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Winter 2014

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[Page] 2 Looking back In 1888-89, the first two-year pharmacy course was being offered at what was then called the Ag College. A six-page review catches some of the highlights of the past 125 years.
[Page] 8 From collector to museum owner Curtis Haggar ’71 started collecting pharmacy artifacts during his internship. In July 2009, he opened a museum in Ouray, Colo., for his collection.
[Page] 10 Medication safety Distinguished Alumnus Marsha Raebel ’76 addresses fall convocation.
[Page] 12 Graduate Student of the Year Monzurul Roni, a native of India working in the lab of Shafiqur Rahman, is this year’s selection.
[Page] 13 Student news Whether on a billboard or on a national committee, students find a way to contribute to their profession.
[Page] 14 Scholarships
[Page] 16 Department of Pharmacy Practice James Clem reports 17 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences Om Perumal reports.
[Page] 18 Academic assessment report Jane Mort reports.
[Page] 18 New faculty Assistant professors Rachel Elsey and Amy Heiberger have joined the college.
[Page] 19 Scott Bergman Illinois pharmacists honor grad with New Practitioner Leadership Award.
[Page] 20 Keo Glidden Smith As the sole surviving member of the Class of 1937, Smith is the oldest living graduate from the college. The 97-year-old Rapid City resident has fond memories of her career.
[Page] 21 Lowell Sterler College honors 1974 grad for pioneering work in managed-care pharmacy.
[Page] 22 From scrips to scripts Harvey Mendez ’56 still has license, but he no longer processes scrips. Instead, the 81-year-old Californian writes scripts, novels and short stories.
[Page] 23 SDPhA Awards
[Page] 24 Dean’s Club
[Page] 25 Development director’s column


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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

The College of Pharmacy



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