- Academic Programs
- Faculty and Staff
- Alumni and Partners
- Supporting the College
A recently completed survey highlighted the growing food insecurities among our pharmacy students. Our Alumni Advisory Board is tackling this issue and is developing a support strategy that includes building a “toolbox” for all pharmacy students that contains budgeting information, healthy inexpensive meal planning, and that also creates an emergency discretionary Dean’s fund, with alumni board oversight, to support student success in the face of financial challenge impacting their well-being.
Special thank you to the Food Fueling Success initiative Ad Hoc Committee chairs, Nancy Louie Lee ('79) and Katie LaRue ('18), for spearheading this initiative. Please follow the link below to read their letter to OSU College of Pharmacy Alumni & Friends of the College, on being involved regarding food insecurity and our pharmacy students.
We named this initiative “Pat’s Crock Pots” after faculty member Pat Chase made the inaugural donation for our slow cooker fund. Alumni will have the opportunity to fund a student with a slow cooker and ingredients for three days of healthy meals. Students will learn to cook these meals in Kate's Culinary Compounding Classes.
Benny's Beans will include a food pantry in both Corvallis and Portland for our students. Benny's Beans will host an annual Pharmacy Rx for Success Chili Cook-Off starting this Spring 2020! All of the funds raised will help stock the food pantries. The winner of the cook-off will have their recipe featured in the Benny's Beans cookbook that will also raise funds for the food pantries.
Alum and Advisory Board member, Kate James, well known for her pharmacy compounding (and cooking) skills, has offered to run “Culinary Compounding Classes” each term to tackle teaching our students inexpensive slow cooker meal planning! Additionally, faculty member Aleksandra Sikora, has offered to teach affordable cooking and help compile affordable recipes for our students.
These Donation Categories will be noted in the front of the cookbook with the winning chili recipe featured as the opening recipe.
Your donation of $100 will pay for a slow cooker and food for three days of healthy meals for a pharmacy student.
Your donation of $150 will fund one student in the “Pat’s Crock Pots” program and places an additional $50 in the “Benny’s Beans” OSU College of Pharmacy food pantry fund, to feed our students on our Corvallis and Portland campuses via our food pantries. We invite all our alumni to consider making a donation—and providing us with an accompanying affordable slow cooker recipe for use by our students. We envision the creation of a cookbook containing affordable, simple and nutritious recipes, for our students!
-Extraordinaire $2,500 and above
1. Develop a Dean's Emergency Grant fund to support students with expenses as they enter the profession (attending conferences and supporting the ongoing food pantries on the Portland and Corvallis campuses)
2. Create a “welcome toolbox” including information, a lunchbox system, additional support materials and referrals to ongoing support
3. Develop and provide for sale, compiled recipes including winners of an annual “Pharmacy “Rx For Success” Chili Cook-Off” each spring, that will provide funding for the Benny’s Beans program.
Projects which provide support to benefit current OSU College of Pharmacy Pharm.D students and alumni.
This inspiring group of women pharmacy leaders and OSU College of Pharmacy alumni have been meeting annually since 2014. Our Women in Pharmacy strive to engage with the College's extensive alumni network in order to bring together women pharmacists, students, and friends on important initiatives that will add value to student and alumni success.
Provides opportunities to assist OSU College of Pharmacy students in building their professional wardrobe by offering resources that will allow them to obtain clothing items that can be worn during job interviews and in a professional workplace.