Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Distinguished Alumni

Keith Dodson

Keith Dodson - 1997

Keith Dodson is a 1961 graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s School of Pharmacy.  Since 1961, he has been a partner and operator of Bunker Hill Drug in Altus.  In addition, he shares a partnership in the United Drugs of Altus, Elk City, and Purcell as well as Rexco Drugs of Altus and Yukon.  Dobson was the Bowl of Hygeia National Pharmacy award winner for Oklahoma in 1993. 

This prestigious award recognizes outstanding community service performed by a pharmacist.  He has been a board member and past president of both the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma.  He is also a member of the National Association of Retail Druggists and has been a member of the NARD national steering committee. 

A charter member of the Oklahoma Pharmacy Heritage Society, Dobson has also served as president of the organization.  He is a past president of the SWOSU School of Pharmacy Alumni and the SWOSU School of Pharmacy Advisory Board.  In 1980, he was named the Outstanding SWOSU Pharmacy Alumnus Award winner. 

Dobson has also served as a preceptor for the SWOSU Pharmacy School since the professional rotation program started in Weatherford University.  Dodson is a lifetime member of both the SWOSU School of Pharmacy Alumni Association and the SWOSU Alumni Association. 

Dodson’s community activities include being very active with the First United Methodist Church, Jackson County United Way, and the Altus Chamber of Commerce.  He is a charter member of the Altus Public School Foundation and is a two-time past president of the Altus All Sports Association. 

In his spare time, Dodson likes to travel as well as collect and restore Studebakers.  The honoree is a native of Olustee.  He attended the Altus school system for 12 years and graduated in 1957. 

He and his wife, Judy, have been married for 35 years.  They have three children:  Debbie, a teacher at Altus High School; Mark, SWOSU Pharmacy graduate who works as a pharmacist at Bunker Hill Drug; and Scott, a fourth year computer science major at SWOSU.