HSOP Wins Dean's Challenge in Support of Beat Bama Food Drive

November 16, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. – The Harrison School of Pharmacy won this year’s Dean's Challenge, a competition between colleges and schools on campus to see which one can collect the most food and money for the Beat Bama Food Drive. Students from the winning college get the opportunity to pie their dean in the face.

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The Dean's Challenge, sponsored by the Committee of 19, raised 2,600 of the 5,500 pounds collected during Hunger Week, a week focused on advocacy, awareness and fundraising events for the War on Hunger.

“Beat Bama Food Drive supplies a large portion of the canned food items the Food Bank relies on throughout the year, so supporting this cause is an important part of the work we do as an organization,” said Adam Brasher, Committee of 19 president.

Lee Evans, dean of the Harrison School of Pharmacy, was pied in front of the school on Oct. 31.

“I am very proud of our student pharmacists, faculty and staff for their participation in providing food for people in need. Our participation at this level is consistent with the mission of our program and the caring that all pharmacists bring to their communities,” said Evans. “Our participation has been pretty consistent for a number of years and I am confident that it will continue. The pie tasted pretty good!”

Since 1994, the Beat Bama Food Drive has united students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members in the fight against hunger and poverty in East Alabama. The competition has donated nearly 3 million pounds of food since its inception. The 23rd annual Beat Bama Food drive began Oct. 1 and ends Nov. 16. Donations collected by Auburn University will go to the Food Bank of East Alabama.

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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. For more information about the School, please call 334.844.8348 or visit http://pharmacy.auburn.edu.

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Last Updated: November 16, 2016