Bernhardt Scholars

Dr. Bill and Theta Juan Bernhardt have established a fund that will make possible special recognition of faculty who have exhibited exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship, and service. All full-time faculty, who have completed a minimum of one academic year at Southwestern, may be nominated. All nominations should be submitted to the Office of Institutional Advancement at Burton House on the Weatherford Campus.

Dr. Tom Davis Wins Bernhardt Award at SWOSU

March 15, 2015


Dr. Tom W. Davis, associate professor of pharmacy practice in the College of Pharmacy, is the winner of the Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award for 2015 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. 

Davis was surprised with the prestigious award at the annual Bernhardt banquet held March 12 in the Memorial Student Center on the SWOSU campus. For winning the award, Davis received a $5,000 cash award, clock, pen and medallion.

SWOSU alumni Dr. William and Theta Juan Bernhardt of Midwest City are sponsors of the annual award that goes to an outstanding faculty member who exhibits exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship and service.

Tom Davis is a 1970 graduate of SWOSU where he completed a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1974 at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

Davis has served 27 years in SWOSU’s pharmacy practice department. In addition, he serves as medical director for various programs at Saint Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City. Those areas include Recovery and Treatment Outpatient Program; Pharmacy and Medication Management; and Performance Improvement.

Over the years, Davis has been an inspiring continuing education instructor which has resulted in many invited presentations across the United States.

Davis has been selected 10 times as the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) Teacher of the Year for the SWOSU Department of Pharmacy Practice. The award recipient is chosen by SWOSU students in the pharmacy program. He was also selected as Pharmacist of the Year in 2010 by the Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

At SWOSU, Davis has served in Faculty Senate and has been involved with the university’s strategic planning committee. He was also part of the university’s Centennial Planning Committee from 2000-2002 and the Presidential Inauguration Committee in 2001.

In the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, Davis has been active on several committees including Admissions, Assessment and Dean’s Search. He has been involved on various self-study teams associated with the College of Pharmacy’s accreditation process.

Previous winners of the Bernhardt Award are (in order by year): Dr. Vilas Prabhu, Dr. Stuart Burchett, Dr. Gary Wolgamott, Dr. Terry Segress, Dr. James Hunsicker, Dr. Jill Jones, Dr. James Breckenridge, Dr. John Ludrick, Dr. W. Steven Pray, Dr. Les Crall, Dr. Peter Grant, Dr. John Hayden, Dr. Virgil Van Dusen, Steve Strickler, Dr. Mary Aspedon, Dr. John Woods, Dr. Scott Long, Dr. Charles Rogers, Dr. Tim Hubin, Dr. Brian Campbell and Dr. Patsy Parker.  

Previous Bernhardt Winners Include:

2014

Dr. Patsy Parker

Accounting, Computer Science and Entrepreneurship
2013

Dr. Brian D. Campbell

Chemistry
2012

Dr. Tim Hubin

Chemistry
2011

Dr. Charles Rogers

Chemistry
2010

Dr. Scott Long

Pharmacy
2009

Dr. John Woods

Mathematics
2008

Dr. Mary Aspedon

Education
2007

Steve Strickler

Communication and Theatre
2006

Dr. Virgil Van Dusen

Pharmacy
2005

Dr. John Hayden

Social Sciences
2004

Dr. Peter Grant

Biology
2003

Dr. Les Crall

Business
2002

Dr. Steven Pray

Pharmacy
2001

Dr. John Ludrick

Education
2000

Dr. James Breckenridge

Music
1999

Dr. Jill jones

Language and Literature
1998

Dr. James Hunsicker

Psychology
1997

Dr. Terry Segress

Music
1996

Dr. Gary Wolgamott

Allied Health
1995

Dr. Stuart Burchett

Chemistry