Boyd Granberg's 100th Birthday Virtual Celebration

Celebrate Boyd Granberg's 100th birthday as we toast to his achievements and contributions, and connect with fellow pharmacy graduates.

The evening will include a program of memories and a presentation on Dr. Granberg’s impact on the pharmacy profession and the college, with comments from Dr. Rick Morrow and Carl Jakopec, PH’69. Following the program, we will have breakout sessions by graduation decade and by professional fraternities. During these small group breakouts, guests will have the opportunity to connect with one another.

When: Saturday, April 24 at 6:30 pm CT
Platform: Zoom (A link will be emailed to registered participants prior to the event. A phone number to call into the event will also be made available.)

Boyd GranbergAbout Boyd Granberg: During his 34 years at the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Drake University from 1950-1984, Dr. C. Boyd Granberg devoted his career to academic scholarship, service to his profession, and the enlightenment of his students. He joined the Drake faculty in 1950 as an associate professor of pharmacy and served as Dean of Drake's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences from 1977 to 1984. He was also the faculty advisor to the Kappa Psi fraternity.

Dr. Granberg was the editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education from 1961 to 1974, editor of Remington's Practice of Pharmacy, collaborated on the book, Remarkable Pharmacists, and was chapter author of the 15th edition of Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was also a member of the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education Board of Directors from 1976-1982. He is a past president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Iowa Pharmacists Association, which named him Pharmacist of the Year in 1984. He also received the Drake Medal of Honor in 1998 and the Weaver Medal of Honor in 2000.

Dr. Granberg’s influence spans over three decades of students and today’s alumni continue to share stories of his leadership. As he nears his 100th Birthday, we invite you to join us for a celebration of this milestone as well as the impact of the awards that have been established to honor his contributions to his former students, Drake’s pharmacy program, and the pharmacy profession

For event accommodations or questions, please contact Alex Rosburg, administrative assistant, CPHS, at or 515-271-2480.


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Saturday April 24
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Celebrate Boyd Granberg's 100th birthday as we toast to his achievements and contributions, and connect with fellow pharmacy graduates.
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