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College of Pharmacy Distinguished Lecture Series

The Linda H. and Calvin J. Anthony Distinguished Entrepreneur in Pharmacy Lecture Series

Linda H. and Calvin J. AnthonyThis lecture series is made possible through the kind and generous establishment of the Linda H. and Calvin J. Anthony Endowment for Entrepreneurial Development in Community Pharmacy Practice. The series brings to campus individuals with distinguished accomplishments as entrepreneurs in the profession, with an overall goal of providing an occasion for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to learn about current opportunities and future directions in community pharmacy as well as key factors that facilitated the success of the invited lecturer. These goals reflect the philosophy of Calvin and his wife, Linda, who purchased their first pharmacy in Stillwater upon Calvin's graduation from OU. Calvin and Linda remain committed to the promotion and enhancement of educational endeavors, not only at The University of Oklahoma, but also to the entire state of Oklahoma and to the profession of pharmacy. Past Lecturers


The Philip C. and Ethel F. Ashby Lecture Series

Philip C. and Ethel F. AshbyPhilip Ashby, a 1922 graduate of The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, had a distinguished career in the pharmacy profession and his success as one of the founders of Allergy Laboratories Inc. in Oklahoma City is shared with us through his generosity and love for the university and college. This endowed lectureship was established to bring to campus experts in their fields to present to the students, faculty, staff, and alumni data, information, thoughts and ideas that the lecturer believes are current and important events shaping the profession of pharmacy. This goal is fully consistent with the interests of Phil and Fern Ashby, who contributed over the years to many university endeavors in addition to an annual award to a pharmacy student. They were charter members of the OU Alumni Development Fund and the Pharmacy Support Group. Past Lecturers

The Loyd E. Harris Lecture Series

Loyd E. HarrisLoyd E. Harris , a 1920, 1922 and 1924 graduate of The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, had a distinguished career in pharmacy. He served as a professor of pharmacy (1926-37) and later as Dean (1963-70) of The University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy. He played a key role role in the implementation of the "five year" program in pharmacy, as well as the decision to move the college to the Health Sciences Center. Dr. Harris served as Dean Emeritus until his death in September 2000. Dean Harris also was recognized for the development of continuing pharmaceutical education in Oklahoma. Through his generosity and love for our college, the Loyd E. Harris endowed lectureship was established. Widely recognized experts are invited to the college to present to the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends current information and ideas that shape the profession of pharmacy.

Dean Harris also endowed a scholarship for the college, establishing the Loyd and Maurine Harris Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This scholarship will help graduate students to become leaders in pharmacy for years to come.Past Lecturers