Alumna of the Year – 2010

Cindy Steffen was named the 2010 Alumna of the Year. Steffen graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy with a BS in pharmacy in 1984 and subsequently completed an internship at Appleton Pharmacy, Appleton, Wis. Steffen’s career has spanned from work in hospital and infusion pharmacies, and long term care, to recently earning an MS in management from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wis.

In January 1989, Steffen joined the faculty of the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), helping to manage the pharmacy clinical experiences for the pharmacy technician curriculum. Since 1998, she has served as the program coordinator for the pharmacy technician program, with responsibilities including representation on multiple committees, budget, scheduling, and developing, revising and implementing the curriculum. In addition, she advises more than 100 students. Many UW-Madison pharmacy alumni interact with Steffen on a regular basis as she makes site visits to pharmacies where MATC pharmacy technician students are doing their clinical rotations.

Steffen’s work with the Milwaukee Area Technical College pharmacy technician training program is instrumental to the profession—ensuring that pharmacy technicians are well-trained and ready to assist in the care of patients.

Steffen is member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, the American Pharmacists Association, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Phi Delta Chi and the UW-Madison Pharmacy Alumni Association.