Dr. Dell Barker Walker '85 Endowed Scholarship
A conversation with Dell Barker Walker.
Why did you choose to create a scholarship at Auburn University?
I love Auburn! Those words are so very simple yet packed with memories and emotions. I thoroughly enjoyed the years I spent in Auburn as a student and have been blessed with a career that hinged from the degree I received. I believe that these annual scholarships provide a connection with the future of pharmacy and I hope the gift, which the student has earned, eases the cost burden in some small way.
What would you want the recipients of this scholarship to know about the person for whom it is named?
I am a pharmacist who has continually tried to improve the care and outcomes of the patients I serve. Early in my career, I did this through outpatient prescription services, various therapeutic clinics, and inpatient teaching and counseling. Following additional education and receiving my PharmD, I entered the word of pharmaceutical medicine and have touched the lives of thousands through the medications we discover and provide around the world.
Tell us about your Auburn story, favorite tradition, a “War Eagle!” moment, or what Auburn has meant to you.
There are so many stories to share but my mind races through picture memories of football weekends as a War Eagle Girl. I loved the excitement each event held and marveled at the incredibly interesting and successful Auburn men and women I met. Giving campus tours to potential students was filled with joy and enthusiasm as young people made their choice to join the Auburn family.
What do you hope your recipients gain through this scholarship?
I hope they gain a sense of belief and confidence in themselves, knowing that someone else far older believes in them.