Areas of Greatest Need
Private funding through Online Giving for the College of Pharmacy allows the college to fulfill its mission by directing resources where they will have the greatest impact. Here are several areas you can support that directly impact excellence in teaching and quality student education.
In 1970, a few visionary alumni came together to create the Academy 100, and asked every alumnus to donate $100 a year to help offset the reduction in state dollars. At that time, the College of Pharmacy was almost fully supported by state allocation. Today the Academy 100 is the Academy for Excellence and state dollars account for only 1/3 of the college’s annual budget. The Academy for Excellence provides the resources which allow the college to initiate new processes and programs while strengthening the educational and outreach efforts. Without the flexibility of Academy funding, the ability to grow and expand to meet the needs of pharmacy is severely curtailed.
All leading academic research programs are driven by the fruitful interactions of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with their faculty mentors. It is only through recruitment of the most gifted and qualified candidates that the college can be successful in research and graduate endeavors. In order for us to achieve this, we must be able to offer competitive packages to attract the best and the brightest from across the nation. Additionally, a nationally renowned graduate program supports and retains crucial faculty by providing the resources for faculty to continue their cutting-edge research. In essence, it is the fuel that runs our research engine and makes new discoveries possible. You can create your own named endowment with a pledge or gift of $35,000 or more.
A faculty is a college’s signature. It is the faculty that teaches, conducts research and provides the services that define the college’s reputation and image. Simply stated, the quality of our college is directly based on the quality of our faculty. In honor of Paul’s years of service to the college and his unwavering dedication to mentoring and educating generations of pharmacy students, the college is creating the “Paul Doering Excellence in Teaching Professorship” to recognize a faculty member whose dedication to student learning is exemplary.
Investing in student scholarships is investing in the future of the pharmacy profession and in the university’s most precious resource — its students. No more important task exists than preparing our students for success in a profession that is ever changing. The value of a pharmacy education is immeasurable, but the cost often can be prohibitive. The Oscar Araujo Alumni Scholarship was created in 2005 in honor of Dr. Oscar Araujo to commemorate his lasting contributions to the College. The fund is endowed and as the fund grows, it will provide additional scholarship to deserving pharmacy students.