Jerald D. “Jerry” White was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia during the 136th KPhA Annual Meeting, one of the highest honors a pharmacist can receive. Established in 1958, it recognizes pharmacists who possess outstanding records of civic leadership in their communities.
Mr. White graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 1960. After serving four years in the United States Air Force, he returned to Russellville to practice Pharmacy at Riley-White Drugs, where he continues to practice to this day.
Jerry has been and remains very active in his community. He served as president of the Jaycees and Rotary. He chaired Russellville’s sesquicentennial celebration (175 years). He was elected to the Russellville Independent Board of Education and after nearly 24 years, finished his service as chairman. He served on the Logan County Hospital Board of Directors. Jerry is an active member of the Logan County Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Russellville. He serves on the Logan County Board of Health. He is a deacon at First Baptist Church. He is a member and former president of the Fourth District Pharmacists Association.
One of Mr. White’s nominees wrote: “Jerry has devoted his life to being a sterling example of what a local pharmacist should be- totally committed to his community and his customers, with an untiring effort toward improving the health of the community and its well-being in general.”