmacist for the 1866 Lifetime Achievement Award
The 1866 Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes sustained contributions to the profession of pharmacy and to the VPA. Nominees are active, retired or past member of VPA and not a previous recipient of this award, and have been licensed for at least thirty (30) years with a track record of demonstrated support that has aided in the longevity of the Association.
2023 Lifetime Achievement Award: David Knightes
Dave has been a fixture in VT pharmacy for over 50 years. Starting out in manufacturing, he later owned Knightes Pharmacy in St. Albans, VT. Later he worked at Brookes, (later Rite Aid) and mentored pharmacists and introduced them to the VPA. He also acted as a preceptor for many pharmacy students from ACPHS-VT. After his "retirement" from Rite Aid, he worked part time for Comeau's Pharmacy in Enosburgh until it closed and now works at NOTCH pharmacy part time. He is a life long subscriber to the Flynn and is active in his church (Methodist) in St. Albans .
VPA Board Member Sandra Rosa shared "When I first arrived in VT, Dave took me under his wing and mentored me is so many ways. Most importantly, he introduced me to VPA, and like the "dealer" he was, I was hooked! ( You can either blame him or congratulate him, depending on how you feel about me) He owned Knightes Pharmacy in St. Albans for many years, serving the community and later while at Rite Aid was one of the first pharmacists to provide immunizations. He how works at NOTCH Pharmacy in Richford to keep his hand in. He is active in his Church and in passenger Pidgeon racing when he is not betting on the horses in Saratoga or soaking up the sun in Aruba with his wife of many years, Sue."
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award: Manny Chernoff
Look who made the front page?! Congratulations to Manny Chernoff on being given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the VPA on June 30, 2022!