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Perkey Family Scholarship Established at SWOSU
July 19, 2006
Sally Perkey of Hobart and Hayley Jane (Perkey) Meadors of Oklahoma City have established a Perkey Family Scholarship with the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford.
Both Perkey and Meadors are graduates of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy. Perkey, who graduated in 1977, is director of pharmacy at Elkview General Hospital in Hobart, and Meadors, a recent 2004 graduate, is a staff pharmacist at Walgreen’s Pharmacy in Oklahoma City. The mother-daughter team decided to start the scholarship.
“It seems to me that college grads are starting out their careers owing too much money,” Perkey said. “We need to work on helping these kids while they are in school. If everyone (alumni) could give a little, it could make a big difference.”
Perkey said she wanted to start the scholarship because the education she received at SWOSU has been a great asset. Her daughter agrees.
“I want to give back to a school that has meant so much to me,” Meadors said. “I feel so blessed to have received such a wonderful and valuable education at SWOSU, and I want to help other students achieve the same goal that I had.”
The first recipient of the scholarship this year was Lindsay Shepherd.
Perkey and her husband, Jerry, live in Hobart. They have a son, Adam, who is currently in school at SWOSU. Meadors’ husband, James, is currently finishing up his doctoral degree in pharmacy at SWOSU.
The gift comes as part of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy FOCUS campaign, which includes raising money for academic program enrichment, scholarships and the College of Pharmacy’s museum.
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.