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New Scholarship Endowment Established for SWOSU College of Pharmacy Students
December 20, 2012
The Southwestern Pharmacy Alumni Foundation is pleased to announce a new endowed scholarship has been established to benefit students in the SWOSU College of Pharmacy.
Alumnus Greg Adams of Clinton and friends of Lonny Wilson of Midwest City funded the Lonny D. Wilson Endowed Scholarship. The announcement was made at the recent National Community Pharmacists Association annual convention in San Diego at the NCPA President’s Reception honoring Wilson for his term as president.
“I want to give back to the university and honor my mentor for his extraordinary leadership, service, vision and years of dedication to the pharmacy profession and his loyalty and friendship to the SWOSU College of Pharmacy,” said Adams, who was instrumental in establishing the endowed scholarship.
The new endowment will be used to provide a $1,000 scholarship each year to a pharmacy student with strong leadership skills who has demonstrated an interest in independent pharmacies.
Wilson was recently honored by the SWOSU College of Pharmacy with the inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for 2012. Wilson, a 1973 graduate of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, has owned multiple community pharmacies since 1975, most currently Valu-Med Pharmacy in Midwest City and Bestyet Discount Pharmacy in Harrah. He is currently CEO of Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma (PPOK), president of RxLinc and chairman of Mirixa.
Adams is owner of Salisbury Pharmacy and serves on the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy. He previously served as director of clinical services at Pharmacy Providers of Oklahoma (PPOK) in Oklahoma City. He is a member of the Oklahoma Pharmacists Association, NCPA and PPOK. He also serves as president for the Southwestern Pharmacy Alumni Foundation. He is married to Lori and they have two sons, Conley and Colten.
“Not only is this a fitting tribute for Lonny but is also provides vital support for our pharmacy students,” said Patti Harper, alumni development officer of the College of Pharmacy.
For information about giving to the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, call Harper at the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Alumni and Development Office at (580) 774-3190 or the SWOSU Pharmacy Foundation at (580) 774-3191.