Lindsey H. Welch, public service associate in the UGA College of Pharmacy, has been named the 2015 Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in Georgia. The prestigious award was conferred on the Watkinsville pharmacist at the recent meeting of the Georgia Pharmacy Association.

Welch has been employed at the UGA College of Pharmacy for five years. She graduated from the UGA College of Pharmacy in 2008 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

The Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year award is presented annually to a pharmacist in each state for individual excellence and outstanding contributions in state pharmacy association activities, community affairs and in professional practice. The award is sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Companies.

Pharmacists Mutual, rated excellent by A.M. Best, is a nationally recognized leader and provider of insurance products and risk management solutions for pharmacists and pharmacies, dentists and dental practices, associated businesses and professionals. For over a century, Pharmacists Mutual has provided peace of mind to its policyholders through comprehensive quality products and service.