VPA Challenge Coin

The Vermont Pharmacists Association’s Challenge Coin recognizes a pharmacist who has contributed to the welfare of patients and the profession of pharmacy in both civilian and military/first-responder settings. The VPA Challenge Coin reads, “Civilian - Pharmacist - Serviceperson.” Nominate someone below!

2024 VPA Challenge Coin - Andrew Cartmell

Congratulations to Andrew Cartmell for receiving the 2024 VPA Challenge Coin! Andy formerly served on the Vermont Pharmacists Association's Board of Directors, served in the U.S. Army, and worked for the Air Force as a civilian technician. Andy's nominator wrote "Upon entering pharmacy school he wished to continue to serve and his goal was to enter the Public Health Service after graduation. During his time at pharmacy school , he served as VPA student representative and then after graduation as a VPA Vice President. Andy is currently working at the VA Hospital in Minneapolis, serving our nation's veterans." Congratulations, Andy!

2023 VPA Challenge Coin - Jeff Schnoor

"Senator Peter Welch at the promotion of Lt. Col. Jeff Schnoor. (Photo Provided)"

Congratulations to our Challenge Coin Winner - Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Schnoor, MBA, PharmD! This year’s recipient has been a pharmacist for twenty years as well as a member of the United States Army & United States Army Reserve for the same period. His notable dual- career is highlighted by the leadership roles he has accepted, including as the Medication Safety Coordinator for UVM Medical Center and multiple command positions for the military. We honored Lt. Col. Schnoor at our Spring 2023 Meeting;  as luck would have it, he was mobilized by the Army Reserve this weekend to attend Command School. Thank you for your service and congratulations! 

Senator Peter Welch at the promotion of Lt. Col. Jeff Schnoor. (Photo Provided).

2022 VPA Challenge Coin - Pete Peck

Congratulations to our inaugural Challenge Coin Winner - Major Lester "Pete" Peck RPh, PharmD! Major Peck currently serves as the Director Of Pharmacy at Springfield Hospital. Pete is the Pharmacy Logistics Officer for the 804th Medical Brigade United States Army Reserve. During COVID-19, Major Peck served  on the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force (UAMTF) in New York City. Thank you for your service and congratulations!

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