ATLANTA — McDonough business leader William A. "Tony" Moye will be honored for his commitment to pharmacy education at a luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Moye received his bachelor of science in pharmacy degree from Mercer in 1973, and currently serves on the University's Board of Trustees. The luncheon will take place on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, Ga., just off I-85 inside the northeast perimeter.
"It gives me great pleasure for the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences to honor Mr. Moye for his outstanding level of dedication to Mercer University, its Pharmacy College and the pharmacy profession," said Dean H.W. "Ted" Matthews. "This will be the perfect opportunity to demonstrate to our students the caliber of alumni that graduate from our Pharmacy College."
Through the years, Moye has been a steadfast and loyal supporter of the Pharmacy College, serving on its Board of Visitors and its Alumni Board of Directors, of which he served as president, and working as a preceptor. In addition to the endowed scholarship he established for deserving students at the College of Pharmacy, he is endowing the College's Pharmacy Practice Laboratory, which will be known as the Moye's Pharmacy and Home Health Care Laboratory.
A native of Henry County, Moye is actively involved in his community. He is a member of the Quality Growth Council of Henry County, the Board of Directors of the Henry County YMCA, the Principals' Advisory Council for Henry County High School, the Governor's Children and Youth Coordination Council, the Advisory Board of Henry County Medical Center, and the Executive Board of the Flint River Council of the Boy Scouts of America, among others. He has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and has received the God and Country Award from the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1977, Moye established Moye's Pharmacy and Home Health Care, which today includes seven retail pharmacies and one closed-door pharmacy, along with a health care division, which operates under the name of Mobility Warehouse. In 2004, his company was designated McKesson National Retail Pharmacy of the Year.
In addition to his pharmacy degree from Mercer, he holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of West Georgia, which he received in 1970.
About Mercer University and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences:
Mercer University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has a century-long tradition of excellence and a national reputation for producing outstanding leaders in the profession of pharmacy. In September 1981, the College became the first pharmacy school in the Southeast and fifth in the nation to offer the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) as its sole professional degree. The College also offers the Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences. Pharmacists from Mercer are currently practicing in 43 states and in several foreign countries. Previously known as Southern School of Pharmacy, the College changed its name in July 2006 to better reflect additional health science offerings. Beginning in winter 2008, the College will begin offering a master of medical science degree as part of its new physician assistant program.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; teaching hospitals in Macon and Savannah; an educational partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit www.mercer.edu.