Cincinnati--The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Pharmacy
recently received a $320,000 gift for its Cosmetic Science Program.
"This gift is important to the college because it recognizes the rich
history and tradition of graduate education in the Cosmetic Sciences
Program which began when Professor Leon Lichtin, PhD, started the
program nearly forty years ago," says Daniel Acosta Jr., dean of the
College of Pharmacy.
"The gift will be used to fund a graduate
student fellowship in cosmetic science," says Randall Wickett, PhD,
College of Pharmacy professor and Director of the Cosmetic Science
program. UC graduates with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in chemical
engineering will have first priority in the fellowship selection.
However, if no chemical engineering student is available, the
fellowship can be awarded to other cosmetic science graduate students.
"This gift enables the college to recruit chemical engineering students
into this program," says Acosta.
The Cosmetic Science program is
for a master's degree in science through the UC College of Pharmacy.
Lichtin founded the program in 1973. "We were the first program
offering a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a
specialization in cosmetic science," says Wickett. As a major supplier
of research talent to cosmetic firms, the program combines co-op and
classroom experience, including a special lab for teaching cosmetic
"Mr. William Forbriger made this donation because he
worked closely in the beginning with Professor Lichtin and one of his
cosmetic science students," says Acosta. "This student went on to
become an employee in Mr. Forbriger's company, Tressa. He is a valuable
employee and helped developed several product lines for the company."
Forbriger, who received a BS in chemical engineering from UC, never
forgot how the Cosmetic Science program contributed to the success of
his company," says Acosta.