Fruth Pharmacy provides Marshall University with scholarship support gifts

FruthPresentation_10-14-13Marshall has  received two separate gifts for student scholarships totaling $24,000 from West Virginia-based Fruth Pharmacy. The announcement took place Monday, Oct. 14.

Dr. Kevin Yingling, R.Ph, M.D., dean of the School of Pharmacy, said the relationship with Fruth Pharmacy is of significant importance to the emerging school and developing of team-based health care in our region.

“We are so grateful for the support of Lynne Fruth and the entire Fruth Pharmacy family,” Yingling said.  “As a West Virginia-based pharmacy, they understand that pharmacy education is essential to ensuring better health outcomes for those in our state and region.  The Fruth team has become a very valuable part of our family at Marshall.”

In addition to the $11,000 gift to the School of Pharmacy, the company also presented the university with a $13,000 gift for the Fruth Pharmacy Scholarship. Established in 1995, this scholarship is awarded to qualifying employees, or relatives of active employees of Fruth Pharmacy who are enrolled full- or part-time at Marshall.

“The scholarship support Fruth Pharmacy provides has grown increasingly important to our students as the cost of higher education continues to rise,” said said Christine Anderson, associate vice president of development. “Fruth Pharmacy understands the importance of educational access and we are grateful for their partnership with us.”

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Photo: Dr. Kevin Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, left, accepts a gift from Lynne Fruth, president and chairman of the board, Fruth Pharmacy Inc., and Tim Weber, director of pharmacy administration and procurement, Fruth Pharmacy Inc.