Alumna Recieved Second Annual USciences Service Award

Written by Lauren Whetzel-Siburkis
Published on March 20, 2016

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sponsors listThrough laughter, tears, and personal anecdotes, LUCY MALMBERG P’72 accepted the second annual  University of the Sciences Service Award on behalf of herself and her late husband, GEORGE P’72, during a dinner ceremony on November 7, 2014. This annual award is intended to recognize an individual— or organization—that has demonstrated outstanding service to USciences and the broader community, as well as the disciplines, professions, and emergent entrepreneurial outcomes of healthcare and science.

“I am delighted, honored, and humbled to accept this award in the presence of many of you whom I have long admired and respected,” said Malmberg, a USciences trustee. “My only regret is that my dear husband could not be here with us this evening to celebrate this honor.”

This year’s event raised nearly $244,774 for student scholarships at USciences—and proceeds are being used to augment the George and Lucy Malmberg Endowed Scholarship fund. As icons in the compounding pharmaceutical industry, it makes sense that Malmberg’s scholarship will be awarded each year to a student enrolled in Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

With plans to pursue his own compounding pharmacy career after graduation, STEFAN KOLODIJ PharmD’16 was named the inaugural recipient of the Malmberg scholarship at the dinner.

“I am ecstatic, thankful, and honored to have been selected as the first recipient of this scholarship,” said Kolodij. “Compounding combines my longtime love of pharmacy with my desire to create something helpful with my own two hands.”

As co-owners of Wedgewood Pharmacy in Swedesboro, New Jersey, the Malmbergs built a business that has touched the lives of millions of people and their pets. What started out in 1981 as a small strip-mall pharmacy has since evolved into a 40,000-square-foot pharmacy that currently employs 250 pharmacists, pharmacy and veterinarian technicians, and other business and healthcare professionals.

The Malmbergs have been staunch advocates for compounding, even serving as resources to legislators and regulators at the state and federal levels to help educate them about the compounding industry. Together, the couple fought for compounding pharmacists’ rights by actively supporting legal challenges at every level of the federal judiciary, up to and including the United States Supreme Court.

Board Chairman MARVIN SAMSON HonAlm’96 was the recipient of last year’s USciences Service Award.

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