March 27, 2013

Faculty Member Establishes UAMS College of Pharmacy Scholarship

LITTLE ROCK – Jan Hastings, Pharm.D., longtime University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy faculty member and her husband, Terry, of Benton, have made an initial leadership gift to establish an endowed scholarship.Jan Hastings is a UAMS graduate who now serves as associate dean for development. Terry Hastings is a captain with the Little Rock Police Department. The couple made the lead donation in honor of Jan Hastings’ parents, Bill Loe, Ph.D. of Hope, and the late Betty Loe.

The scholarship initially will provide an award of $1,000 per year to a student who meets the following criteria:

• Incoming first-year student
• Residency or undergraduate institution at time of acceptance in one of these southwest Arkansas counties: Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Garland, Grant, Hempstead, Howard, Hot Spring, Lafayette, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita, Pike, Polk, Saline or Union; or Bowie County, Texas
• Grade point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 point scale
• Pharmacy College Admission Test score of 50 or higher

“With the establishment of this scholarship, I also honor my husband, who has supported me throughout my career and has established close ties with many pharmacists and students through his involvement in College,” Hastings said. “I also want to honor my parents for the sacrifices they made in order for me to become a pharmacist.”

Friends and family members who wish to donate to assist in reaching the goal of $25,000 should contact Ann Turney, director of development for the college, at (501) 688-6391 or annturney@uams.edu or give online at www.giving.uams.edu/s/1496/start.aspx.

Jan Hastings graduated from the UAMS College of Pharmacy in 1979 and earned a Pharm.D. in 1994. She joined the college’s faculty in 1993, serving as the coordinator of Advanced Community Pharmacy Experiences for 17 years. Terry Hastings is a captain with the Little Rock Police Department and the Commander of the Southwest Field Services Division.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News & World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has more than 2,800 students and 790 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com.