1950s


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Kenneth Weller (Alumnus ’50) and James Boyer, winner of a $500 prize in a scholarship fundraiser.

1950

The Pharmaceutical Foundation of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy was established to support facets of the pharmacy program.


1951

An American Council on Pharmaceutical Education visiting team conveyed official approval of the efforts of the dean and teaching staff to continue raising the standards of the program.


1952

Ceremonies to dedicate the Pharmacy Building were held as faculty, students, and staff moved into the long-awaited pharmacy facilities on the Austin campus.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Architect’s drawing of new Pharmacy Building.

1953

The Pharmacy Extension Service was inaugurated to provide in-service training and postgraduate education. William B. Harrell became the first black to receive a pharmacy degree at the College.


1954

The Ph.D. program in pharmacy received final approval, marking a culmination of efforts by the faculty spanning six years.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

The University Drug Garden played a vital role in providing research material.

1955

“A Study of Manpower in Texas Pharmacy,” a survey of pharmacy’s manpower requirements for the future, was published. It was conducted annually until 1976.


1956

Phi Delta Chi was revived through the efforts of William J. Sheffield, who served as faculty sponsor.


1957

Esther Jane Wood Hall, a faculty member of the college, was awarded the first Ph.D. degree in pharmacy administration presented to a woman by an American university.


1958

In his annual report, Dean Burlage noted that the graduate program had developed slower than anticipated due to the low salaries budgeted for the college as compared with salaries for pharmacists in retail distribution.


College of Pharmacy History, The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jaime Delgado joined
the college faculty in 1959.

1959

The college adopted a five-year Bachelor of Science program which included a sequence of two pre-professional years followed by three years of professional studies.


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