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School of Pharmacy

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About the School

How old is the School of Pharmacy? Who founded it?

Where was it first located?

How old is the present building?

When did the first class graduate?

What are the names of the deans and what years did they serve as dean?

What degrees are offered?

How many graduates have earned the Pharm.D. degree?

How many total graduates has the school had?

Is the school accredited?

What are the school's vision, mission and values statements?

Which graduates have been selected as the School of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumni?

  

How old is the School of Pharmacy? Who founded it? - Top

The UW School of Pharmacy was founded in fall 1946 under the leadership of the first dean, David W. O'Day, as part of an expansion of university offerings by UW President George Duke Humphrey following World War II. For more information, please see the History of the School page, located here.

Where was it first located? - Top

 The pharmacy program was housed in Merica Hall, the former women's dormitory just east of Old Main.  Merica Hall was then called the Merica Pharmacy Building. Read more here.

 A photo of Merica Hall.

How old is the present building? - Top

The present building was completed in 1969 and is now located in the north wing of the newly upgraded $20 million Health Sciences Center which opened its doors to students in fall 2005.

A photo of the east side of the Pharmacy Building.   A photo of the west side of the CHS Building

When did the first class graduate? - Top

The school started with a student body of 23 students in 1946.  The first class graduated in 1950.

The school has graduated a class every year other than 1999 during the transition from the B.S.P. degree to the Pharm.D. degree.

 

What are the names of the deans and what years did they serve as dean? - Top

  • David W. O'Day (1946 - 1966)

  • Jack N. Bone (1966 - 1984)

  • Robert B. Nelson (Interim Dean 1984 - 1985 and again in 1997)

  • H. John Baldwin (1985 - 2001)

  • Paul L. Ranelli (2001 - 2003)

  • John H. Vandel (Interim Dean 2003 - 2004; Dean 2004 - 2012)

  • Linda Gore Martin (2013 - 2016)

  • Kem Krueger (2016- present)

What degrees are offered? - Top

 The school began offering a four-year bachelor of science degree and has grown into a six-year doctor of pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program with 52 students in each class.

How many graduates have earned the Pharm.D. degree? - Top

 The first Pharm.D. class (Doctor of Pharmacy) graduated in 2000.  As of May 2014, there have been 683 graduates with a Pharm.D. degree.

How many total graduates has the school had? - Top

As of May 2014, there have been 2,155 graduates.

Is the school accredited? - Top

University of Wyoming’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, IL 60503, 312/664-3575; FAX 312/664-4652, web site www.acpe-accredit.org.

What are the school's vision, mission and values statements? - Top

Please see the Vision and Mission page, located here.

Which graduates have been selected as the School of Pharmacy Outstanding Alumni? - Top

2005 - Linda L. Wells - Class of 1970

2006 - Kevin H. Tripp - Class of 1978

2007 - Marilynn R. Hubbard Mitchell Deiss - Class of 1956

2008 - Robert Abramowitz - Class of 1976

2009 - Theodore (Ted) L. Hoy - Class of 1950

2010 - Colonel (Ret.) Ardis J. Meier - Class of 1977

2011 - Scot Silber - Class of 1982

2012 - Kenneth F. Witzeling - Class of 1951

2013 - Richard R. Wilder - Class of 1950

2014 - Allan E. Weber - Class of 1963

2015- Jennifer Nevins, Class of 1976

2016 - Courtney Fletcher - Class of 1978



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