Alumni & Giving
The University of Mississippi

Pharmacy Alumni Chapter

The Pharmacy Alumni Chapter is the organization that represents all graduates of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Alumni Chapter sponsors the annual Pharmacy Weekend the Distinguished Pharmacy Alumni of the Year awards and various other alumni gatherings throughout the year.

If you would like to be involved with the School of Pharmacy Alumni Chapter, please contact Mary Kate Skelton, pharmacy school alumni officer, at or call (662) 915-1878.

Pharmacy Alumni Chapter Board of Directors


Peter S. Ross – President
Billy R. Brown – President-Elect
Mary Kate Skelton – Executive Secretary

Board of Directors

Jaime A. O’Bar
Tonya F. Shackelford
William J. Stepp
Mary John White
Dillon Clark

Ex Officio Members

Donna Strum (Dean)
Stuart T. Haines
Kris Harrell
Beau Rayburn Cox
Adam Pate
Laura Gullett

Past Presidents

Robert L. Welch, Saltillo, MS – 2019-2021
Jonathan D. Pharr, Saltillo, MS – 2017-2019
Lee Ann Harper Griffin, Jackson, MS – 2015-2017
J. Todd Dear, Jackson, MS – 2013-1025
Jillian James Foster, Olive Branch, MS – 2011-2013
James A. Pittman, Jr., Madison, MS – 2009-2011
Shan C. Parker, Thompsons Station, TN – 2007-2009
Charles L. Wilkinson, Meridian, MS (Deceased) – 2005-2007
Jeffery W. Jones, Carthage, MS – 2003-2005
Johnny Mack Pittman, Cordova, TN – 2001-2003
Jane B. MacEachern, Covington, LA (Deceased) – 1998-2001
Dinah Jordan, Starkville, MS – 1996-1998
G. Clarke Johnson, Tupelo, MS (Deceased) – 1994-1996
Samuel E. Daniel, Beaumont, TX – 1992-1994
Robert B. Beaty, Lakeland, FL – 1990-1992
Robert V. Broadus, Madisonville, LA (Deceased) – 1988-1990
Walter J. Pierron, Jr., Monroe, LA – 1986-1988
Eugene B. Polk, Magee, MS (Deceased) – 1984-1986
John E. Haynes, Madison, MS (Deceased) – 1982-1984
Robert H. Hudson, Aberdeen, MS (Deceased) – 1980-1982
R. Frank Canada, Hernando, MS (Deceased) – 1978-1980
H. C. Rose, Jr., Ridgeland, MS (Deceased) – 1976-1978
James E. Parkin, Ridgeland, MS (Deceased) – 1974-1976
H. Luck Wing, Oxford, MS – 1972-1974
Perry T. Egger, Clinton, MS (Deceased) – 1972-1974
Marshall C. Smith, Hattiesburg, MS (Deceased) – 1972-1974
Edgar H. Lee, Jr., Horseshoe Bay, TX (Deceased) – 1968-1969
William E. Farlow, Jackson, MS (Deceased) – 1974-1976
R. Clinton Johnson, Jr., Leland, MS (Deceased) – 1966-1967

2023 Distinguished Alumni of the Year: Dr. Jimmie Valentine

2023 Early Career Award: Dr. Mary-Haston Vest