2002 UW Honorary Citation Report – Bohlman

UW Citations recognized outstanding alumni Kenneth Connors Ruth Havemeyer, Vincent Lee, and John Bohlman. They were presented by Dean Mel Weinswig

UW Citations recognized outstanding alumni Kenneth Connors (2nd from L.),
Ruth Havemeyer, Vincent Lee, and John Bohlman. They were
presented by Dean Mel Weinswig (L.)

John P. Bohlman graduated with a BS Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in 1974, and has truly been a life long learner. This has included work at the William Apple Pharmacy Practice Program at the University of Houston, training at the University of Illinois-Chicago in home infusion therapy, and course work with UW Extension, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the APhA.

He began his career at Deaconess Hospital in Milwaukee, but soon returned to his roots in Boscobel, Wisconsin, to assume the presidency of the Bohlman Pharmacy, established in 1934 by John’s father, Vilas Bohlman. John continues there today and the original pharmacy has grown into Bohlman Drugstore, Inc. & Infusion/Pharmacy Services, Inc. John also practiced pharmacy on a part-time basis at the Boscobel Area Hospital for nine years, at Richland Center’s hospital for eight years, and continues to be a consultant pharmacist to multiple southwest Wisconsin nursing homes, which he has done for more than 25 years. John served as the Prescribing Information Specialist for the Wisconsin Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis from 1992 to 1994, and has served as a Clinical Instructor for the School of Pharmacy for over twenty years.

John has served as member and chair of the state’s Pharmacy Examining Board when appointed by then governor Tommy Thompson, and assumed numerous leadership responsibilities with the Wisconsin Pharmacists’ Association, including president of that organization. He was instrumental in the creation of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. Mr. Bohlman has served on the advisory board to the American Pharmaceutical Association. John is a well-respected civic leader as well, having worked tirelessly in contributions to many Grant, Crawford, and Iowa County health care advisory boards and committees and in work with Boscobel’s Chamber of Commerce and in chairing Boscobel’s master plan project. Mr. Bohlman received the 1992 Phi Delta Chi Alumnus of the Year award and was the first recipient of WPhA’s Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award.

John Bohlman, you have been an exemplary member and servant of the pharmacy profession and you have created a model practice environment in Boscobel. Further, you have been an outstanding citizen, and your contributions to the profession and to the future of professional organizations in Wisconsin have been significant.