OSU College of Pharmacy's

Women in Pharmacy Organization

To harness and engage women graduates of OSU College of Pharmacy to create initiatives that support alumni and Pharm.D students at OSU College of Pharmacy.

Annual Women in Pharmacy Luncheon

The 7th annual OSU College of Pharmacy Women in Pharmacy Event, on Friday May 7, 2021 was held virtually, was a fantastic gathering of our women alumni and friends of the College. The OSU College of Pharmacy and our alumni have contributed largely to the overall legacy and success of the institution and our Women in Pharmacy have been among our many proud contributions.

Each year guests share stories from their careers and offer inspiring words of encouragement to the students in attendance. Susan Poole (’69) Women in Pharmacy Chair lead a group discussion about the organization’s current and future initiatives.

The 8th annual OSU College of Pharmacy Women in Pharmacy Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 6th, 2022 details to come soon. 

Interested in engaging with the

Women in Pharmacy? 

Contact pharmacy@oregonstate.edu to be added to the group. 

OSU Women in Pharmacy Initiatives

Projects which provide support to benefit current OSU College of Pharmacy Pharm.D students and alumni. 

Current Initiative: Rx For 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 work place.

"Many pharmacy students, including myself, struggle when it comes to choosing items of clothing that are both comfortable and appropriate for professional settings such as a job interview or workplace. Rx for Success and our community partnerships provide a great resource for those students to gain access to clothing experts who can help us learn what is appropriate professional attire and how to choose items that work best for us as individuals." Sami Vosika ('21)

Pictured: Trang Duc ('21), Sharon Rask ('88), Jessica Hendrix ('21), Shari Dunn and Sami Vosika ('21)

Community Partners:

Dress for Success of Oregon

Located in Portland, Dress for Success of Oregon provides woman with a personal consultation and assistance in building a professional wardrobe. Each woman leaves her appointment with 5 articles of clothing and training on how to pair those items with other clothing items they already own. Consultations for hair and makeup application are also available. A referral must be made for each participant prior to the appointment. To receive a referral please contact Rx For Success chair Sharon Rask ('88).

Oregon Dress For Success


Benny's Business Closet

Benny's Business Closet is a student run organization that provides gently used professional attire at reduced prices. This service is open to all OSU Students and is located in Milam Hall room: 027.

Benny's Business Closet


Second Glance

Second Glance is a high-end clothing resale store located in downtown Corvallis. Business owner, Nancy Knseisel refers to her store as a "fashion recycling shop" and has many items to assist a young professional in beginning their business wardrobe at reduced prices. Please visit Second Glance for a consultation. 


Second Glance

The Natty Dresser

The Natty Dresser is a full service menswear shop located in Downtown Albany. They offer an assortment of men's clothing from casual to professional attire including accessories such as shoes, neckties, socks and belts.

The Natty Dresser

Current Initiative: Oregon as the National Leader in Pharmacist Prescribing 

Following HB2879 signed in to law July 6th, 2015 and implemented on January 1st, 2016 "A pharmacist may prescribe and dispense hormonal contraception..." OSU College of Pharmacy created a certification program titled Comprehensive Education and Certification for the Prescribing Pharmacist. With proper completion, the program allows pharmacists to not only to dispense but also to prescribe hormonal contraceptives. At this years luncheon Lorinda Anderson, PharmD, discussed with guests the current progress within Oregon and across the nation. Future goals include pharmacists prescribing of acute treatments, antimicrobials and chronic medications.  

A study done by OSU College of Pharmacy Drs. Lorinda Anderson, Dan Hartung and Maria Rodriguez was recently published in Obstetrics & Gynecology titled "Pharmacists Provision of Hormonal Contraception in the Oregon Medicaid Population." The study was then featured in Portland Business Journal and The Oregonian

Pictured: Lorinda Anderson