KATE MAYES. MARVIN SAMSON. ALLEN MISHER. Today's students recognize these names ─ emblazoned on three of their colleges ─ as readily as past generations have known J.K. and Eli Lilly, John Wyeth and the McNeil family.
All are part of a unique legacy: University of the Sciences is built on the generosity of donors who, over time, have helped prepare students to become pace-setters in pharmacy, science and health care.
For Kate Mayes P'76, PharmD'78, establishing the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy in 2007 was a way to anticipate needs. "It is critical," says Mayes, "that we have strong policies and effective, business-trained professionals in health care to take care of our aging population."
Marvin Samson, honorary alumnus and long-time board member, sees similar relevance in the Samson College of Health Sciences. "The most important job of the present is to educate future leaders and providers of health care," says Samson, whose gifts have substantially strengthened capacity at USciences.
Reflective of our tight-knit community, Misher College of Arts and Sciences is named in honor of the man who served as USciences' president between 1983 and 1994, Allen Misher P'59, PhD, HonDSc'95. "What should students, rightfully, expect from their college education?" asks President Misher. "They should expect to graduate with a solid foundation in the humanities as well as the superb professional training for which USciences is renowned. As donors, we make that possible."