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The Dean’s Circle

Dean Mark Leid (above), class of 1983, invites you to join the Dean’s Circle in honor of your favorite dean or faculty member, and help the college continue to grow and meet its mission.

Club 1891 Dean’s Circle

Did you know that pharmacy was one of the first four areas of study at Washington State University?

Established in 1891, the program began only one year after WSU’s inception as a land-grant university. As the oldest pharmacy school in the state, we are proud of the legacy we have built together. In 1913, Jessie Senora Sims Walker made history when she was the first African American to graduate from the University and our college. In 1970 we established our Drug Information Center as a service to Washington and began our pilot program for students to work in Spokane hospitals. Today, we remain on the cutting edge of research in natural product-drug interaction, cancer, nanotechnology and much more, while educating student pharmacists who end up working in a variety of professions.

Help us progress into the future by joining our Club 1891 Dean’s Circle today.

Dean’s Circle Donor Wall

For recent alumni who graduated within the last 10 years, annual gifts of $250 or more qualify for membership in the Club 1891 Dean’s Circle. As a recent alumnus, you play a critical role in the future of pharmacy practice and your continued involvement with the college is beneficial for many reasons, including networking, professional growth, and maintaining ties with your classmates. Recent alumni members of the Club 1891 Dean’s Circle will be invited to a private annual meeting with Dean Mark Leid, class of 1983.

All contributors of $1,000 or more to Club 1891 will be named members of the Dean’s Circle and recognized on a permanent donor wall in the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building in Spokane. Donors who name a space elsewhere in the building will also be named on the wall.

Giving levels

Recent Alumni: Alumni who graduated within the past 10 years, annual gifts of $250 or more qualify for membership in the Club 1891 Dean’s Circle.
Brick (small): $1,000 to $4,999 annually
Wood (large): $5,000 and above annually

If you have any questions about the Dean’s Circle, please contact us at or (509) 368-6675 .

How to Give

Give $1,000 or more to any fund at the college to join Club 1891. The link below will lead you to the Dean’s Excellence Fund and other funds at the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

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