College of Pharmacy




Generations in Pharmacy



Cougar pharmacists are some of the most highly sought-after pharmacy professionals for their expertise, professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit. One of the contributing factors to this is that Cougs are notoriously generous when it comes to mentoring, precepting or volunteering with the next generation of WSU student pharmacists. In fact, one of the things that sets the WSU College of Pharmacy apart from other pharmacy programs is the sense of community that comes from being a WSU Cougar.

As our late president Elson S. Floyd put it, “There is something special about WSU and even more special about being a Coug. It’s about family taking care of family.”

Our student pharmacists have coined it the “Cougar Pharm-ily.”

“When I came for my interview here I could tell that there was a really, really great sense of community. I could just see it among the faculty and among the student ambassadors that were at my interview and just thought that everyone was really welcoming,” said Jessica Chung, class of 2016. “I could tell that I would fit right in.”

The longstanding community within the College of Pharmacy cultivates a leadership and support mentality. Class cohorts of student pharmacists develop permanent close-knit bonds, as evidenced this past year by the class of 1965 establishing an endowed scholarship fund and challenging all succeeding classes to do the same to pay it forward for the future of pharmacy.

As alumni and their families stay connected, their children often follow in their parents’ footsteps to become Cougar pharmacists. The result is there are a growing number of families with several generations of WSU pharmacy alumni. We count this as a great point of pride that so many amazing pharmacists have chosen to be a part of our Cougar Pharmily, year after year.

GENERATIONS OF COUGAR PHARMACISTS

The Akers Family
Betty Akers, Washington State University, 1957
Gary Akers, Washington State University, 1958
Perry Akers, Washington State University, 1983
Patricia Pike, Washington State University, 1989

The Auers
Mike Auer, Washington State University, 1957
Brian Auer, Washington State University, 1984
Jonathan Auer, Washington State University, 1986
Kristen Auer-Adams, Washington State University, 1991

The Ball Family
Michael Ball, Washington State University, 1970
David Ball, Washington State University, 2007

The Basmeh Family
Nasser Basmeh, , Washington State University, 1993
Khalil Basmeh, Washington State University, 2016

The Bernhoft Family
Stanley Bernhoft, Washington State University, 1941
Jon Bernhoft, Washington State University, 1975
Erik Bernhoft, Washington State University, 2008

The Caldwell Family
Howard E. Caldwell, Washington State University, 1934
Lou Caldwell, Washington State University, 1962

The Carlson Family
Jim Carlson, Washington State University, 1980
Megan (Foster) Tilton, Washington State University, 2015

The Cox Family
David Cox, Washington State University, 1971
Craig Cox, Washington State University, 1999

The Cragheads
Robert Craghead, Washington State University, 1969
Michelle Craghead, Washington State University, 1993

The de Blaquiere Family
Gary de Blaquiere, Washington State University, 1971
Patricia de Blaquiere Sudick, Washington State University, 1973
Richard de Blaquiere, Washington State University, 2004

The Del Palacio Family
Albert Del Palacio, Jr., Washington State University, 1982
Alyssa Del Palacio, Washington State University, 2015

The Doanes
Wayne Doane, Washington State University, 1949
Ron Doane, Washington State University, 1950
Rick Doane, Washington State University, 1971
Ken Doane, Washington State University, 1975
David Doane, Washington State University, 1986

The Ewell/Cholaj Family
Edward Ewell, Washington State University, 1959
Monica Cholaj, Washington State University, 1982
Frank Cholaj, Washington State University, 1982

The Dunns
Nancy Dunn, Washington State University, 1984
Michael Tobin, Washington State University, 2002

The Gibbons Family
Everett Gibbons, Washington State University, 1956
Greg Gibbons, Washington State University, 1982

The Glockling Family
Michael Glockling, Washington State University, 1978
Michael Glockling, Jr., Washington State University, 2010

The Goodners
Ray Goodner, Washington State University, 1940
Steven Goodner, Washington State University, 1969

The Hendrickson Family
Paul Hendrickson, Washington State University, 1968
Melanie Kaiser, Washington State University, 1999

The Higgins Family
Nelson Higgins, Washington State University, 1926
Robert Higgins, Washington State University, 1957

The Jalalyers
Hedayatullah Jalalyar, Washington State University, 1999
Wrashmena Jalalyar, Washington State University, 2019

The Johnson Family
C. Homer Johnson, Washington State University, 1923
Joyce Hansell, Washington State University, 1941
Heather Gamache, Washington State University, 2004

The Johnson Family
Mark Johnson, Washington State University, 1982
Brian Johnson, Washington State University, 1983
Nathan Johnson, Washington State University, 2018

The Jones Family
Erwin Jones, Washington State University, 1926
Erwin Jones, Jr., Washington State University, 1966

The Kleinbergs
Michael Kleinberg, Washington State University, 1998
Krista Kleinberg, Washington State University, 1997

The MacIntosh Family
Earl MacIntosh, Washington State University, 1955
Barbara MacIntosh, Washington State University, 1956
Scott MacIntosh, Washington State University, 1986

The Murray Family
Donald Murray, Washington State University, 1952
Dale Murray, Washington State University, 1981

The Nemeths
Ilona Nemeth, Washington State University, 1978
Anita Nemeth, Washington State University, 1993
Thomas Nemeth, Washington State University, 1994

The Norris Family
Lawrence H. Norris, Sr., University of Minnesota, 1920s
Lawrence Norris, Jr., Washington State University, 1951
Mark Norris, Washington State University, 1976

The Oftebros
John Oftebro, Washington State University, 1965
Jessica Oftebro, Washington State University, 2008

The Olson Family
James Olson, Washington State University, 1982
Jeniffer Olson, Washington State University, 2005

The Pokrifchak Family
Constance Pokrifchak, Washington State University, 1971
Matthew Pokrifchak, Washington State University, 2011

The Porters
Michael Porter, Washington State University, 1998
Emily Porter, Washington State University, 2014

The Redmonds
Robert Redmond, Washington State University, 1965
David Redmond, Washington State University, 1996

The Roberts Family
Mac Roberts, Washington State University, 1923
Marshall Roberts, Washington State University, 1957
Patricia Primmer, Washington State University, 1986

The Schrempp Family
Flugence Schrempp, Washington State University, 1960
Chris Schrempp, Washington State University, 1982

The Stockers
Gerald Stocker, Washington State University, 1955
Kristin Brown, Washington State University, 1985
Jennifer Brumblay-Dailey, Washington State University, 1985

The Thompsons
Mary Sue Thompson, Washington State University, 1953
Lorraine Jordan, Washington State University, 1987

The Turner Family
Geraldine Turner, Washington State University, 1956
Nanette Spedden, Washington State University, 1982

The Tyrrells
Terry Tyrrell, Washington State University, 1980
Andrew Tyrrell, Washington State University, 2014

The Zaro Family
Brian Zaro, Washington State University, 1983
Sarah Zaro, Washington State University, 2015

DID WE MISS YOU?
Are you or someone in your family a second or third-generation Cougar Pharmacist who is not listed here? We would love to include your names on our generations list! Please contact our alumni relations office at gocougs@pharmacy.wsu.edu.