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Walgreens gives MU Pharmacy Program $10,000 for diversity initiatives

Walgreen-donation-2016During a visit to the Fort Wayne campus of Manchester University, Walgreens representative Randy Jennings presented Dr. Raylene Rospond, Vice President for Academic Affairs with a Walgreens Diversity Donation of $10,000.

The money will be used to support continued efforts aimed at increasing diversity among student pharmacists.

Consistent with 2014 figures compiled by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, Manchester has the most diversified student body among pharmacy schools in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, with 17 percent minority students in 2015. 

Manchester will use the donation to provide scholarships and further develop and enhance outreach programs and campus activities to ensure diversity and inclusion within the Pharmacy Program. It is graduating its first class in May 2016.

Jennings, a district health care supervisor with Walgreens, presented the check that is a testament to Walgreens’ strong commitment to supporting programs and initiative to foster diversity and inclusion within the pharmacy profession and the communities it serves. The company has donated more than $1 million each year since 2008 to accredited pharmacy schools across the nation.

Jan. 11, 2016