Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS)

Phi Lambda Sigma (PLS) is the national pharmacy leadership society committed to supporting leadership by recognition and fostering leadership development. Our goals include continuing the availability of student and practitioner leaders for the profession of pharmacy, acknowledging leadership achievement, and awarding membership to leaders recommended by the Society, and enhancing the talent, skill, and effectiveness of leaders for the profession of pharmacy.


To support pharmacy leadership commitment by recognizing leaders and fostering leadership development

Brief History

The impetus for Phi Lambda Sigma began on the prestigious campus of Auburn University in 1965 by honorable student Charlie Thomas, and to this day has consistently recognized outstanding leadership within the intimate profession of pharmacy. Far and wide across the United States of America, there are a grand total of seventy registered Phi Lambda Sigma chapters. The University of Pittsburgh chapter, Beta Delta, has maintained a longstanding history with the School of Pharmacy since 1993.

Membership Details

Members are selected via intensive and comprehensive peer recognition after submitting an application highlighting their dedication to the advancement of pharmacy through leadership and service. Eligibility for membership requires that applicants have accomplished at least one year of professional schooling and have maintained – at minimum – a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Currently, Phi Lambda Sigma, Beta Delta sports twenty nine proud pharmacy leaders. Applications become available in November and are due at the end of the fall semester.

Executive Board


Jessica Abbott


Nina Yang

Vice President

Michael Ryczaj


Rylan Sergi


Mia Como

Mentorship Co-chairs

Anneliese Harp;
Na Yoon Kang

Auction Co-chairs

Elizabeth Midey;
Emily Miller

External Development Chair

Nick Pennock

Immediate-Past President

Ruth Li


Lucas Berenbrok

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