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With a large network of alumni working and practicing across the country and around the world, the University is building on its rich history of leadership and growing toward a bright future. Read more about the latest alumni profiles, donor stories and fundraising initiatives.

Tim Koch, B.S. ’95, senior director of pharmacy practice compliance for Walmart Inc., and his wife Gina, recently seized the opportunity to triple their impact on the future of the University through Walmart Inc.’s 60th anniversary celebration that featured an employer donation match.

Neil Schmidt, B.S. ’73, truly emulates the value of service and has throughout his entire career. His years of contribution to his students, staff and network of fellow pharmacists have advanced the profession of pharmacy and will continue to do so for generations to come.

After the passing of George Paradissis, M.S.’63, his wife, Janice, wanted to honor his legacy by establishing the George N. Paradissis '63 Memorial Scholarship.

Each year, the annual UHSP Scholarship Awards Dinner brings scholarship donors and student recipients together to celebrate the spirit of giving back and supporting the next generation’s success.

Each fall, the UHSP community celebrates the anniversary of our founding through events focused on education and philanthropy. The Founders Day Giving Challenge brings the University community together in the spirit of giving back and supporting the next generation of health care leaders and innovators, helping to ensure that every student has access to support as they pursue their dreams.

The annual White Coat Ceremony is a beloved campus tradition for students, staff and faculty. It also serves as an opportunity for friends of the University to help support the next generation of student pharmacists through white coat sponsorship.

Philanthropic gifts have the ability to impact an institution for generations. For UHSP, the generosity and foresight of supporters throughout our history have allowed for the healthy growth of our institutional endowment, which has allowed us to meet both opportunities and challenges for 157 years.

At the start of his career, Bob Eschbacher, B.S. ’85, MBA, Pharm.D., was unsure of where his path would lead him. Determined to make a positive impact on society, he set his sights on exploring all that the profession of pharmacy had to offer.

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Board of Trustees marked an important moment in the University’s history with the announcement of its fifth president. David D. Allen, RPh., Ph.D., FASHP, FNAP, FAPhA, will serve as the University’s next president, with his tenure beginning on July 1, 2021.

The University honored scholarship recipients and sponsors during a virtual scholarship awards ceremony this fall. Following the presentation, scholarship recipients and sponsors met one-on-one virtually to make a more personal connection.

Michael Pruett, B.S. ’81, MBA, has always been an innovative problem-solver. With his knack for invention, he has created devices and solutions that range from an aftermarket bicycle brake handle to an IV port saver used to prevent IV bags from leaking.

Through the relationships they built while attending the Scholarship Awards Dinner with their cousin, Mike and Janice Spathelf developed a lasting connection to the University and the mission to support students through scholarships.

As we commemorate the University’s founding, we reflect upon our history of perseverance, resilience and commitment to building healthier societies.

First-year undergraduate student Daniella Underwood has always had a passion for service. With a passion for giving back and a love of science, Underwood found pharmacy to be the path for her.

After joining the faculty at St. Louis College of Pharmacy last fall, Giovanni Pauletti, M.Pharm., Ph.D., Gustavus and Henry Pfeiffer Endowed Chair in Pharmacy and professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Administrative Sciences, has begun work to build global health offerings at the College.

After raising nearly $10,000 during her Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Student of the Year campaign, P4 student Sarah Noble knew she wanted to do more, and she set her sights on becoming Woman of the Year.

Changes to the higher education enrollment landscape and trends in federal aid availability over recent years have prompted St. Louis College of Pharmacy to examine new approaches to attract prospective students.

On Oct. 17, more than 270 students, alumni, faculty, staff and donors attended the annual St. Louis College of Pharmacy Scholarship Awards Dinner to celebrate scholarship recipients and sponsors for the 2019-20 academic year.

Beyond named scholarships, the College provides many avenues of support and aid to students. From merit- and need-based scholarships to federal and state grants, approximately 94 percent of students receive financial aid, and 60 percent of students receive aid directly from the College.

With increasing numbers of students expressing a desire to take part in undergraduate research opportunities, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has established the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.

Nourished by the commitment of the pharmacy pioneers who came before, the College’s roots continue to provide a strong foundation for future growth and transformational change.

The opening of the new Recreation and Student Center (RAS) marks a homecoming for the Eutectics. The RAS provides new facilities for student-athletes including a competition gymnasium, conditioning facilities, a Hall of Fame room and event spaces.

David Norman ’67, R.Ph., was certain of three things growing up—he was not going to work in his family’s pharmacy, he was never moving back to Ava, Missouri, and he was not going to be a pharmacist. Young Norman could not have been more wrong about his future.

After 12 years of practice, Jill Sellers ’92/’93, Pharm.D., took a leap of faith to make the transition from pharmacist to communications entrepreneur.

A three-part questionnaire about daily routines, smoking habits and favorite television shows is not a conventional way to make a best friend, but United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Lieutenant Commanders (LCDR) Christopher LaFleur ’10, Pharm.D., CPH, and Patrick Harper ’10, Pharm.D., MPH, CPH, have never felt the need to adhere to conventional paths.

Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy in Desloge,Missouri, feels different than most. When patients walk through the door, they enter a cozy seating area with contemporary decor that feels like home.

Join us as we define the future of pharmacy education. On Nov. 10, we will share a special announcement you will not want to miss.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, alumni, students and friends of the College gathered to celebrate the launch of the public phase of the Preparing Leaders. Leading Change. campaign.

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