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Pharmacy Homecoming Weekend 2017

Join us this fall for the return of Pharmacy Weekend, which will take place on October 20-21 in Spokane and Pullman. On Friday, October 20 we will gather for our first-ever Crimson Gala where we will honor R. Keith Campbell with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the WSU College of Pharmacy. Keith will be recognized for his outstanding commitment and lifetime of service to the college and pharmacy profession. All proceeds from this event will be used to name the R. Keith Campbell Applied Patient Care Lab in our building and also provide support for our student pharmacists.

Event details:

R. Keith Campbell Crimson Gala - Friday, October 20, 2017
WSU College of Pharmacy Gala honoring R. Keith Campbell, Professor Emeritus
Dress to impress: black tie optional
DoubleTree Hotel, Spokane
6:30 p.m. - Reception, dinner & live auction
Give to the R. Keith Campbell Naming Fund
Sponsorship opportunities


Hotel information
The DoubleTree is reserving a block of rooms for our event at a special rate of $105 for a standard room. To reserve a room you must call 1-800-222-TREE (8733) and ask for the “RK Campbell Event" room block. This block of rooms will be held until September 20, after this date it will be based on availability.

Homecoming Tailgate Party - Saturday, October 21, 2017
WSU v. Colorado Homecoming Game
Wegner Hall parking lot, 2 hours prior to kickoff (game time TBA)
Game tickets: Use the promo code PHAR to get a seat with the pharmacy group!
Cougar Express from Spokane to Pullman

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Chairs: Manpreet Chahal (chair), Merrie Kay Alzola (vice-chair)
Regional coordinators: Dalari Allington, Leon Alzola, Brandon Arthur, Keith Campbell, Mel Coughlin, Wendy Coughlin, Gerry Danquist, Eleanor Doss, Jason Doss, John Oftebro, Chuck Paulsen, Steve Riddle, Patrick Tabon, Mary Wen.

Alumni benefits

As alumni of the WSU College of Pharmacy, you can save on continuing education programing offered through the college.

Pharmacy alumni receive $100 off the course tuition for Diseases, Complications, and Drug Therapy in Obstetrics-Health Care Professionals (2.7 CEUs)

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Featured giving priority

R. Keith Campbell Naming Fund for the Applied Patient Care Lab
Proceeds from this fund will contribute to name the R. Keith Campbell Applied Patient Care Lab in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building on the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane. Funds will then provide support for our student pharmacists.

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