Established in 2009 by the Eakman family from San Angelo. The Eakman’s are long time supporters of WTPA. H. D. (Chick) Eakman, R.Ph and son, Doug Eakman, R.Ph. have served WTPA in almost every capacity since the 1960’s. Other long-time supporters of WTPA include family members, Ouida Eakman (in memoriam), Mary Eakman, R.Ph. and Blane Williams, R.Ph. The Eakman family encourages students to return to West Texas and support pharmacy in this part of the state. We hope each recipient of this award will also become a life long supporter of WTPA.