The Bowl of Hygeia
The Bowl of Hygeia recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities and professional leadership through local, state, and national pharmacy association.
Established in 1958, the award is presented annually by participating state pharmacy associations, including those in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In addition to service through their local, state, and national pharmacy associations, award recipients devote their time, talent, and resources to a wide variety of causes and community service.
2022 Bowl of Hygeia Recipient: Jeff Firlik
Congratulations to Jeffrey Firlik, M.S.A., R.Ph. for winning the 2022 Bowl of Hygiea award! Jeff served for ten years on the Vermont Board of Pharmacy and worked for nearly two decades at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Jeff's friend and past Bowl of Hygeia recipient Rob Carpenter presented Jeff with the award at our Spring 2022 VPA Meeting.
Congratulations to Troy Spaulding for being the 2021 recipient of the esteemed Bowl of Hygeia award! Troy has been a fixture in Swanton VT his entire career. He worked at and eventually owned his family's pharmacy, Swanton Rexall. He is dedicated to his patients and his community. Troy became a certified immunizer later in his career and initiated a vaccine program in Swanton while he was owner, providing a valuable service to his small, rural, community. He has been a member of the Vermont Pharmacists Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association. He also served on the Nativity Parish Council, the Swanton School Board and the Smugglers Notch Ski Patrol. Troy's father, Dexter Spaulding, received this distinguished award in 1971. Troy continues the family tradition of pharmacy and community service.
2020 Bowl of Hygeia Recipient: Rob Carpenter
During an impromptu ceremony, Rob Carpenter, Jr. RPh was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia by the VPA. Rob's father, Rob Carpenter Sr., and his uncle Lucian Wiskoski also won the Bowl of Hygeia, an amazing trifecta for this family of Rutland, VT pharmacists.