​AURORA, Colo. – The CU Anschutz Medical Campus Student Senate announced this year’s awards to individuals and organizations for Excellence in Leadership and Service through their work in their respective student organizations, the community and the University. 

Here are this year’s honorees:
Outstanding Student Organization Leader: Andrew Henrichs, president of his class of ’14, president of the Physician Assistants Council and of Silver Society of Silver Society, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program 

Outstanding Student Organization: Silver Society, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program
Outstanding Community Service by a Student Organization: American Pharmacists Association- Academy of Student Pharmacists, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Service to the University by an Individual Student: Ajay Thomas (photo), vice president of Legislative Affairs, past-president of Student Senate and MD/PhD student currently working on his PhD in Neu-
Silver Society works to stay involved in campus activities as well as the surrounding community. Participants bring awareness about various needs within the surrounding community such as fun events for the children at The Children’s Hospital, a holiday canned-food drive for  Chuck’s Kids as part of the Metro Community Provider Network and recruiting volunteers to raise money or volunteer their service at the 9News Health Fair as well as the Rock and Roll Marathon. They host an annual event to raise funds for area non-profit organizations. This year, the proceeds from their auction went to the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. They also raised funds for the Stout Street Clinic, cooked meals at the Ronald McDonald House, worked with Girls on the Run, held soap and coat drives, and volunteered for many area runs and marathons.
“Silver Society does an excellent job educating and supporting our community and the AMC Senate recognized them for all of their hard work,” Lia Nelson-James, coordinator of Services and Programs said.
American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is a national organization whose mission is to provide opportunities for professional growth, improve patient care, and envision and advance the future of pharmacy. Our chapter was organized in 1942 as an affiliate of the national organization and since then has been very active within the Denver Metro community. In support of the national vision, our student chapter has various collaborative patient care projects, such as: Operation Diabetes, Operation Heart, Operation Immunization, Operation Self-Care, Project Recovery, and Women’s Initiatives.

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