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Release Date: Friday, April 4, 2014 4:52 PM
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Howard University Interim President to Serve As Keynote Speaker at Pharmacy Alumni Association’s 34th Annual Scholarship Gala
Dr. Wayne A.I Frederick
WASHINGTON (March 20, 2014) - Howard University Interim President to Serve As Keynote Speaker at Pharmacy Alumni Association’s 34th Annual Scholarship Gala.

Howard University Interim President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick will deliver the keynote address at Howard University Pharmacy Alumni Association’s annual Scholarship Gala on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Greenbelt Marriott in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Over the past fifty-five (55) years the Pharmacy Alumni Association has provided philanthropic support to the College of Pharmacy exceeding one million dollars. Its efforts have resulted in the establishment of the Chauncey I. Cooper Fund and the Pharmacy Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship. The Cooper Fund and Endowed Scholarship provide direct scholarship support to students in the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program and the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D) program.
“As we celebrate 55 years of visionary service and philanthropic support to the College, we are pleased that Dr. Frederick, a fellow bison and leader in the fields of education, administration and healthcare has agreed to serve as the keynote speaker,” said Wallene Bullard, Pharm.D ’94 president of the association.

Scholar, surgeon, researcher and respected administrator, Frederick previously served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer with oversight of Howard's 13 schools and colleges as well as its health sciences enterprise.

Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Frederick came to Howard University at age 16 with a dream of becoming a physician. His passion to serve and to heal was driven by the personal impact of sickle cell anemia, a hereditary disease Dr. Frederick has lived with since birth. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the College of Arts and Sciences and his medical degree from the College of Medicine at age 22. Dr. Frederick later earned a Master of Business Administration from the School of Business.

“The members and supporters of the pharmacy alumni association are truly an asset to the College of Pharmacy. Their continued provision allows the College to provide support for students often necessary to access a high quality education.,” said Anthony Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph, Dean, College of Pharmacy.

Dean Wutoh further stated that “with the alumni association’s continued support, I am confident that the College will continue to build on both its legacy, and on our recent successes.”

In addition to raising funds for scholarships, the gala also honors the achievements of alumni and faculty of the College. This year’s honorees are:

  • Leroy Bradley R.Ph. (class of 1967 ) Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
  • Patricia Noumedem Pharm.D. (class of 1994 ) Distinguished Faculty Award

Pauline Guthrie, Pharm.D, Vice President of the Association, stated, “Both Mr. Bradley and Dr. Noumedem have positively impacted the lives of countless individuals in our profession and the College. This recognition is well deserved and I congratulate them.”

Cardinal Health is the Gold Sponsor of the Scholarship Gala. ”The support of sponsors like Cardinal Health bolsters our efforts to provide even greater financial support to deserving prospective and current students.” said Bullard.

Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Grubb’s Pharmacies, and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, are Bronze Sponsors of the Scholarship Gala. Their support along with that of Cardinal Health will directly benefit students of the College.

The gala begins at 6:00PM at the Greenbelt Marriott located at 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please email Dr. Frederick Munford at or visit


Founded in 1959, the Pharmacy Alumni Association is a professional constituent club of the National Howard University Alumni Association. Its mission is to cultivate and promote the art and science of pharmacy and its collateral branches; to foster fraternal relations among alumni of the College of Pharmacy, students, faculty and staff and to help raise the standards and improve the methods of pharmaceutical education. The Pharmacy Alumni Association receive funds by deeds, donations, gifts, bequests or otherwise to support the programs, activities and scholarly initiatives of the College of Pharmacy while providing opportunities to its members for post graduate professional advancement.

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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