Pharmacy Charter Class surprises founding dean with scholarship in his name

He never saw it coming. Busy with all of the details for graduating the charter class from the USF College of Pharmacy, Kevin B. Sneed, PharmD, walked into an office in Carrollwood, thinking he was meeting with a donor of the College.

But once there, he saw a room full of familiar faces – community members, friends and family, and even his 93-year-old grandmother from Orlando, all of them cheering and applauding the founding dean of the USF College of Pharmacy.

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The ruse was necessary in order to surprise Dr. Sneed with the news that the charter class had established a scholarship in his name. It was important to the Class of 2015, as the founding class, to honor the founding Dean in a meaningful way and the entire Class was in on it – there was 100% giving participation from the students of the Class of 2015.

Called the Dean Kevin B. Sneed Inaugural Class Pharmacy Scholarship, the fund aims to offer scholarships to full-time graduate students pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy.

The ‘ambush’ offered Dr. Sneed a bit of turnabout – he is known to surprise incoming freshman pharmacy students with their acceptance letters in person.

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You can help support the Dean Kevin B. Sneed Inaugural Class Pharmacy Scholarship.

Donations are payable to the USF Foundation, Inc.

Please include in the memo line: Dean Kevin B. Sneed Inaugural Class Pharmacy Scholarship. Mail checks to: USF Health Development & Alumni Relations, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. MDC 70, Tampa, FL 33612-9986

Or donate online by clicking here: Click on USF Health College of Pharmacy, then choose Fund #240021 The Dean Kevin B. Sneed Inaugural Class Pharmacy Scholarship

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