Pharmacy Alum Bobelle Harrell to Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Dec. 10, 2014

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bobelle Sconiers Harrell, a 1944 graduate of Auburn's Pharmacy School, will be posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal today in a 2 p.m. CT in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Several of her family members plan to be in attendance for the ceremony.

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Harrell, a native of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, will receive the award for her service with the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.

She attended the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University, and received her degree in pharmacy. She got her first job as a pharmacist in Anniston, Alabama, offering to work for free three days to prove herself.


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. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit

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