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Release Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 9:43 AM
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College of Pharmacy's Evening of Excellence Honors Alumni


WASHINGTON (October 1, 2013) - Howard University College of Pharmacy held its inaugural Alumni Recognition Award and Scholarship Fundraiser: Evening of Excellence to recognize the achievements of its graduates and honor institutions that have supported the College.

The event was held at the Marriott at Metro Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, culminating three days of alumni- and student-centered events at the College. Dr. Thomas L. Harrison, D.O., R.Ph., delivered a rousing and inspiring keynote,  the Third Annual Legacy Lecture.

The recipients of the inaugural College of Pharmacy Alumni Award for Distinguished Postgraduate Achievement are Minnie Baylor-Henry, Esq., ('72) and Frederick Munford, Sr., R.Ph; MS, D.Min.  ('67). CVS Caremark received the inaugural Dean's Community Award.“Minnie Baylor-Henry and Dr. Munford proudly embody that indomitable  spirit of achievement and service that continues to define both the college of pharmacy and Howard University, " said Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph, dean of the College.

In accepting the Alumni Award, Baylor-Henry and Munford credited the College of Pharmacy with providing the educational foundation on which their successful and layered careers have been built.

"The education I received at the College of Pharmacy was unparalleled,” said Baylor-Henry.

Munford echoed Baylor-Henry’s sentiments, attributing his skills and professional success to his studies at the college.

Dean Wutoh thanked CVS Caremark for its longstanding support of the College and its initiatives, including the annual White Coat ceremony. Eileen Munch, Pharm.D, accepted the award on CVS's behalf. Tim DePault also represented CVS.

“We are honored by the award and look forward to our continued partnership," said Munch.

An Evening of Excellence was made possible through the generous support of the loyal advocates and supporters of the College.

Gold Sponsor: Leonard Edloe, Pharm.D

Silver Sponsors: Cardinal Health, Thomas L. and Frances Harrison

Bronze Sponsors: Grubb's Pharmacy,Howard University Pharmacy Alumni Association, College of Pharmacy's Board of Visitors, Norma Stewart. R.Ph.


The College of Pharmacy's mission is to provide pharmaceutical education of excellent quality to students with high academic, scholarship and leadership potential, with particular emphasis on the recruitment, retention and graduation of African-American and ethnically diverse students. The principal goals of the college are to recruit, train and educate those students to assume leadership roles in pharmacy; to produce skilled pharmaceutical care practitioners, proficient pharmaceutical scientists and competent educators to meet the challenges of the profession and society; to recruit and retain faculty dedicated to teach and mentor students, conduct research and pursue other scholarly activities, and to provide postgraduate and continuing professional education and community services that will enhance the quality of pharmaceutical care.


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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