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Abbotts Give to SWOSU College of Pharmacy

March 8, 2006

Kent and Jalee Abbott of Hydro have donated $4,000 to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Pharmacy Alumni Foundation.

The Abbotts have designated that $2,000 will be used for the Abbott Family Scholarship that will benefit a third year practice student and the other $2,000 for a PharmcareOK Scholarship that will benefit a second year pharmacy student.

Patti Harper, alumni and development officer for the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, said the gift is part of the College of Pharmacy FOCUS fundraising campaign.

Both Kent and Jalee are lifetime members of the SWOSU Pharmacy Alumni Association. The Abbotts said they wanted to make a contribution to the campaign because SWOSU provided them with an education that allowed them to succeed.

“The Pharmacy School at SWOSU continues to attract students from families and towns that understand the importance of helping others,” the Abbotts said. “SWOSU produces pharmacists with a good work ethic.”

Kent is a graduate of Holdenville High School, while Jalee is a Hydro High School product. At one time, Jalee’s family boasted the most active practicing pharmacists with nine.

For information about giving to the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, call the SWOSU Pharmacy Foundation at (580) 774-3191 or the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Alumni and Development Office at (580) 774-3190.

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