Lab and conference room at the School of Pharmacy named for three donors who made gifts to support research and teaching
Several longtime donors to the University of Connecticut are receiving a unique honor for their contributions to the School of Pharmacy. UConn’s Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the naming of two academic spaces inside the School of Pharmacy for three donors who have helped strengthen research and teaching at the school.
The spaces will be named to recognize major gifts made by Dr. Lois Ann Reynolds ‘74 along with Roger G. Stoll, Ph.D ’73 and his wife Kathleen Stoll ’68, ’69, each of whom has made significant contributions in the past year. Dr. Reynolds will have a conference room in the School of Pharmacy named in her honor. To recognize Dr. and Mrs. Stoll, a laboratory has been named to honor Roger’s parents, Gerhard and Irmgard Stoll.
“We are incredibly grateful to have alumni like Dr. Reynolds and Dr. and Mrs. Stoll, who have continued to give back to the UConn School of Pharmacy,” said UConn Foundation President Josh Newton. “Their commitment to supporting our faculty and graduate level research will help to ensure the School of Pharmacy has the tools and resources needed for success. I am very pleased the Board of Trustees has decided to name a laboratory and conference room in their honor.”
Currently residing in Osprey, Florida, the Stolls have been supporters of the UConn School of Pharmacy for 25 years. During his career, which spans more than 35 years, Dr. Stoll has held leadership positions with biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies including Bayer AG, the Upjohn Company, and American Hospital Supply.
In 2012 and 2014, the couple donated funds to the School of Pharmacy and most recently established the Stoll Fund for Graduate Education in Pharmaceutical Sciences. This fund will support research conducted by graduate students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, which will include the purchasing of supplies and laboratory equipment for the School of Biotechnology and Bioservices Center.
A 1974 graduate from the UConn School of Pharmacy, Dr. Reynolds resides in Owings Mills, Md., where she has worked as a clinical pharmacist and pharmacy educator at Johns Hopkins Hospital for over 34 years. While attending UConn, she was a member of the marching band. Today she is a devoted fan of UConn Women’s Basketball and a member of the UConn Foundation’s Founders Society, which honors generous benefactors for their leadership and vision for changing people’s lives for the better.
In 1978, Dr. Reynolds began making contributions to the University of Connecticut, directing her gifts toward the Henry A. Palmer Professorship in Community Pharmacy.
This year, Dr. Reynolds established the Lois A. Reynolds, Pharm. D. Endowed Fund. This fund will provide program enhancements for the School of Pharmacy, specifically to meet the needs of the school’s Henry A. Palmer Endowed Professor. In addition, this fund will support educational enhancements and activities in the area of pharmacy.
“Personally, it is important for me that the UConn School of Pharmacy is able to maintain its ranking as a top-tier school. To do so, it’s imperative that we have the funds necessary for the best faculty, facilities and equipment,” Reynolds said. “I would not be where I am today without the University of Connecticut and the guidance of Dr. Henry Palmer. It is my honor to contribute to the next generation of UConn students working to become part of my profession.”