HSOP Celebrates 2015 Hargreaves Day

April 20, 2015

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – The Harrison School of Pharmacy celebrated its annual Hargreaves Day on Friday, April 10 at the Auburn Intramural Fields. After last year’s cancellation, the first in the event’s history, the 2015 version was abbreviated because of weather.

PHOTOS: Photos from the 2015 Hargreaves Day

Students, faculty and staff competed in Tug of War, the Pentathlon (Three-legged Race, Leap Frog, Wheelbarrow, Sack Race, Dizzy Bat), a food drive and volleyball, which was eventually cut out because of rain. The HSOP Band also played during lunch.

“Hargreaves Day was a great day full of camaraderie and laughter,” said Brett Sullivan Driver. “This year, we were excited to have our faculty/student band perform throughout the day. Everyone had a great time listening to our fellow colleagues play in the band, cheer their team, or participate in the sporting events.

“The committee is excited to begin planning for next year’s Hargreaves Day. Thank you to all who participated and who came out to support.”

Along with the work of the Hargreaves Committee, the event was made possible by the kind support from sponsors McKesson, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens and the Auburn Pharmacy Alumni Association.

The P4/Faculty/Graduate Student team won the Hargreaves Day trophy after taking wins in the Pentathlon and Food Drive. The P3 team won the Tug of War.

Hargreaves Day is named after former HSOP professor George W. Hargreaves, a faculty member at Auburn from 1926-73. Hargreaves spent 47 years at Auburn, passing away in 1975 and taught “every subject in the pharmacy curriculum with the exception of dispensing pharmacy.” More than a professor, he was a friend and mentor to so many. Always with an eye toward the future of his charges, he was the first to see the importance of initiating senior visits to pharmaceutical firms in 1946. Remarkably, he was also golf coach for nine seasons at Auburn. After his death, a scholarship in his memory was established by his wife, Jewel. Through it, his memory lives on and keeps giving to future generations of Auburn pharmacists.

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About the Harrison School of Pharmacy
Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy is ranked among the top 20 percent of all pharmacy schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the School offers doctoral degrees in pharmacy (Pharm.D.) and pharmaceutical sciences (Ph.D.) while also offering a master’s in pharmaceutical sciences. In 2014, the school adopted the slogan, “Making Medications Work Through Innovative Research, Education and Patient Care.” For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

Last Updated: April 20, 2015