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Part of putting students first is preparing them to serve others and improve the human condition. As with all programs at Manchester, this emphasis is evident
in the College of Pharmacy. While largely
supported by a generous gift from Lilly Endowment Inc., the College of Pharmacy continues to seek resources to develop service learning opportunities, curriculum enrichment and outreach programs that will benefit the entire community.



I hope to live in such a way
that my life is a witness.
I want to show people
that small acts of caring
can have a great effect.

– Sam Ott ’13

"The pharmacy program at Manchester is rooted in the University’s mission.  The “infinite worth of every individual” is a central tenant of the pharmacy profession by which every patient deserves dignity and respect.  Our graduates of “ability and conviction” will be well-prepared pharmacists who are committed to giving back to their communities and workplaces.  Our faculty, staff and students are “principled, productive and compassionate” people motivated to help others and “improve the human condition.” - Dave McFadden, president

Manchester has long been a leader in preparing science students for medical school, other professional schools or research careers. The University has elevated that great reputation by opening northern Indiana’s first school of pharmacy in August 2012. With its four-year professional doctoral degree (Pharm.D), Manchester joins Purdue and Butler universities as one of only three schools of pharmacy in the state.

A generous gift of $35 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. enabled Manchester to construct a state-of-art teaching and research facility at Interstate 69 and Dupont Road in Fort Wayne and have a high-quality faculty in place before the school opened.

Through its College of Pharmacy, Students First! seeks to provide service-learning opportunities, curriculum enrichment and outreach programs that will benefit the entire community. Naming opportunities available to donors have included the building, a drug information center, a science library, classrooms, laboratories, conference rooms, offices and student spaces.

The Manchester University College of Pharmacy is a logical next step for a university whose graduates developed Teflon®, discovered acid rain in North America and pioneered award-winning research in solar technology. Manchester science alumni include a Nobel Prize winner in chemistry and the first woman to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

With the College of Pharmacy, Manchester has established a tangible presence in northeast Indiana. The school is invigorating the area’s economy, and enhancing the region’s health care and life sciences industries. THE BENEFITS >

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