Lou Carta Scholarship

Lou Carta, RPh

Lou Carta, RPh

Lou started pharmacy school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, in the fall of 1943. He was 17 years old, which was too young to go to war. After one year in college, he entered the army following his 18th birthday. He was stationed in Germany, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge, earning a purple heart. After being discharged, he returned to school and graduated in 1951. He became registered in both Iowa and Nebraska.

Lou worked in many pharmacy settings—hospital, nursing home, self-service pharmacy, and several retail pharmacies. In 1976, he opened his own store, called “The Pharmacy”, which was located in Council Bluffs. He successfully ran the business for seventeen years. Sadly, Lou’s wife developed Alzheimer’s disease. Lou sold the business so that he could take care of her.

Lou has one daughter who is a pharmacist, one who is an oncology nurse, one who is a dental assistant, one who is a pharmacy technician, and one who clerks and is a bookkeeper for a retail pharmacy. Also, he has a son who is a psychologist.

Lou is one of the pharmacists who started the Council Bluffs Pharmacists Association, which became the Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association. The original organization was founded in the 1960’s, and is now in its sixth decade. Lou served in several leadership positions, including president.

Lou is now happily retired from pharmacy practice and the SIPA board.

The Southwest Iowa Pharmacists Association is proud to sponsor the Lou Carta Scholarship and has awarded the scholarship to deserving students since 2000.

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For more information on the Lou Carta Scholarship, download the sample application. For the current year’s scholarship application, please contact Tony Beraldi, RPh, at [email protected].

Sample application: (PDF PDF) (Word)

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Past Lou Carta Scholarship Recipients:

2013
Rory Ruma UNMC Missouri Valley, IA
2012
Becca Dieter Drake Carroll, IA
2011
Megan Alons   Drake LeMars, IA
2010
Katie Gregory Creighton Glenwood, IA
2009
Mark Farrage Creighton Council Bluffs, IA
2008
Jessica Chardoulias UNMC Glenwood, IA
Christa Wolff Creighton West Point, NE
2007
Jessica Chardoulias UNMC Glenwood, IA
Lori Schnepf Creighton LeMars, IA
2006
Daniel Aistrope Creighton Randolph, IA
2005
Teri Swenson Drake Dunlap, IA
2004
Melissa Beery Creighton Norfolk, NE
2003
Lisa Hegemann Creighton Columbus, NE
Jennifer Lyon Creighton Onawa, IA
2002
Lisa Hegemann Creighton Columbus, NE
Rebekah Koch Drake Tarkio, MO
2001
CoraLynn Becker Drake Cumberland, IA
Karissa Kaczmarek Creighton Omaha, NE
2000
Mike Brownlee Iowa Shenandoah, IA
Ryan Jacobsen Creighton Elk Horn, IA
Julie Kenkel Drake Panama, IA