2017 Sam Kalman Scholarship Recipient

Jade Kutzke

South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy


Jade Kutzke is a third-year student pharmacist at South Dakota State University College of Pharmacy. Her past educational experiences include a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a minor in Spanish from South Dakota State University. Jade has served as an Operation Immunization Chair the past two years in her APhA-ASP chapter to orchestrate influenza vaccination clinics, immunization education activities, and social media campaigns to promote vaccinations. She is also an active member of Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma, and ACCP. Her pharmacy work experiences include internships at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD and Walmart Pharmacy in Willmar, MN. Additionally, she has served as a Pharmaceutical Biochemistry Supplemental Instruction Leader for first year pharmacy students and a mentor for pre-pharmacy students. Outside of pharmacy, Jade has been involved with  South Dakota State University Admissions Ambassadors, New Student Orientation, Residential Life, and Dance Marathon for Children’s Miracle Network. Jade is eager to start her fourth year rotations in May, and she hopes to complete a PGY1 residency after graduation.