School of Pharmacy receives diversity grant from Walgreens

WalgreensGift_11-15-13The School of Pharmacy has received a $10,000 grant from Walgreens Corporation for diversity and inclusion efforts at the school.

The grant, to be disseminated as scholarships and funding for pipeline programs and other cultural initiatives, is part of Walgreens’ national effort to support increasing diversity among professional student programs.

Chris Creamer, R.Ph., and Deborah Harris, Pharm D., both with Walgreens, presented the check to School of Pharmacy representatives including H. Glenn Anderson, Pharm D., Associate Dean for Academic Affairs last Friday.

“We are so pleased to have received this funding from Walgreens for the second year,” Anderson said.  “Our school is actively engaged in finding ways to educate our students on understanding the health care needs of every population we serve.”

As part of this grant, Walgreens requires the school to report on how the annual funds were used to support diversity initiatives throughout the year.    Since 2008, the company has donated more than $1 million annually to support diversity initiatives at schools and colleges of pharmacy nationwide.\

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Photo: H. Glenn Anderson, School of Pharmacy Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, accepts a check from Deborah Harris, Walgreens Corporation. Also pictured from left: Terri Moran, assistant dean of student affairs, Shelvy Campbell, director of diversity,  Chris Creamer with Walgreens, Anderson, Harris, Kim Broedel-Zaugg, professor and chair, department of pharmacy practice, Robert Stanton, assistant dean of experiential learning, and Craig Kimble, director of experiential learning. Photo by Rick Haye.