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There are many ways to give to the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and every gift is appreciated. Outright gifts made by check or credit card provide direct and immediate support to the School. One time gifts, installment payments, and other arrangements are also available.

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The Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy encourages and assists the tradition of partnership between the University and its alumni, friends, and parents. Most gifts provide a current charitable income tax deduction. However, some can also save you capital gains taxes, increase your income, and provide you, or whomever you designate, with an income for life. These gifts can also provide an estate tax deduction - an important consideration in planning your estate. There are a number of ways of making a planned gift and taking advantage of their benefits:

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For more information on planned giving opportunities please contact Susan Webster at or 209.946.3116.

Endowed scholarships for PCSP graduate students

Madhukar Chaubal, PhD, and Kishori Chaubal ’70, MS, PharmD, are emeritus professors who devoted their lives to helping students at Pacific learn, grow and develop into caring professionals of health and science. Their combined tenure of nearly 60 years at Pacific leaves a visible mark on each of our alumni who were privileged to be taught and mentored by them in pharmacy and biology. They received the Order of Pacific in 1999. This Powell-matched scholarship, made possible by former students of the Chaubals, is awarded to graduate students who will present their research at state, national or international meetings.

Marvin H. Malone, PhD was highly regarded by his graduate students as a meticulous ethnopharmocologist and an extraordinary mentor. He was honored with the Distinguished Faculty Award, the Order of Pacific and the Outstanding Educator of America Award.

Established in 2010 by the Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association, this award helps cover travel expenses for a graduate student presenting research at a national or international conference.

In 1987 the School established this endowed graduate research award in honor of Assistant Dean Emeritus Carl C. Riedesel, PhD. He was one of the original founders and faculty members of the School. This award recognizes excellence in graduate studies and honors a student who has shown consistent performance during their graduate studies.

Established in 2011 by Frank and Joyce Roscoe, this travel stipend honors the memory of Professor Emeritus Charles W. Roscoe, PhD. Dr. Roscoe is remembered for his teaching, his work in structure-activity relationships and mechanisms of drug action. He was awarded the Order of Pacific in recognition of his many contributions to the University.

As a faculty advisor to many graduate students in the pharmaceutical sciences, John H. Shinkai, PhD honored and appreciated their dedication to research and discovery.

Frank and Joyce Roscoe established this endowed scholarship for PCSP students in honor of the long and dedicated career in teaching and research of Donald Y. Shirachi ’60, PhD. Dr. Shirachi’s research was funded for nine years by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to investigate the carcinogenic potential of arsenic in the drinking water. He also researched the neuropharmacology of hyperbaric oxygen as it relates to pain and opiate addiction.

Ravindra Vasavada, PhD came to Pacific in 1973 and became well-known among the faculty for his work in teaching pharmacy students and mentoring graduate students in the design, development and evaluation of controlled-release drug delivery systems, as well as bioavailability of oral and topical products. Upon his retirement in 2000, he was presented with the University’s highest honor, Order of Pacific, for his outstanding contributions and distinction. Dr. Vasavada generously funded a travel grant to support pharmaceutics graduate students in the Pharmaceutical and Chemical Sciences Program to travel to a local, state or national meeting to present research.

Endowed scholarships for PharmD students

Marilynn Balch was a registered nurse and taught an elective EKG course while earning her master of arts from University of the Pacific and working at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. She worked closely with Professor Emeritus James C. King, PhD in establishing the experiential learning program which continues to flourish today. Balch and her husband, Richard, a retired physician who practiced in the area, established this Powell-matched scholarship to honor deserving students.

Professor Emeritus Donald Y. Barker, PhD came to Pacific in 1957 as one of the School’s founding faculty members. Dr. Barker was a member of Phi Delta Chi, served as the advisor to Rho Chi and was a mentor to many graduate students during his tenure. At the time of his retirement he had taught over 3,800 pharmacy students, many of whom credit him as instrumental in their success as excellent practitioners.

Karen M. Beecher ’69, ’70, PharmD was an active supporter of the Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association. This scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Beecher, supports PharmD students who are committed to becoming either a community or hospital pharmacist.

This endowed scholarship was established through a gift from the estate of Hazel Caldeira who believed strongly in the pharmacy education provided by the Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy alumni Jonathan Chan ’09, PharmD and Megan Chan ’13, PharmD, created this Powell-matched scholarship to honor Pacific alumna, The Honorable Consuelo Maria Callahan ’75. Judge Callahan earned a juris doctor degree in 1975 from McGeorge School of Law and is currently serving her third term as University Regent. Judge Callahan’s judicial experience began in 1986 when she was appointed Commissioner of the Stockton Municipal Court. In 1992, she was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to the San Joaquin County Superior Court, making her the first female and the first Hispanic to serve in that capacity. In 1996, Governor Wilson elevated her to serve on the Third District California Court of Appeal in Sacramento; she was the first person from San Joaquin County to hold that title in 73 years. In May 2003, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed President George W. Bush’s selection for Judge Callahan to be placed on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Gerald D. Griffin ’71, PharmD, MD is an emergency medicine physician/pharmacist in Pacific Grove. After receiving his PharmD from Pacific he went on to become a physician and served in the military for over 40 years. He also maintained a robust academic career with several faculty appointments and has published extensively on his research interests. He is an active researcher in areas of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, primarily focusing on returning veterans, and is dedicated to his work in the area of palliative care and hospice. In addition to his research and service to the community he is active as a military health care consultant to NATO and the Geneva Foundation. His legacy of service continues with the creation of this Powell-matched scholarship to help military veterans and their families pursue higher education.

Colleen R. Carter ’76, PharmD established this endowed Powell-matched scholarship to support pre-pharmacy students advancing to the Pacific PharmD program. Dr. Carter’s career includes leadership roles at Longs Drugs and Walgreens. She also served the University of California, Santa Barbara campus as a staff pharmacist. Dr. Carter served on the Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association Board as well as many professional association boards. She has served on California Pharmacists Association as a member of the House of Delegates since 1981 and as president of the Santa Barbara Pharmaceutical Association. In 2021, Dr. Carter was inducted into the California Pharmacy Hall of Fame.

Patrick Catania ’68, PhD, RPh retired from the School in 2006 after serving his alma mater for 36 years and was awarded the Order of Pacific, the University’s highest honor. He was the Department of Pharmacy Practice chair for many years and at the time of his retirement was the associate dean for academic affairs, in addition to being honored as California’s Pharmacist of the Year. He is remembered for his integrity, commitment to excellence and dedication. After 40 years of service, Harriet Catania ’70, PharmD retired as director of pharmacy at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in 2010. She served as director of pharmacy for over 30 years, including 20 years as the medical center’s residency director. She also served Pacific as an adjunct faculty member and preceptor. Drs. Pat and Harriet Catania were recognized as the 2011 Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association’s Alumni of the Year.

Herman R. Cenci was a young Fresno pharmacist who, with the help and encouragement of his wife, Esther, started their family-owned pharmaceutical manufacturing company. H.R. Cenci Laboratories grew roots in the Central Valley and would later become a national drug company. The Cencis were very supportive of the pharmacy profession and hosted receptions for doctors and pharmacists from all over the Central Valley for more than 20 years. This scholarship was established by Esther in memory of her husband after his passing in 2005.

Tony Chan ’77, PharmD and Virginia Chang Chan ’77, PharmD, along with their children Jonathan Chan ’09, PharmD and Megan Chan ’13, PharmD, created this Powell-matched scholarship fund to assist students pursuing a pharmacy career. The Chan family’s generosity can be seen across the University in scholarship, program support, facility enhancements and in research. As a successful pharmacy family, they are known in their communities to be inspiring and devoted advocates for health care and to provide support for those less fortunate. They believe, “Just as the University and the School nourish the Pacific family, the family should nourish the School.” Tony and Virginia have both served the University on the Board of Regents and they have encouraged many other family members to choose a Pacific education.

This Powell-matched endowed scholarship was established by the family of Jose Chang to honor his memory. Jose was the beloved brother of Virginia Chan ’77, PharmD.

Ann Morisoli established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship in memory of her son, Vincent Cochetti ’86, PharmD. Dr. Cochetti was dedicated to serving his community through the pharmacy profession and worked as a pharmacist locally at Walgreens, Hunnell’s Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Kaiser Permanente. He also served as a preceptor for numerous Pacific pharmacy students and was an active member of the California Pharmacists Association. Dr. Cochetti is remembered by his family, friends and colleagues for his deep commitment to his work as well as his adventurous spirit.

The Community Foundation of San Joaquin’s mission is to provide leadership, promote a culture of giving and create resources that address the needs of the community. They are committed to improving the quality of life for San Joaquin County residents and have been a long-time partner of the University. This Powell-matched endowed scholarship supports students from San Joaquin and Calaveras counties.

This endowed scholarship is in memory of Charles T. Countryman ’81, PharmD and is awarded to a first or second-year student from Contra Costa County in recognition of their academic achievements. While at Pacific, he was active in student governance and developed a flu vaccination clinic in El Cerrito.

This scholarship, provided by the estate of Ruby Dami, supports students pursuing professional degrees in the health sciences. This award is presented to a first-year student who has demonstrated leadership, academic achievement and conducted pharmacy research.

Charles P. Dezzani, a pharmacist, and his wife, Mabel (Miller) Dezzani, established this scholarship to honor his devotion to the future of pharmacy by supporting pharmacy students.

This scholarship was created in 2004 to honor the work of this pharmacy family. Theodore “Ted” Econome and Georgia Econome opened Land Park Pharmacy in Sacramento in 1955. As an active pharmacy professional he served as a mentor to many students and colleagues and was a sought after speaker at professional meetings. He served as President of the Sacramento Valley Pharmacists Association and founded their annual crab feed fundraiser. This scholarship, supported by many friends of the Sacramento Valley Pharmacists Association and his family and friends, honors his memory and his work as a leader in the profession and the community.

Donald G. Floriddia ’71, PhD established this scholarship in 2008 to honor his parents, Joseph and Lucille Floriddia. Dr. Floriddia served as a Pacific faculty member, associate dean and advisor. He served as associate dean of student and professional affairs from 2000 until his retirement in 2014. He was awarded the Order of Pacific in recognition of more than 40 years of mentoring students and alumni.

The Flowers Heritage Foundation is dedicated to identifying and addressing unmet needs in health care services and systems. The Foundation offers short and long-term public health solutions and works closely with partners, collaborators, communities and stakeholders to achieve successful and sustainable outcomes for the most fragile among us. The Foundation was established by pharmacist and adjunct faculty member Sylvester Flowers, RPh and is an outgrowth of his belief in giving back to the community.

Sharon Abbott Garcia established this scholarship to honor the memory of her husband, John Garcia ’64, RPh. As a young man he was mentored by a community pharmacist. In turn, he mentored many young pharmacists throughout his career. During a varied career in pharmacy, Garcia found a passion and an opportunity for innovation, problem solving and direct care to patients and pets at his compounding pharmacy in Berkeley. The first college graduate in his family, he overcame financial and academic challenges. Dean Ivan W. Rowland, PhD, the School’s inaugural dean, personally helped Garcia secure funds to enable him to complete his education.

Joseph S. Gee, PharmD was a loyal supporter and adjunct faculty of Pacific. He was instrumental in establishing hospital clerkships and residencies for Pacific students and served as a mentor to many alumni who became outstanding and caring practitioners and faculty members. In 1998, Dr. Gee was honored posthumously as Pharmacist of the Year by the California Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

As a student at Pacific, Richard Giambruno ’64, RPh was involved in Phi Delta Chi, the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and the California Pharmacists Association. He owned several Stockton community pharmacies and was recognized as a leader in the business community, as well as an activist in pharmacy affairs. He employed many pharmacy interns from Pacific and supported the San Joaquin Pharmacists Association.

After working at his father’s Midtown Pharmacy in Palo Alto, Jay Patrick Gould ’76 earned his pharmacy degree at Pacific. Gould told his parents of the difficulty some graduates experienced in repaying their student loans. In 1979, his parents established a scholarship to honor his memory.

Jerome “Jerry” Greene ’88, RPh is a pharmacist, teacher, professional leader and successful businessman as the owner of San Diego Compounding Pharmacy. He and his wife, Maria, established this scholarship in 2012 to support first-generation college students.

Clark H. Gustafson ’66, RPh and Pamela Gustafson ’67 (EDU) created this Powell-matched endowed scholarship to encourage students, preferably those from Kern or surrounding counties in California, to pursue pharmacy education. As successful business leaders in Bakersfield, they created Kern Pharmacies, Inc. in 1968 and expanded beyond traditional pharmacy in 1984 with the creation of Optimal Health Services. For 50 years, the Gustafsons provided the highest quality care to patients in the greater Central Valley while inspiring pharmacy students and professionals to expand their reach beyond traditional boundaries. As a dedicated member of the professional pharmacy community, Clark has served in countless leadership roles in local, state and national pharmacy organizations. He is a founding member of the Board of Governors of the Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Practice Program and the Dean’s Leadership Council at the School. He served on the Board of Regents for University of the Pacific from 2013 to 2020.

Clark H. Gustafson ’66, RPh and Pamela Gustafson ’67 (EDU) established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship to attract high-achieving prospective pharmacy students to Pacific. Scholarship recipients are recognized as Gustafson Scholars.

Garen Hovagimyan ’09, PharmD, a successful independent pharmacist, along with his siblings, Sevak Hovagimyan ’16, PharmD and Karine Hovagimyan ’17, PharmD, established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship to celebrate the education and career opportunities they received while inspiring others to achieve their goals.

The Kappa Psi Gamma Nu Education Foundation established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship to support pharmacy students who are current members of the Gamma Nu chapter of Kappa Psi. The foundation is committed to supporting students in their pursuit of a pharmacy career and promotes consistency in students’ educational endeavors.

The Kappa Psi Gamma Nu Education Foundation established this scholarship in honor of Larry Carnegie ’77, PharmD to support students who are current members of the Gamma Nu chapter of Kappa Psi. In addition to his leadership in Kappa Psi, Dr. Carnegie was also a member of the Stockton Board of Realtors and a parishioner of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.

Sharon Wong Fong ’66 established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship in honor of her professor, Cisco Kihara ’61, MS, who inspired her to pursue a career in pharmacy. Professor Kihara joined the Pacific faculty in 1957 and served until her retirement in 1973. Her love for teaching was evident throughout her time at Pacific, she saw each student as an individual and was committed to their success.

James C. King, PhD joined the Pacific pharmacy faculty in 1962 and is remembered fondly by many alumni. Dr. King is credited with developing the doctor of pharmacy clinical program. An innovative and entrepreneurial educator, he created the first decentralized clerkship program that serves as a model today, placing pharmacy students in practice sites throughout California and Hawaii. In 1992, he was awarded the Order of Pacific.

Miyuki Lancaster established this scholarship in memory of her son, Steven Lancaster ’95, PharmD, who graduated with honors from Pacific. Dr. Lancaster was a Thomas and Muriel Long Scholar, a Patron of Pacific Scholar, an Emmons E. Roscoe Scholarship recipient and earned Dean’s Honor Roll status in successive semesters. As a pharmacy manager he was very active as a volunteer with health care organizations such as Su Salud and Care Van.

Thomas J. and Muriel Long were strong supporters of students that serve the School as active leaders while maintaining high academic standing. They realized that the students who serve as the members of the student body leadership sacrifice time and financial resources. The Thomas J. Long Foundation presents this award to the current board of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists in recognition of their service to the School, to their classmates and to the pharmacy profession.

Thomas J. Long co-founded Longs Drugs with his brother, Joseph. The brothers opened the first location in 1938 in Oakland and went on to expand to 521 stores located in California, Hawaii, Nevada and Arizona. The Thomas J. Long Foundation, maintaining the commitment of its founders to support student scholarships, faculty fellowships, research and facility upgrades, established this scholarship to further assist students pursuing a career in pharmacy.

In January 2011, the Joseph M. Long Foundation and the Vera M. Long Foundation merged to form the Joseph and Vera Long Foundation. This organization continues their legacy of supporting qualified not-for-profit organizations involved with conservation, education and health care in the communities of Northern California and Hawaii. Joseph Long believed strongly that he should give to others in return for all that he had received in his lifetime.

Robert M. Long, late son of Joseph and Vera Long and nephew of Thomas J. Long, served as a Regent of University of the Pacific from 1981 until 1995. In his tenure as the CEO, president and chairman of the board of Longs Drug Stores, Robert remained a committed supporter of the pharmacy profession and was instrumental in providing scholarships for thousands of Pacific pharmacy students. This scholarship was established in memory of the legacy of Robert Long at his passing in 2014.

Thomas J. Long, co-founder of Longs Drug Stores, and his wife, Muriel, had many ties to the University, which motivated them to create this endowment. Muriel is a Pacific alumna and Thomas served on the University’s Board of Regents. Their daughter, Sidne Long ’69 is also an alumna of College of the Pacific.

Originally established in 1982 in memory of Charles Magnasco, this endowment was recently renamed to honor multiple generations of Magnasco pharmacy professionals. Charles Magnasco and his brother, Andrew, two well-known Stockton natives, graduated from pharmacy school at Idaho State in 1955 and 1957 respectively. When they learned that Pacific was seeking a dean for the new pharmacy school, they encouraged Dean Ivan W. Rowland, PhD to leave Idaho State and take on the challenge. Shortly after Dean Rowland’s arrival at Pacific, he started the Alpha Psi Chapter of Phi Delta Chi. Both Magnasco brothers returned to Stockton and created ongoing successful pharmacy businesses in the area. The next generation of Magnasco family pharmacists continued this legacy with Louis Magnasco ’84, PharmD and Andrew Magnasco, Jr. ’85, PharmD who in turn encouraged their children to pursue a pharmacy education at Pacific. This scholarship honors generations of Magnasco pharmacists and supports scholarly excellence and professional achievements of active members of their beloved fraternity.

After earning his doctor of philosophy from University of Nebraska, Marvin H. Malone, PhD embarked on a distinguished academic and research career that brought him to Pacific in 1969. His work encompassed the screening and assay of phytopharmecuticals, the pharmacology of inflammation, the dynamics of psychotropic and autonomic agents, biometrics and fertility regulation. He published more than 240 scientific papers and developed the well-known Hippocratic Screening. During his tenure at Pacific, he served as editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and as a consultant to both the World Health Organization and the State of California’s Medical Therapeutic and Drug Committee.

Charles Matuszak, PhD established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship in honor of his late wife, Alice Jean Boyer Matuszak, PhD. She taught pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry at Pacific for 37 years, from 1963 until her retirement in 2000. She was a pioneering faculty member of the School and a strong advocate for women pharmacists and scientists. This scholarship honors her legacy by helping students achieve their dreams and contribute positively to society.

The Erin Michael McGreevy Endowed Pharmacy Scholarship was created by the late Lucille McGreevy to honor her husband, a respected pharmacist in Auburn.

Timothy L. Miller ’67, RPh created this endowed scholarship to recognize his outstanding experience in pharmacy school and to financially assist students from the El Sobrante and surrounding areas who are pursuing a pharmacy degree. Miller, who worked in many different pharmacies throughout his career, indicated that his success through good times and hard times was a result of highly personalized, unique education and the Pacific faculty who took a special interest in him. His generous bequest celebrates the personal enrichment that he received as a student which supported him throughout his life.

Stanley James “Jim” Morisoli ’75, RPh and his wife, Deborah, along with their son, Adam Morisoli ’10, PharmD, and his wife, Brandice Morisoli ’07, ’11, PharmD, established this Powell-matched scholarship fund to assist pharmacy students who intend to pursue private practice pharmacy. Jim formerly owned American Surgical Pharmacy in Highland for 28 years before transitioning to Carlsbad where the family purchased Carlsbad Village Pharmacy. Truly a family operation, Jim and Adam, serve the community with personalized, convenient and efficient care. Jim served as a Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association board member for a decade and now his son, Adam, is carrying on the legacy of leadership by serving as a board member.

Chi Lieu Nguyen ’93, PharmD established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship to support pharmacy students. Dr. Nguyen operates the Kim Leader Pharmacy in Sacramento and has served as a preceptor for the School for many years. She completed a residency in clinical geriatric pharmacotherapy and a fellowship in geriatric pharmacotherapy. Dr. Nguyen is passionate about serving patients in her community and giving back to support the next generations of pharmacists.

Dean Emeritus Phillip R. Oppenheimer, PharmD and his wife, Teri, have been a part of the Pacific family since 1997. Dean Oppenheimer was known to put students at the center of his work, always focusing on what was good for the students, the profession and the University. In 2021, Dean Oppenheimer was awarded the Order of Pacific. The Oppenheimers established this Powell-matched scholarship to help cover travel expenses for students presenting research at a national conference.

This Powell-matched scholarship was established by Sundeep S. Gill ’00, PharmD and Elaine Gill ’98, JD to help pharmacy students reach their full potential. The Gills co-founded Sun Deep Cosmetics, Inc., a progressive private label manufacturer of natural and organic personal care cosmetics, toiletries and over-the-counter produces. They credit Pacific for shaping them into the leaders they are today. Dr. Gill was a member of the Gamma Nu chapter of Kappa Psi and speaking from personal experience he knows the importance of having a network of support as a pharmacy student.

The Pacific Pharmacy Golf Classic Scholarship was generously sponsored by AmerisourceBergen/Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Raley’s, Rite Aid, Save Mart, Pacific alumni and friends and other local supporters.

Peter B. Pappas ’84, MD, earned a bachelor of arts in biological sciences from University of the Pacific in 1984. Through his Adult and Pediatric Spine Research Foundation, he established this endowed scholarship in honor of his parents, Michael and Antoinette Pappas, who helped three of their eight children attend Pacific. This endowment honors his family’s dedication, their value of giving back to society and their commitment to health education at Pacific.

In honor of his parents, Rajul Arvind Patel ’01, ’06, PharmD, PhD and his wife Annie Patel  ’01, ’04, PharmD, PhD created this scholarship to assist dedicated students who have overcome personal hardships or challenges while pursuing a career in pharmacy.

The Alpha Psi Education, Scholarship and Leadership Foundation embodies the belief that investing in the development of student pharmacists and new professionals is an investment in improving the profession of pharmacy and health of our communities. This Powell-matched endowed scholarship supports active Phi Delta Chi brothers.

The Alpha Psi Education, Scholarship and Leadership Foundation was formed by a group of alumni with a vision to create and develop leaders in pharmacy, health care and communities. This award honors founding directors: Gary DeGuire ’89, PharmD, Wayne Gohl ’64, RPh, Rusty Hewitson ’68, RPh, Duane Isetti ’63, ’66, Edward Larimer ’69, RPh, Flint Pendergraft ’81, PharmD, Ralph L. Saroyan ’64, RPh, Jack Schlegel ’67, RPh and Arthur Whitney ’73, RPh. This Powell-matched scholarship recognizes a PharmD student for their involvement and executive leadership in Phi Delta Chi.

This Powell-matched endowed scholarship is provided by the Alpha Psi Education, Scholarship and Leadership Foundation in memory of Helen Rowland, wife of Ivan W. Rowland, PhD the School’s founding dean and founder of the Alpha Psi chapter of Phi Delta Chi.

After World War II, Dr. Mariano Que built what would become the Mercury Drug Corporation in the Philippines. Orphaned at a young age, he was only able to attend school up to the seventh grade. These formative experiences instilled in him the value of education and a deeply compassionate and generous spirit. Dr. Que and his wife, Estelita, were happy that two granddaughters decided to pursue their education at the prestigious Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy. This scholarship was created by the children of Dr. Mariano Que and Estelita Que to honor their memory and continue their legacy. This Powell-matched scholarship supports students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, exemplary integrity, service to the community and a willingness to go beyond their role as students to promote health around the globe.

This award was established by the Que-Andrada Foundation, whose members include Irene Andrada Solorio ’15, PharmD, Elena Que Andrada ’22, PharmD, and their parents, Fortune Que Andrada and Perfecto Andrada. The foundation is passionate about the development of innovative solutions to address the needs and improve the overall well-being of the elderly population. This Powell-matched endowed scholarship supports a pharmacy student with an interest in geriatric and global health.

Human rights activist, Anil Raj served on the board of Amnesty International and is remembered as a “lover of life.” In 2019, when he was 35 years old, Raj was killed in Afghanistan when the United Nations peace-keeping team he was a part of was targeted by violence. Raj is survived by his parents, Anita and Prithvi Raj, and his sister, April. A dedicated humanitarian, he is remembered for his passion and optimism. Family friends Drs. Mamoun and Shuchi Alhamadsheh have established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship in his honor. This scholarship honors his legacy of helping others.

In 1903, Louis Liggett decided to unite independent pharmacists and began what came to be known as the Rexall concept: “One person talking to another.” Rexall comes from “Rx for all.” The Rexall family of pharmacies focused on pharmacy care excellence and helped create the professional image of the community pharmacist through their line of nonprescription products and individualized care.

Emmons E. Roscoe, RPh, MS came to Pacific in 1955, along with Dean Rowland, to begin development of the School. As former dean at Idaho State who was dedicated to excellence, he brought wisdom and innovation in the founding of our School. He was a professor of pharmacognosy, the study and use of natural products as medicines. Emmons’ son, Charles W. Roscoe, PhD taught medicinal chemistry and is remembered for his work in structure-activity relationships, as well as the mechanisms of drug action. He was a leader in the funding efforts for the School’s first buildings on North Campus. This endowment was Powell-matched following a generous gift by Frank Roscoe and Elda Roscoe-Gustafson ’82, PharmD

Elda Roscoe-Gustafson ’82, PharmD established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship to support students who have had an absence from higher education of five years or more and have experienced challenges. Dr. Roscoe-Gustafson raised her family while simultaneously pursuing her PharmD and overcoming many hardships. She practiced as a community pharmacist in Merced.

The School’s founding Dean and his wife, affectionately known as “Team Rowland,” devoted their lives to developing the School. The scholarship named in their honor supports students from San Joaquin County.

Ralph L. Saroyan ’64, RPh returned to his alma mater in 1970 to become the first director of pharmacy student affairs and to develop the School’s first externship program. During his 32-year career at Pacific, Saroyan advised over 3,000 pre-pharmacy and pharmacy students. In 1985 he was recognized by National Academic Advising Association with the Outstanding Academic Advisor Award for the Pacific Region and in 1997 he received the Linwood F. Tice Friend of Academy of Student Pharmacists Award. He also served the Phi Delta Chi Fraternity as Grand President for the longest term in the fraternity’s history. This endowed scholarship is awarded to students who are actively involved in service to the community, exhibit leadership qualities and have demonstrated commitment to the pharmacy profession.

Charlotte and George Saroyan provided a solid foundation for four Saroyan pharmacists at Pacific. Sons Stanley V. Saroyan ’61 and Ralph L. Saroyan ’64, RPh and grandchildren Steven V. Saroyan ’98, PharmD and Sarah (Saroyan) Schoettler ’01, PharmD have demonstrated this family’s legacy in the profession. This scholarship, established to honor their parents and grandparents, is presented to pre-pharmacy students who have demonstrated active involvement in organizational leadership, community service and a commitment to and involvement in the profession of pharmacy.

This endowed scholarship was established in 1984 to honor Dean Warren J. Schneider, PhD, DVM who served as a professor of physiology and pharmacology and the School’s third dean.

John H. Shinkai, PhD was a longtime faculty member at Rutgers University School of Pharmacy. As a faculty member, he observed first-hand the challenges students had to overcome to pursue their degree, which inspired him to established this endowed scholarship to support their endeavors.

Dr. Shinkai established this scholarship in honor of his parents to promote the study of pharmacy among students of Japanese ancestry.

Frank and Joyce Roscoe created this Powell-matched endowed scholarship in honor of Donald Y. Shirachi ’60, PhD. Following pharmacy school, Dr. Shirachi received his doctorate in pharmacology at Purdue University in 1968. After doing a US Public Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of California, San Francisco Medical School, he joined the Pacific faculty in 1971. He is particularly remembered among alumni for teaching the physiology and pharmacology of endocrine function in the PharmD program.

This award is supported by a group of alumni who are committed to their alma mater and to the profession of pharmacy. Stanley Poncetta ’65, RPh, Michael R. Alexander ’65, RPh and Benjamin Kwong ’65, RPh founded this scholarship. Donors to this scholarship include Michael and Linda Alexander; Dominic Favero ’66, RPh and Joan Baccala-Favero ’65, RPh; Benjamin Kwong and Robin Kwong; Linda Poncetta; Randall Sasaki ’79, PharmD and Nancy Sasaki ’80, PharmD; and Alan Young ’66, RPh and Marlesse Young. It is their hope that students who receive the scholarship will continue the tradition of giving as alumni.

Bruce Toy ’77, ’81, PharmD, DDS and his wife, Deanna, established this Powell-matched endowed scholarship to support pharmacy students. Dr. Toy earned his PharmD in 1977 and his doctor of dental surgery in 1981, both from Pacific. He went on to become a dentist and has had his own dental practice for over 40 years. His dedication to improving the lives of others is evidenced by countless hours of volunteer service. Dr. Toy credits the School with giving him the chance to improve and change his life when he was unsure of his future. He has served on multiple University alumni association boards, including 10 years with the Pacific Pharmacy Alumni Association.

This scholarship was established with a gift from Robert E. Vessey, owner of Vessey Drugs, in honor of his son Richard Vessey ’75, RPh.

Founded in 1901, Walgreens is known for their commitment to customer care and convenience, state-of-the-art health care technology, and for giving back to the community. The story of Walgreens is the story of a company that has never rested on its laurels, finding ever-new ways to satisfy its customers and staying ahead of the curve in operating its business.

In 1966, Earl and Jean Wong, former owners of Dos Palos Drug Store, endowed this scholarship in memory of their son, Bryant K. Wong. This scholarship is awarded to a student from the Dos Palos area who has demonstrated academic achievement.

Nisha Saina-Zala ’09, PharmD and her husband, Jitesh Zala ’08, PharmD are dedicated to giving back to the School and this endowed scholarship honors their appreciation for the many opportunities afforded to them by their education. This scholarship supports the growth of students who have the potential to become future leaders in the pharmacy profession.

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