Alumni & Parent Programs

Denis E. Ribordy ~ Endowed Scholarship

Ribordy Denis E. Ribordy is a College of Pharmacy alumnus, class of 1952. His wife Carolyn McClurg Ribordy is a 1954 alumna of the college. Denis Ribordy began his pharmacy career as a partner in the Hill Drug Co. in Augusta, Ga. In 1955, he had the opportunity to buy a drugstore in Gary, Ind., and then became the founder and president of Ribordy Drugs, Inc., a 26-store retail drug chain that was sold to Walgreen Company in 1985. He then became president and CEO of Ribordy Enterprises, which held eight Hallmark shops that were sold in 1992. He has been a longtime leader in many professional and civic organizations, and is a trustee emeritus of Butler University's Board of Trustees. He received the Alumni Association Achievement Award in 1983.

The Denis E. Ribordy Endowed Scholarship was established in 2002 by Denis and Carolyn Ribordy to provide financial assistance to deserving Butler students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Preference is given to a P3 (fifth year) or P4 (sixth year) student who is interested in community pharmacy.