David and Jane Chu and Family

David and Jane Chu (seated) and their daughters, Jaclyn (left) and Susan

"We fulfilled the American dream."

David Chu, PhD ’75, said he and his wife, Jane Chu ’75, “fulfilled the American dream,” thanks to their education from UB Pharmacy. Both retired from the University of Georgia, the Chus created a family foundation with their physician daughters, Susan and Jaclyn. Their gift to UB established scholarships and an annual lecture series.

Ryan Dillon, one of the five Chu Scholarship recipients, is a 2015 PharmD candidate. He is “very honored” to receive the scholarship support, particularly since he is interested in pursuing a residency following his graduation. “Coming from a background which requires me to support myself in all financial endeavors has been a challenging life lesion,” he said. “However, this scholarship allows me to focus more on my academics and how I can personally contribute to every patient I come in contact with.”

Amy Suen, a 2014 PharmD candidate, also will seek work with “a focus on medication safety and effectiveness.” Given the decrease in available financial aid, she is “very thankful” for the Chus’ support, which makes it possible for her and many future UB students to complete their education and fulfill dreams of their own.