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We hope to inspire alumni and friends to invest in the future of pharmacy education by supporting our most valuable assets – our faculty and our students. The College of Pharmacy’s Funding Excellence to Sustain Excellence campaign will shape the future of pharmacy health care not only in Florida, but throughout the world. There are many ways you can get involved. Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date on events and gatherings. Sign up to receive quarterly GATORx Online e-news briefs, the annual GATORx alumni magazine, and fall events brochure. We hope you will join our team to help make UF one of the TOP colleges of pharmacy in the country!

Donor Spotlight

John "Dolph" Cone

Randolph Andrew Cone Memorial Scholarship

Class of '58

Each November, the UF Alumni Association holds a Grand Guard reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of graduation from the University of Florida. UF pharmacy alumnus, John “Dolph” Cone, in 2008 committed $25,000 in honor of his Grand Guard reunion. His gift created the Randolph Andrew Cone Memorial Scholarship in memory of his infant son who tragically died from cancer. Cone has pledged another $100,000 through a bequest, which will grow the scholarship funds to support pharmacy students.

“I remember my first introduction to pharmacy when I took Dean Foote’s course. Through that very early experience, I knew that pharmacy education suited me and that it would enable me to be the master of my destiny. I always say, that’s when pharmacy found me, and I found pharmacy.”

Many alumni feel the College of Pharmacy gave them the tools they needed to succeed in their careers and often want to say thank you by supporting future pharmacists. Each reunion class is challenged to continue the tradition of alumni giving by making contributions to support students and faculty within the college.

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Valerie Griffith