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Vaughan Family Establishes Scholarship Fund with SWOSU College of Pharmacy

Vaughan Family
The Vaughan Family Scholarship Fund was recently established with the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy Foundation in Weatherford. Brad and Tami Vaughan (third and fourth from left) of Perry (KS) set up the endowment. They are shown with (from left) Steven Vaughan, Altus; Malorie Vaughan, Altus; and Randy Vaughan, Hobart. All are graduates or soon to be graduates of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy. Malorie completes her degree this May.

A new scholarship fund that will provide an annual $1,000 scholarship has been established with the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Pharmacy Foundation on the Weatherford campus.

The Vaughan Family Scholarship has been established by Brad and Tami Vaughan of Perry (KS) and is being awarded for the first time during the 2015 spring semester honor ceremonies.

“The College of Pharmacy gave us the tools that led to us having the successful careers we have today,” said Brad (Class of 1997). “We look back fondly at our time in Weatherford.”

Tami (Class of 1998) and Brad are just two of five extended Vaughan family members that have received pharmacy degrees from SWOSU.  Randy Vaughan (Class of ’72) of Hobart and Steven Vaughan (Class of ’84) of Altus are graduates and the fifth one, Malorie Vaughan, will graduate  this May and is one of the first PharmD/Master of Business Administration dual degree graduates at SWOSU.  Malorie is the daughter of Steven.

“With all this in mind, we thought it was time to give back to SWOSU,” Brad said.

While at SWOSU, Brad, who is staff pharmacist at Sam’s Club in Topeka (KS), was very active in Kappa Psi, Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma, APhA and Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists. Tami, who is chief pharmacist at Haskell Indian Health Care Center in Lawrence (KS), was active in Kappa Epsilon, Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma, APhA and Fellowship of Christian Pharmacists.

Brad is a graduate of Hobart High School and Tami is a graduate of Plainview (TX) High School. They have a daughter, Eryn, and son, Noah.

For more information about giving, contact Patti Harper at the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Alumni and Development Office 580.774.3190 or patti.harper@swosu.edu) or the Pharmacy Foundation (swpharmacy@swosu.edu or 580.774.3191).