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Dowling and Spoon Named Outstanding Alums of SWOSU College of Pharmacy

May 17, 2010

SWOSU College of Pharmacy Outstanding Alums
Don Dowling of Frisco (TX) (second from right) has been named the 2010 Outstanding Alumnus of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford. He was honored during the college's recent awards and white coat ceremony held on the SWOSU campus. Others pictured with Dowling include (from left): Gary and Susan Tigert (Don's sister); wife Barbara; and Patti Harper, alumni development officer for the SWOSU College of Pharmacy.

2010 Outstanding Alums
James O. Spoon (right) of Sand Springs has been named the 2010 Outstanding Alumnus of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford. He was honored during the college's recent awards and white coat ceremony held on the SWOSU campus. With Spoon is Dr. Doug Ried, dean of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy.

Don Dowling of Frisco (TX) and James O. Spoon of Sand Springs have been named the 2010 Outstanding Alumni of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford.

They were honored during the recent SWOSU College of Pharmacy Awards and White Coat Ceremony held on the SWOSU campus.

The Outstanding Alumnus award is presented each year to an individual demonstrating exceptional support of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy and outstanding personal achievements in the profession.

Dowling was raised in Rush Springs and graduated from the SWOSU College of Pharmacy in 1956. He soon joined Wyeth Laboratories where he spent 43 years, starting out as a territory manager and ending up as executive national sales director at the Wyeth/Ayerst home office. He has spent the past seven years as a pharmacist at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Dallas, Texas.

Spoon is a graduate of Miami High School and a 1975 graduate of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy. He is a lifetime member of the SWOSU Pharmacy Alumni Association. He is active in civic affairs in the Sand Springs community and has been very involved with state-wide pharmacy organizations. He has served as president of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association and Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy.

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