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SWOSU Honors College of Pharmacy 1969 Graduates

SWOSU College of Pharmacy Class of 1969The Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy recently honored 50-year pharmacy graduates with a recognition ceremony held on the Weatherford campus. Honorees attending the recognition ceremony were: (front row from left) Barbara Gilbert, Ernie Sykora, David Pickett, Bob Darby, John Krittenbrink, Gary Tigert, Susan Tigert, Sue Helm, Mark Glenn and Gary Porter. Back row from left—Buford Abeldt, Jim Evetts, Rodney Powell, Scooter Harbour, Paula Willis, Larry Kirkpatrick and Darrell Carter.


Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s College of Pharmacy recently honored its 50-year pharmacy graduates at a Pharmacy Alumni Recognition Ceremony held on the Weatherford campus.

Honorees from the Class of 1969 attending the recognition ceremony were: Buford Abeldt, Lufkin, TX; Ralph Boyle, Beggs; Darrell Carter, Longview, TX; Bob Darby, Duke; Jim Evetts, Cordell; Barbara Gilbert, Amarillo, TX; Mark Glenn, Plano, TX; Scooter Harbour, Tyler, TX; Sue Helm, Jonesboro, AR; Larry Kirkpatrick, Moore; John Krittenbrink, Moore; David Pickett, Altus; Gary Porter, Oklahoma City; Rodney Powell, Waco, TX; Ernie Sykora, Muskogee; Gary Tigert, Ardmore; Susan Tigert, Ardmore; and Paula Willis, Norman.

Patti Harper, alumni and development director for the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, welcomed all the alumni and friends to the program. SWOSU President Randy Beutler, SWOSU College of Pharmacy Dean Dr. David Ralph and Associate Dean Dr. Les Ramos all spoke to the group. Gifts from the SWOSU College of Pharmacy were presented to each honoree.

Following the event, the College of Pharmacy held an Open House on the 3rd Floor of the Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacy Building.

SWOSU pharmacy program was established in 1939 and has nearly 6,000 graduates.  It is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. It offers a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree as well as a PharmD/MBA dual degree.