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History Stories

Mickey Smith, B.S. '60, M.S. '62, is something of a Renaissance man – a prolific author, historian, world traveler, marketer, academician and pharmacist. Smith used his passion for seeking and sharing knowledge to carve a unique path in pharmacy.

If you have ever passed by Jones Hall’s historic north entrance, you may have noticed a bronze statue of a man wearing fuzzy bunny slippers, but you may not know the story behind the slippers.

In the early 1950s, after talks between the Mound City Pharmacists Association and Arthur Schlicting, dean of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, three students were admitted to the College that would pave the way for students of color in pharmacy education as well as the profession.

In 1930, a group of students started assembling a history of pharmacy museum. Led by Eugene Clark, associate professor of pharmacognosy, the students reconstructed a pharmacy that captured the spirit of early American pharmacy.

Alicia B. Forinash, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP, professor of pharmacy practice, served as a co-author on the recently published Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation: A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk, 11th Edition.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy and its faculty have a long-standing tradition of incorporating the latest technologies to support student learning.

In October 1881, the Board of Trustees made the landmark decision to admit women into the pharmacy program. With the enrollment of Esther Wightman, the first woman to earn a pharmacy license in the state of Missouri, St. Louis College of Pharmacy would help pave the way for women in the pharmacy profession.

For 46 years, Evelyn Becker-Meyer has been inspiring her biology students to do their best in the classroom with a unique combination of humor,encouragement, and hands-on learning.

As the academic year came to a close, the class of 2016 took part in a tradition of pledging support to the College. Each year, outgoing graduates begin their new chapter as alumni by voting to determine a gift that will commemorate their time as student pharmacists.

Amid the roar of its diesel engine, a crane stretching more than fifty feet in the air slowly lifted one side of a three-story, 20-foot wide slab of concrete. Construction workers in their bright green vests double checked their tool belts, ready to spring into action. They were a part of a major milestone in the construction of the Recreation and Student Center (RAS) on the campus of St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

STLCOP hosted more than 240 alumni and friends during 2015 Reunion Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 7.

An historic year for St. Louis College of Pharmacy was capped off by the largest graduating class in the College’s history. The Class of 2015 will hold a special place as the College celebrated its 150th birthday year.

At an historic conference, St. Louis College of Pharmacy students and faculty were repeatedly recognized as outstanding contributors to the profession.

Since finals ended, St. Louis College of Pharmacy has had one thing on its mind: cake, specifically a four-foot-tall fiberglass cake

Bob Zebroski, professor of history, briefly examines how medicine has evolved in the past 150 years.

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