Donovan Poe Obituary, Death – The UNT System College of Pharmacy is deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of one of its esteemed alumni, Dr. Donovan Poe, from the Class of 2019. The news of his departure on August 7, 2023, has left the entire pharmacy community in mourning, as we reflect upon his impactful journey and contributions to the field.
Dr. Poe’s legacy is marked by his unwavering dedication to the pharmacy profession and his fellow students. Throughout his academic journey, he exhibited remarkable leadership qualities that set him apart. He held a myriad of leadership positions, demonstrating his commitment to fostering a positive and enriching educational environment. His crowning achievement was his tenure as the Executive President of the Pharmacy Student Government Association, a testament to his ability to unite and inspire his peers.
Fondly known as “Mr. President,” Donovan’s passion for pharmacy extended well beyond the classroom. Following his graduation, he embarked on a career in community pharmacy within the vibrant DFW metroplex. His genuine care for patients and his commitment to improving their lives through proper medication management earned him a reputation as a trusted and compassionate pharmacist.
Donovan’s journey took a new turn when he, along with his beloved wife Diann, decided to relocate to her home state of Indiana. This move exemplified their shared commitment to adventure and embracing new opportunities. Their partnership was a source of strength, and Donovan’s legacy will undoubtedly live on through the love and memories he shared with Diann and their family.
As we reflect on Donovan’s life, it’s clear that his impact extended far beyond the mortar and pestle. He exemplified the core values of the UNT System College of Pharmacy – compassion, leadership, and excellence. His dedication to both his profession and his community serves as an inspiration to current and future pharmacy students alike.
In this time of sorrow, our hearts go out to Donovan’s wife Diann and their family. We share in their grief and extend our deepest condolences. While Donovan’s physical presence may be absent, his spirit will forever remain a cherished part of our pharmacy family. As we mourn the loss of an exceptional alumnus, we also celebrate the immeasurable positive influence he had on the pharmacy world and the lives he touched.