The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy hosted the second annual Pharmacy Golf Outing on June 14, 2019. Players, faculty and sponsors worked together raising over $10,000 to support pharmacy students. This year’s fundraising will go towards the Dr. Bradley Shinn Memorial Scholarship.
Bradley Shinn, Pharm.D., was a professor of pharmacy practice at the University since 2007 and passed away in Feb. 2019. According to Debra Parker, Pharm.D., College of Pharmacy Dean, he was a talented teacher, a strong and passionate student advocate, a kind man, and truly a cornerstone of the program. “This event was a big success and a fantastic opportunity to raise support for an endowed student scholarship in Dr. Bradley Shinn’s name,” said Parker. “He was such a strong student advocate – I am confident that establishing a scholarship in his name to support student education would have meant a lot to him.”
Several pharmacy alumni attended the outing and lent their support to the scholarship fund. Kelsey Jimison ‘18 had classes as well as an advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotation with Dr. Shinn and valued his ability to teach concepts and his attentiveness. “He loved what he did and he really truly cared that his students succeeded,” she said. “When I was new to the college, my grandmother fell sick and he took the time to talk to me outside of class about her medication and the infectious disease part of it. If any student had any problem, he absolutely would set aside time for them.”
Students in Findlay’s College of Pharmacy will be eligible to apply for the scholarship. Moving forward, funding from future golf outing may go towards the scholarship fund or college initiatives such as pharmacy student scholarships, student travel, immunization outreach, and operations of the Telehealth Center. For more information about the College of Pharmacy, visit www.findlay.edu/pharmacy.