2001 UW Honorary Citation Report – Benning

Citation recipients Anthony Sinkula, Bruce Scott, Erwin Dohmen, and Cindy Benning with Dean Mel Weinswig.

Citation recipients (left to right) Anthony Sinkula, Bruce Scott,
Erwin Dohmen, and Cindy Benning with Dean Mel Weinswig.

Cindy Benning graduated with a BS Pharmacy degree from the UW School of Pharmacy in 1977, at which time she joined the pharmacy staff at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee. Since 1982, she has been involved in pharmacy at retail, clinic, and long term care sites in the Milwaukee area, serving as staff pharmacist and in a consulting capacity. She is also currently a clinical staff pharmacist and manager of operations for the Pharmacy Department at Columbia Hospital. She has served as chair and is currently a member of the Wisconsin Pharmacy Examining Board and the Pharmacy Internship Board, and held the office of president of the Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Alumni Association. She is a member of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the Multistate Jurisprudence Examination Review Committee, and the Milwaukee Area Technical College Pharmacy Technician Program Advisory Committee. Cindy has been a member of the School of Pharmacy’s Board of Visitors since 1995, and has served for many years as a preceptor for the internship and clerkship programs. Her service to the community does not stop with her role as pharmacist; she has been a volunteer fire fighter and registered emergency medical technician, coached girls’ high school softball for six years, and has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. In 1992, Cindy was selected by the Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists as its Pharmacist of the Year.