Pharmacy Dean Wins Keys Award

by Public Relations

Dr. Marc Sweeney, dean of the school of pharmacy at Cedarville University, was recently awarded the 2010 Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) Keys Award.

The Keys Award goes to someone who has made an outstanding service contribution to the OPA. Joining the OPA in 1993, Sweeney has served on over a dozen committees and task forces. He also served as OPA president from 2004 to 2005 and played a key role in creating the Disease State Management Task Force, which focuses on building programs and legislation so that pharmacists can be directly involved with other health professionals in all aspects of managing a patient’s disease. Additionally, Sweeney has successfully led and worked with his colleagues in establishing the pharmacy program at Cedarville.

“I have to remember that God has brought me to this specific place, with these specific people, and these specific opportunities,” he says. “Much of this credit and honor goes to those who have worked alongside me — from teachers who sparked my interest in pharmacy, to my family, coworkers and friends who have encouraged me.”

The OPA presented Sweeney with the award at the 132nd Annual Conference, held April 9 –11 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Located in Cedarville, Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist university of arts, sciences, professional and graduate programs. Featuring a worldwide Christian ministries program, the University offers more than 100 areas of study to 3,000 students. Visit the University Web site at