2014 Marvin & Joanell Dyrstad Scholarship Recipient


South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy


Colleen O'Connell is a third-year student pharmacist at South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. Her past educational experience includes a B.S. in Spanish in 2009 and a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2013 from South Dakota State University. Colleen has been involved in her local APhA-ASP Chapter as a Local Exchange Officer for the IPSF Student Exchange Program, IPSF committee co-chair, and a P3 class committee co-chair. Colleen has also served as the US APhA-ASP/IPSF Student Exchange Officer Assistant and on the IPSF standing committee. Colleen is a current member of APhA, AMCP, SDPhA, Phi Lambda Sigma, and Rho Chi. Colleen's pharmacy work experiences have included employment at SafetyCall International in Bloomington, MN, OmedaRx in Portland, OR, and Hy-Vee pharmacy in Sioux Falls, SD.