Marilyn Speedie Receives Weaver Medal

Marilyn Speedie, dean of the College of Pharmacy, is this year’s recipient of the distinguished Lawrence and Delores Weaver Medal. She was recognized for playing a major role in advancing the college and Minnesota pharmacy.

Her nominator wrote, “Dr. Speedie is exemplary of the mission, vision, values and accomplishments inherent within the Weaver Medal. Her leadership was demonstrated repeatedly as she moved the college ahead into a clear national stature position.

She also recognized the need to educate and train more clinical pharmacy practitioners, particularly for rural Minnesota. She worked tirelessly in designing and implementing the branch of the college at the University of Minnesota Duluth. In so doing, she developed the branch college model for health sciences, one that is still in use today.”

The Weaver Medal is given annually to someone who supports the college and its students through service to education, the profession, research and the community.