Dr. Jaime N. Delgado Scholarship Endowment Fund
Dr. Delgado had a distinguished career as a scientist, an author, and an editor, teaching undergraduate and graduate students was always his greatest love, and is his professional legacy. Jaime remarked several times that he was “genetically destined” to become a professor who enjoyed teaching, because his mother and two aunts were teachers in Chihuahua, Mexico. Indeed, this genetic destiny was fulfilled and Jaime grew into a teaching legend among the students and the alumni. Their love for him was evident from the numerous awards and honors he received. He was repeatedly recognized for his undergraduate teaching and advising efforts in the College of Pharmacy. He received five major teaching awards, including three Texas Excellence Teaching Awards. He was frequently the recipient of the Longhorn Pharmaceutical Association’s “Spoil-a-Faculty of the Month” Award. Dr. Delgado was also recognized twice as one of the “best” professors UT by UTMost (1984 and 1992). He was asked to speak at the college’s commencement. The UT Pharmacy Alumni Association honored him with the “Legend of Pharmacy Award” in 1995, and the “William J. Sheffield Outstanding Alumnus Award of the University of Texas Pharmacy Alumni Association” in 1998. Dr. David Garcia, one of his graduate students, founded the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium and established the Jaime N. Delgado Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Pharmacy as a tribute to his mentor and his friend. The goal is to grow the endowment to $5 million to provide matching funds for the consortium members. Students (former and present) visited with him frequently, sharing their stories and looking to him for advice and mentoring.