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UHCOP Inducts Boblitt, English, Pritchards and Spierses into Donor Recognition Society; Boblitt Receives 'Cougar Red Coat' for Milestone Giving

The UH College of Pharmacy's Mading Society of benefactors inducted six members into ranks — as well as bestowed a "Cougar Red Coat" for milestone giving — for the 2017 class.

Those inducted at the Mading Society Induction & Dinner Oct. 6 were:

  • Rita A. English, Pharm.D., M.S., B.S. ('89), R.Ph., consultant pharmacist with Superior Laboratory Services in Pasadena, Texas;
  • F. Lamar Pritchard, Ph.D., R.Ph., UH College of Pharmacy dean, and wife Judy Pritchard;
  • Julie Spier, R.Ph., B.S. ('86), R.Ph., director of Pharmacy Operations-Southern and Houston Divisions for Randalls-Tom Thumb-Albertsons, and husband Derek Spier, B.S., a Katy Independent School District teacher.
photo of Pritchard and Boblitt
Dean Lamar Pritchard presents the Mading Society 'Red Coat' to Robert Boblitt.

During the UHCOP Dean's Advisory Council meeting on the previous day, Pritchard welcomed Robert L. "Bob" Boblitt Jr., president of Houston-based Silver Eagle Distributors L.P., into the Mading Society and presented Boblitt with society's "Cougar Red Coat" for milestone giving of $100,000 or more. Boblitt recently established the college's first endowed professorship in memory of his late father, UHCOP faculty member and administrator Robert L. Boblitt Sr.

"The pillars of a truly exceptional academic institution are the students, faculty and staff, alumni and donors," Pritchard said. “UH College of Pharmacy is being raised to new heights every day, every month and every year, thanks to the strength and alignment of our pillars. The support of our alumni and friends is essential to our ascension to national prominence for the quality of our teaching, patient care and drug discovery programs."