George Reid ’80 named 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient

Roby Hill
April 15, 2022

Longtime College of Pharmacy supporter George Reid ’80 has been named recipient of the MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Association’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

“He has been a friend, colleague, and counselor for many years,” said Philip Hall, dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy. “He has helped shape what the college is today. It is wonderful to see him honored by the Alumni Association and he is very deserving of the recognition.”

The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is given to one or more College of Pharmacy graduates in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the profession of pharmacy and service to the college, profession and community at large. The recipients must be graduates who have demonstrated pride and loyalty toward the College of Pharmacy and who, by their integrity and stature, have brought honor to the college and university and will continue to be role models for all pharmacy practitioners. 

George Reid has been a key fixture in South Carolina and MUSC pharmacy for 40 years, winning multiple honors and most recently being recognized with the 2018 George D. Schwerin Mentor Award from South Carolina Society of Health-system Pharmacists (SCSHP) . He has served as system director of pharmacy services and director of pharmacy services at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and is currently serving as director of pharmacy at AnMed Health, a comprehensive health system in Anderson, S.C. that is Anderson County’s largest employer.

At MUSC, he has served on several leadership boards, including the MUSC College of Pharmacy Alumni Board of Advisors and the South Carolina College of Pharmacy Leadership Advisory Council, and he is a current member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. He has served as president of SCSHP, was inducted into honor organizations Rho Chi Society and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, and has been honored with the SCSHP/Pfizer Pharmacist of the Year Award and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Leadership Award. He has helped shape the college with input on strategy, curriculum, experiential education, and has enabled many MUSC pharmacy students to get important health-system rotations.

Recently, his family ensured that pharmacy students at MUSC would always have an appreciation for George Reid, his contributions to the pharmacy profession, and his connection with the college – establishing the Dr. George P. Reid, III ’80 Work Room in the new pharmacy facility opening this fall.