Dowling Pledges $5,000 to SWOSU College of Pharmacy


Don Dowling of Frisco, Texas, has pledged $5,000 to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Pharmacy Foundation in Weatherford as part of the university’s FOCUS fundraising campaign.

Dowling, a 1956 graduate of SWOSU, is currently a pharmacist with the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas. Dowling spent 42 years with Wyeth Laboratories where he started in field sales and retired as the company’s director of sales.

He then started working for the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, which provides services for 14,000 patients each year free of charge.

Dowling, a graduate of Rush Springs (OK) High School, is not the only member of his family who are graduates of SWOSU. Sons Jeff and Doug are 1978 and 1979 graduates of the SWOSU College of Pharmacy. Numerous family members are also SWOSU pharmacy graduates.

While at SWOSU, Dowling was president of Beta Tau Beta fraternity.

He and his wife, Barbara, have three sons and one daughter, 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He enjoys church, work, traveling and watching his grandchildren grow up.

The SWOSU College of Pharmacy is focusing on three areas during the current FOCUS campaign, including academic program enrichment, scholarships and the College of Pharmacy’s museum.

For information about giving to the SWOSU College of Pharmacy, call the SWOSU Pharmacy Foundation at 580.774.3191 or the SWOSU College of Pharmacy Alumni and Development Office at 580.774.3190.