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Brown's Give $5,000 to SWOSU

June 6, 2005

Brown's Give $5,000 to SWOSU
Bob W. and Tany Talbot Brown (right) of Hale Center, Texas, have given $5,000 to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Pharmacy Foundation in Weatherford. The gift is part of SWOSU’s FOCUS fundraising campaign. Accepting the gift for SWOSU is Dr. H.F. Timmons, president of the SWOSU Pharmacy Foundation Board of Directors.

Bob W. and Tany Talbot Brown of Hale Center, Texas, have given $5,000 to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Pharmacy Foundation in Weatherford.

The gift is for SWOSU’s FOCUS fundraising campaign.

Tany is a 1960 graduate and Bob is a 1962 graduate of SWOSU. Tany is originally from Olustee, Okla., and Bob is originally from Pampa, Texas.

Bob is the owner of three pharmacies, one in Hale Center and two in Lubbock, Texas, while Tany is a retired pharmacist who spent most of her career in institutional pharmacy. The Browns were excited to help the SWOSU fundraising campaign.

“SWOSU gave me the education to pursue a fulfilling career,” Bob said. “I feel SWOSU is going a great job in preparing students for success.”

Tany said their gift will perhaps help some young person prepare to work in a career which has meant so much to her.

Both Bob and Tany were active students during their collegiate careers at SWOSU. Bob served as treasurer of Phi Delta Chi and was active in the student chapter of the American Pharmacy Association and the Baptist Student Union. Tany was a cheerleader, served as charter president of Kappa Epsilon and was active in APhA, Student Senate and the Baptist Student Union.

Both remain active in Hale Center civic activities. Bob served as mayor for 18 years and held every office in the Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. He is president of the Economic Development Corporation. Tany is a past president of the Texas Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists. She wrote and marketed a Pharmacy Technician Training Manual for Texas retail pharmacists. She is on the Chamber of Commerce board and belongs to two study clubs. She enjoys volunteer work and Bob enjoys bow hunting for elk, deer and wild hogs.

Bob and Tany have one daughter, Holly, and a son-in-law, Rick Turner. They have one granddaughter, Erin.

SWOSU's FOCUS campaign is focusing on four areas, including academic program enrichment, scholarships, wellness and athletic complexes, and deferred/planning giving. For additional information about the FOCUS campaign, call the SWOSU Foundation Office at (580) 774-3267.

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