For close to 30 years, Beverly Brunson served the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences as a leader in the Office of Student Services. Over the years she made it her mission to support all students, especially those from diverse and marginalized backgrounds. Now, upon her retirement, she continues that commitment through the Beverly Brunson Pharmacy Diversity Scholarship Fund. The scholarship, once funded, will provide support for diverse students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy and will continue the legacy of Beverly Brunson’s student-focused career.
If these students have one less thing to pay back, one less thing to worry about affording while they are putting themselves through school, it will make a world of difference on their future. - Beverly Brunson
When Beverly Brunson started with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy during the 90s, she knew right away that she wanted to have an impact on the student experience, with diversity being important to her personally. Long before diversity, equity and inclusion became buzzwords, Brunson administered some of the School's first diversity scholarships.
Her underlying goal has been to change the idea of a pharmacist from someone behind a counter in a lab coat. Beverly wants people to think of a pharmacist as someone they can talk to, someone who speaks their language, who looks like them, who understands their culture, someone who is accessible.
Please join us in celebrating Director Brunson's retirement by making a gift to the diversity scholarship in her name. One that will continue to provide students of color an opportunity to further their education and create change in the world of pharmacy.
To learn more about Director Brunson and her impactful work, please read her story.