Monash honours Bill Scott
VICTORIAN pharmacist and Monash Pharmacy alumnus Bill Scott has been presented with the Monash Distinguished Alumni Award for his substantial contribution to the health of Victorian communities.
The annual Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements and exceptional qualities of Monash alumni worldwide, and are bestowed upon a single alumnus of each faculty each year.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy in 1969, married a fellow pharmacy graduate and as husband and wife they purchased their first pharmacy at Whittlesea in 1972.
Mindful of his community responsibilities, Scott became a member of the Whittlesea Shire Council, and later Chairman of the Regional Organisation of Councils, until at one stage he was involved with 23 local committees.
He assumed responsibility of board membership of Bundoora Aged Care Centre, chair of Whittlesea Severance Committee and the Promote Whittlesea Association as well as presidency of the Whittlesea Health Centre.
Scott has also been recognised by his peers through many awards including a Life Member and Distinguished Service Medal of the Pharmacy Guild, a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society and the Australian College of Pharmacy, and Medals of Excellence from the Pharmacy Practice Foundation of Sydney and MSD Australia.
As well as being involved in the training of pharmacy assistants and technicians in Australia and the USA, Scott was invited by Health Minister Sussan Ley to be one of the three member panel reviewing Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation.