The current DPH-2 through DPH-3 members of PLS have all shared their favorite leadership quote. Student involvement and leadership positions are listed for each member.

Stephanie Bishop, DPH-2

“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” -John Maxwell

  • Phi Lambda Sigma- Vice President
Lauren Calkins, DPH-2

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Phi Lambda Sigma-  Secretary
  • Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity – Regent
Helena Dziadowicz, DPH-2

“It is not enough to discuss, it is necessary to act! Let your consistency become witness to your leadership, and let the first form of this commitment be availability.” – St.Pope John Paul II

  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International – Co-President
  • Phi Lambda Sigma- Mentorship Program Coordinator
Christine Garmoe, DPH-2

“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

  • Student Senate – Webmaster
  • Student Ambassador
Matt Huppert, DPH-2

“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

  • Phi Lambda Sigma – Treasurer
  • WSPS – Generation Rx Co-Chair
Yannis Koukounas, DPH-2

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Student Senate – Chair-Elect
  • WSPS MEDiC Liason
Sydney Stiener, DPH-2

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.” —Bill Bradley

  • WSPS – Student Senate Representative
  • Phi Lambda Sigma – Webmaster
  • Phi Delta Chi – Professional Affairs Co-Chair
  • Student Ambassador
Phoua Yang, DPH-2

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Harold R. McAlidon

Jessica Acker, DPH-3

“Leadership requires the courage to make decisions that will benefit the next generation.” – Alan Autry

  • Badgerx Peds – President
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Connections Leader
Jared Baxa, DPH-3

“Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people”, that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter F. Drucker

  • Student Ambassador
  • Student College of Clinical Pharmacy – President
Katherine Beach, DPH-3

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.” – Peter F. Drucker

  • Phi Delta Chi – Worthy Chief Counselor (President)
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Connections Leader
  • PLS Social/Induction Chair
Daniel Bruckbauer, DPH-3

“It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” – Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

  • Student Senate – Chair
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Connections Leader
Brandon Harkonen, DPH-3

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” – Vince Lombardi

  • MEDiC – Drug and Supply Coordinator
  • Peer Advisory Council
Joanne Kuznicki, DPH-3

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • MEDiC – Drug and Supply Coordinator
  • Comrades Mentor
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Connections Leader
Mandy Kvam, DPH-3

“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Johnathan Winters

  • Pharmacy Global Health Interest Group – Co-President
  • Phi Lambda Sigma – Nominations Chair
Whitney Pilger, DPH-3

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

  • Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International – Treasurer
  • Peer Advisory Council – Secretary
  • Student Ambassador
Ali Ritscher, DPH-3

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou

  • Pharmacy Global Health Interest Group – Co-Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Student Ambassador
  • Student Connections Leader
  • WSPS – Operation Immunization Co-Chair
Hamide Sinani, DPH-3

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson

  • MAPP – Service Committee Co-Chair
  • Phi Lambda Sigman – Student Senate Repesentative
  • Student Ambassador
  • WSPS – Operation Self-Care Co-Chair
Magdalena Siodlak, DPH-3

“The best way to lead people into the future is to connect with them deeply in the present.” – James Kouzes and Barry Posner

  • Phi Lambda Sigma – President


Your 2016-2017 Executive Board


From Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Matt Huppert (Treasurer), Lauren Calkins (Secretary), Sydney Stiener (Webmaster), Hamide Sinani (Student Senate Representative), Helena Dziadowicz (Mentor Program Coordinator), Magdalena Siodlak (President), Stephanie Bishop (Vice President)



Congratulations to Our 2016 Inductees!!


(front row, left to right)

  • Phoua Yang
  • Whitney Pilger
  • Alicia Ritscher

(middle row, left to right)

  • Christine Garmoe
  • Lauren Calkins
  • Emily Jackson
  • Sydney Stiener
  • Joanne Kuznicki
  • Katherine Beach

(back row, left to right)

  • Yannis Koukounas
  • Abigail Moore
  • Rebekah Lee
  • Aaron O’Connell
  • Jessica Acker
  • Helena Dziadowicz
  • Hamide Sinani
  • Stephanie Bishop
  • Matthew Huppert
  • Jared Baxa
  • Brandon Harkonen

2015 Inductees


(front row, left to right)

  • Shelby Tjugum
  • Katie Kuecker
  • AJ Kwak
  • Heather Hresko
  • Jennifer Liao
  • Andy Cannon

(back row, left to right)

  • Teresa Romano
  • Magdalena Siodlak
  • Lindsay Zeihen
  • Daniel Bruckbauer
  • Tyler Prickette
  • Mandy Kvam

2014 Inductees


(front row, left to right)

  • Caitlin Borchardt
  • Kendra Kobs
  • Jing Wu
  • Kristin O’Reilly
  • Kristin Stawicki
  • Joyce Wang
  • Eric Chimielewski
  • Stephanie Dougherty
  • Jean Doh

(back row, left to right)

  • Michael Nagy
  • Rebecca Grupe
  • Casey Spitzer
  • Mack Daeda
  • Jeff Engle

2013 Inductees


(front row, left to right)

  • Danielle McKimmy
  • Megan Kroll
  • Stacy Zwiefelhofer
  • Quinn Wonders
  • Dani Mabrey
  • Kristin Widmer
  • Katie Gaertner
  • Gabrielle Russell
  • Torie Grover

(back row, left to right)

  • Erick Siegenthaler
  • Ryan Anderson
  • Jason Detry
  • Jodie Ritchie
  • Christian Holm
  • Scott Pearson
  • Colby Skar

2012 Inductees


(back row, left to right)

  • Ryan Kerstan
  • Trevor Schmidt
  • Dan Katzenberger
  • Christopher Frye
  • Brian Buss
  • Carrie Bruno
  • Rebecca Carnahan
  • Nathan Smith
  • Dan Ruhland

(front row, left to right)

  • Karrie Radovich
  • Eileen Shannon
  • Ellen Schwartz
  • Joe Wenninger
  • Kalynn Rohde
  • Kristina Bennwitz
  • Jennifer Vipond
  • Kate Lindberg