January 18, 2015 |
Rebecca Kim had just started her freshman year at Temple University when she uploaded a video to YouTube as part of a school project describing herself. She was a Presbyterian and had just graduated from Wissahickon High School in Ambler, she said. She wanted to attend pharmacy school "for several reasons, like loving chemistry and wanting to work with and serving people. " "I'm allergic to apples but I eat them anyway," she said. She didn't know how to swim. "I nearly drowned at least three times, once at a beach.
March 9, 2013 |
Mike Gault knew he wanted to go to pharmacy school, but as a Gloucester County College student, he knew his school did not have a pre-pharmaceutical program. So he created his own ad hoc program, and left the school in 2011 with 81 credits, just a physical-education class or two short of an associate degree in chemistry. Gault and John Covotta, a 2012 graduate, returned this week to share their stories with professor Robert Rossi's organic chemistry classes. "Me and Mike are doing pretty well compared to the rest of the class," Covotta, 20, of Mount Laurel, said Thursday.
January 20, 2013 |
His father's plumbing supply business on Germantown Avenue was not Arthur Lorber's chosen destination when he graduated from Central High School in 1943. An accomplished student, a Barnwell Scholar, he was intent on becoming a doctor. He enrolled in a premed course at Temple University School of Pharmacy, and soon ascended to the top of his class. While he was still a freshman, World War II intervened. It redirected the course of his life, not just for the next three years, but for nearly 50. When Mr. Lorber died at age 87 on Tuesday, Jan. 15, he was best known as the longtime owner of J. Lorber Plumbing Supply in Pennsauken.
June 5, 2012 |
Fred B. Gable, 82, of Center City, who retired in 1980 as assistant dean of the Temple University School of Pharmacy, died Wednesday, May 30, of hypertensive cardiovascular disease at home. But he was more than a teacher and administrator. "He brought his love for music and dance to pharmacy students with the formation of the Mortar & Pestle Players," his daughter, Tracy Gable, said in a phone interview. Mr. Gable organized the troupe in 1960 for annual campus productions, and until 1972, "he directed and staged all of them except for two, and for those two, he supervised the students who were directing them.
February 21, 2012 |
Geneva College, an evangelical school that provides contraceptive insurance to its employees, has filed suit against the federal government because it says recently enacted health-insurance rules require it to provide "morning-after" drugs that could act after fertilization. The school says it doesn't trust the Obama administration's recent promise to broaden an exemption for religious institutions. "Our suit is not directed against preventative contraception," said Kenneth Smith, president of Geneva.
December 27, 2011 |
HAVING A cross burned on your front lawn by angry segregationists when you were a vulnerable child would have to mark you in some way. But if she was scarred by the experience, Iciephene Parks Porter never let on. The family might have gotten a hint of how the experience affected her by the fact that she waited until her sons were adults before she told them about how bigots resented her father breaking a racial barrier. That and her determination never to go to the South again.
December 11, 2011 |
Henry "Hank" F. Rubino, 76, who operated Rubino Pharmacy in Tacony for 46 years and helped establish PACE, Pennsylvania's prescription program for seniors, died of complications from kidney failure Sunday, Dec. 4, at John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla. Mr. Rubino was an active member and past president of the Philadelphia Association of Retail Druggists. In the early 1980s, he and 10 other pharmacists helped State Sen. James R. Lloyd Jr. craft a program to fund prescriptions for low-income seniors.
November 7, 2011 |
In early 1945, a photographer snapped Joseph A. Marlino Sr. hitting a home run during a pickup game with fellow Navy men in Casablanca, Morocco. His wartime career soon got more serious. On April 1 that year, Mr. Marlino helped run a landing craft during the first-day invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa. On Monday, Oct. 17, Mr. Marlino, 91, of Lansdowne, a scientist from 1954 to his retirement in 1989 at what is now GlaxoSmithKline, died at home of complications from a fall.
June 17, 2010 |
Dr. John A. Ruffini took a long road through health-care jobs to his final career choice. First he was a pharmacist. Then he was a dentist. Finally, he was a physician. Dr. Ruffini, 89, of Newtown Square, died of heart failure Monday, June 14, at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Born in Chester City, he graduated from Chester High School in 1939 and earned his bachelor's degree in pharmacy at Temple University in 1942. "His job in high school was as a soda jerk at a pharmacy on the corner of Third and Pusey in Chester," said a daughter-in-law, Lisa Ruffini.
August 19, 2008 |
William A. Bushnell, 67, of Medford, a devoted father who supported 10 children by designing boiler systems and selling real estate, died of kidney cancer Friday at Samaritan Inpatient Hospice Center in Mount Holly. Born in 1940 in Brier Hill, a hamlet south of Morristown, N.Y., Mr. Bushnell worked with his father in the family hardware store. "He learned about tools and what do with them at an early age," said daughter Regina Donohue. After graduating from high school, Mr. Bushnell earned an associate's degree in mechanical engineering in 1960 from the State University of New York at Canton Agricultural and Technical College.