CoP Alumni Weekend Highlighted With Waters Lecture and Gratitude Event

As a part of its alumni weekend, the College of Pharmacy will host the Kenneth L. Waters Lecture and Dose of Gratitude for the first time since COVID-19 on Friday, November 11. 

For the lecture portion of the weekend, Dean Kelly Smith will moderate a panel themed around COVID-19’s impact on pharmacy practice, featuring panel members who are prominent within the pharmacy community.

This year’s panel members include:

  • Nimesh Jhaveri, MBA, R.Ph. — President, Community Pharmacy, and Senior Vice President of McKesson Corporation 
  • Hugh Chancy ’88, R.Ph. —  Owner of Chancy Drugs and President-Elect of the National Community Pharmacists Association Board of Directors
  • Sharmon Osae, PharmD, BCACP — UGA Clinical Assistant Professor and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist 

Dose of Gratitude, which will follow the Waters lecture, is a special event held every year that recognizes and honors individuals who donate money to the College of Pharmacy. The College received more than $5 million in donations last year alone. 

This year will be the Waters lecture’s 40th birthday. Serving as a tradition since 1982, the lecture series intends to bring prominent leaders in the pharmacy community to share their thoughts and perspectives as well as honor the achievements of alumnus and former Dean Kenneth L. Waters. 

Waters served as dean of the College of Pharmacy for 29 years and played a fundamental role in the development of a five-year program in the College as well as the creation of a graduate program that led to the Masters Degree and Doctor of Philosophy. 

Waters also oversaw the completion of a multi-million dollar building for the College that rapidly facilitated student-body and faculty growth upon its completion in 1964.

The time and location of the Waters lecture will be announced soon. Dose of Gratitude will follow at 6 p.m. in the Richard Special Collections Libraries Building. 

For more information, contact Lee Snelling, Senior Director of Development & Alumni Relations.