Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2002-01-18
Dr. Joseph O. Dean, Jr., Dean of Samford University's McWhorter School of Pharmacy, has received the 2001 Dean's Recognition Award given by the American College of Apothecaries (ACA).

The award recognizes outstanding service to community pharmacy practice by a dean of a college or school of pharmacy. The award was presented at the ACA's recent annual conference.

Dr. Dean began his career as the owner of an independent pharmacy in Helena before making a career change to pharmacy education and higher education administration. A Birmingham native and graduate of the Samford pharmacy school, he has been dean of the school since 1991.

As dean, he established McWhorter School of Pharmacy's Center for Advancement for Pharmaceutical Care Development in Community Pharmacy. The Center works with community pharmacists throughout Alabama to improve the use and application of drug therapy.
 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.