Allen County Community College, KS
Richard Zahn, who took his first business courses at Allen County Community College, is president of Schering Laboratories, the domestic pharmaceutical division of Schering-Plough Corp. His responsibilities since 1996 include marketing, sales, business development, finance, information services, trade relations and generic medicines. The company’s advertising campaign for its Claritin antihistamine was called "a landmark" in the pharmaceutical industry in a recent New York Times Magazine story.
Zahn says the education he received at ACCC was of the highest quality. "I have friends now who graduated from Yale, Harvard, and other prestigious schools. I don’t know that they received any better education their first two years than I did," he said.
Zahn still has roots in his native Kansas. He has established a scholarship program in his father’s name at Allen County Community College, in honor of his father’s many years of teaching at the high school and community college.