UHCOP Mading Society Welcomes New Members into Ranks
Considered one of the greatest American philosophers, the 19th century physician, psychologist and educator William James once said, "The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it."
The individuals, corporations, foundations and associations of the UH College of Pharmacy's Mading Society have demonstrated their greatness in the countless patients whose lives and quality of life will be improved in the decades ahead through the care provided by the students and programs which they support.
Mading Society members inducted nine individuals into their ranks at the 2015 Mading Society Induction & Dinner Oct. 16 at the Bell Tower on 34th Street in Houston. The inductees have given back to the college in a variety of ways, including through endowed or annual scholarships, sponsorships for the college's annual golf tournament (which in turn provides scholarship and travel awards), and planned gifts.
This year's inductees were:
- Linda Vu Caesar, Pharm.D. ('98), and Greg Caesar;
- Carl W. Driever, Ph.D.;
- Joe Clay Fischer Jr., R.Ph. (B.S. '86);
- Jennifer Harrison, Pharm.D. ('05), and Jeffrey Harrison, Pharm.D. ('05);
- Michael D. Monzingo, R.Ph. ('78); and
- Paula Sabrsula, R.Ph. ('84), and Scott Sabrsula.
In addition, the Mading Society also bestowed its highest honor for those who have surpassed the milestone of $100,000 in lifetime or cumulative giving: a Cougar red sports coat emblazoned with the college coat-of-arms.
Pritchard presented the coat to recent Golden Cougar honoree and Dean's Advisory Council member Celso Cuellar Jr., R.Ph. ('65), who has supported the college through endowed scholarships in memory of his parents and in honor of his sisters as well as support for the college's new home in Health and Biomedical Sciences Building 2.
The Mading Society was established in 1997 by UHCOP to recognize individual donors who have made gifts or bequests of $10,000 or more to the college. In 1998, membership privileges were extended to corporations and foundations that contribute $25,000 or more in cumulative gifts to the college.
The society was named in memory of Cora and Webb Mading, the first major benefactors of the college. Upon the death of Mr. Mading in 1953, the college was bequeathed $20,000 to establish an endowment for students.
For more information on Mading Society membership, please contact UHCOP Advancement Director Matt Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-743-6545.