Peters Receives Educator of the Year Award

Published on 21 November 2019

Golden Peters, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy, has been named 2019 Educator of the Year by the Illinois Pharmacists Association (IPhA). Each year, IPhA presents the award to an educator who has shown leadership and commitment to education and IPhA.

"We all strive to be the best in what we do and make a positive impact – to be formally recognized is a great honor," said Peters.

When it comes to his work in the classroom, Peters understands that not everyone learns in the same way. His inclusive approach to teaching all learning styles has empowered his students to embrace their individual methods of learning and flourish in the classroom.

"It's not about me," said Peters. "It's about the students. Not everybody learns the same way. I try to use unique approaches to help educate all of our students, no matter their learning style."

Peters' commitment to his students has not gone unrecognized by his current and past students, as this is his fourth consecutive year being nominated for the Educator of the Year award. Likewise, his dedication and involvement in IPhA over the years has led to his recent election to the House of Delegates of IPhA, Region 8.

"All of us in pharmacy have some sort of pharmacy home, whether that is a network, committees, regional organizations like Missouri Pharmacy Association, or even national organizations," Peters said. "IPhA happens to be my home and a place where I am able to have a voice and advocate for the profession. I also get to share my experiences with the students and show them the legislative and advocacy side of the profession, which is vital to what we do. Working with colleagues and students in IPhA is a way to give back."

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