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SWOSU College of Pharmacy Begins One Grand Challenge

July 12, 2007

Dr. H.F. Timmons, Phil Woodward, Dr. David Bergman
Phil Woodward (center),   executive director of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, is the first   Southwestern   Oklahoma   State   University alum to participate in   the College of   Pharmacy's One Grand Challenge to   raise $1 million for academic enrichment, scholarships and endowments for the   pharmacy program on the Weatherford campus. With Woodward is Dr. H.F. Timmons   (left), president of the SWOSU Pharmacy Alumni Foundation, and Dr. David   Bergman, dean of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s College of Pharmacy has started a One Grand Challenge to raise $1 million for academic enrichment, scholarships and endowments for the pharmacy program on the Weatherford campus.

Phil Woodward, a 1971 graduate of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy and executive director of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association since 2001, is the first SWOSU alum to participate in the new program by contributing $1,000.

Patti Harper, alumni and development officer for the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, said the goal of the One Grand Challenge is for 1,000 alumni to each pledge $1,000 to reach the $1 million campaign goal. 

Woodward, who lives in Yukon and is a member of the SWOSU Pharmacy Alumni Association,  challenges other pharmacy graduates to join him in giving a “grand” gift that will make a difference and impact the future of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy. 

 “The level of participation is important to the pharmacy college’s educational resources,” Harper said. “Increasing participation—both in terms of the number of alumni who contribute and the total dollars given—will ensure the SWOSU College of Pharmacy’s continued position as an outstanding program and act as a catalyst for others to make their own gifts.”  

For information about giving to the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, visit the pharmacy alumni website at www.swosu.edu/pharmacy or call either the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Alumni and Development Office at (580) 774-3190 or the SWOSU Pharmacy Foundation at (580) 774-3191.

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