2006 UW Honorary Citation Report – Sveum

2006 citation winner- Sveum

Jerald A. Sveum, received his BS in pharmacy from the UW School of Pharmacy in 1967.

His service to the school dates back to 1980 when he assisted graduate student Al Hanson and Professor Joe Robinson with compounding exercises in the dispensing lab. He was also a member of the Rennebohm fundraising team that helped raise $15 milliion, qualifying the school to receive matching funds from the state of Wisconsin.

Sveum spent his working life in the Beloit area as co-owner of the Grand Avenue and Doctor’s Park Pharmacies. His dedication to his practice and business is seen through his continuous involvement in new and innovative changes in his pharmacy as well as the excellent opportunities he provided for his staff. In addition to being entrepreneur in community pharmacy practice, he was a consultant to the Federal Office of Pharmacy Affairs, Bureau of Primary Health Care. It was this focus that allowed hiim to publish and be an invited speaker for national primary care organizations addressing 340B Contracted Pharmacy Arrangements.

He served as president of the Rock County Pharmacists Association in the ’70s and was also active in the Wisconsin Pharmacists Association from 1983 – 95, holding offices of district director, treasurer, president and chairman of the Board. For more than a decade he has been on the Board of Trusteees for the American Pharmaceutical Association.

Sveum has been the recipient of several major awards including the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Bowl of Hygeia Award (2002) and the Wisconsin Pharmacists Association Distinguished Service Award (1997), both recognizing his outstanding and sustained contribution to the profession of pharmacy. Previously he was honored with the NARD Leadership Award (1993) and the McKesson Leadership Award (1993).

He has been a dedicated member of the Rock Aqua Jays, the American Red Cross of Beloit (receiving the Outstanding Board Member Award in 1990) and the Chamber of Commerce Greater Beloit Ambassadors Club.