Victoria Foundation honors associate dean for building diversity

Theodore Tong, associate dean for academic and student affairs at the College of Pharmacy, was honored as an Advocate for Diversity in Medicine by the Victoria Foundation June 3.

Ted Tong with awardThe Victoria Foundation, located in Phoenix, advocates for higher education and awards scholarships to colleges that focus on improving the human condition. This year its emphasis was on health professions education and included scholarship awards to the University of Arizona colleges of pharmacy, medicine and public health.

Tong was recognized for his numerous activities that encourage and support diversity on the UA campus. He was honored for his service on the UA’s Diversity Coalition and Civil Rights Advisory Committee and  for being a leader of the Asian American Faculty, Staff and Alumni Association.

Tong also has directed PharmCamp, a program which introduces middle school students to the pharmacy profession and the UA, for 14 years. The camp, funded through donations and in-kind service, brings youngsters from inner-city neighborhoods and rural communities to the campus to learn more about college and the health professions.

The Victoria Foundation award is one of many presented to Tong. The University of Arizona has honored him with the Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award, the Peter W. Likins Inclusive Excellence Award, and the Billy Joe Varney Award of Excellence.


Photos from Victoria Foundation award event provided by Johnny Lozoya, "latino Paparazzi," 306 E. Earll Dr. A, Phoenix AZ 857012