Honorary Fellowship for Pharmacy Alumni Association President

20 March 2009

Pharmacy Alumni President Ross Brown receiving his honorary title
Pharmacy Alumni President Ross Brown receiving his honorary title

The Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney congratulates Mr Esmond Ross Brown AM RFD ED Hon MPharm (Syd) FPS FAICD, who has been named an Honorary Fellow of the University on Friday 20th March. Mr Brown has been a tireless ambassador in the promotion of the University, especially the Faculty of Pharmacy for over 50 years since he qualified as a pharmacist in 1952.

Mr Brown is currently the President of the Pharmacy Alumni Association, a Director of the Herbal Medicine Research and Education Centre (since 1998) and a Governor of the Pharmacy Practice Foundation (since 1978). Most recently he helped the Faculty raise over $1 million as Deputy Chair of the Faculty of Pharmacy's Building Expansion Campaign (2006-2008). Not only does Mr Brown give selflessly of his time but he has also been a generous benefactor to the university through his philanthropy. His donations have allowed the Faculty to expand and improve its facilities and provide scholarship support to its students.

The list of Mr Brown's appointments, roles, and responsibilities in the Pharmacy profession is extensive. He has a long and active history with the Faculty of Pharmacy and the pharmacy industry at large. In March 1997, his achievements and service to the University of Sydney were recognised when he was conferred with the Degree of Master of Pharmacy (honoris causa). The Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Professor Iqbal Ramzan says "I am delighted for Ross. This is a very prestigious honour and I thank Ross for all his support to the Faculty over the years."

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