Release Date: Thursday, December 06, 2012
UC President Ed Welch (right) talks with Fruth Pharmacy President Lynne Fruth (middle) and UC School of Pharmacy Dean Michelle Easton during today's check presentation.
Charleston, W.Va. –President & Chairman of the Board of Fruth Pharmacy Lynne Fruth today presented a check to the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy for $3,000, which will be used to help fund scholarships for student pharmacists enrolled at UC.
Fruth Pharmacy has long been a supporter of pharmacy education. Fruth Pharmacy founder, Jack Fruth and his wife, Babs, believed an investment in education results in stronger communities. Fruth Pharmacy has an endowed scholarship at the UC School of Pharmacy and seven UC pharmacy graduates are also currently employed by Fruth Pharmacy.
“We are honored by Fruth Pharmacy’s continued support of the UC School of Pharmacy,” said UC President Ed Welch. “Lynne Fruth is continuing the Fruth family tradition of service to the community and the profession. This generous donation will aid deserving student pharmacists achieve their dream of achieving a doctorate in pharmacy.”
The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy enrolled its first students in 2006, and received full accreditation when the first class graduated in May, 2010. Each year, the school educates over 300 student pharmacists in a new, technology-filled building. The program is known for the close cooperation between students and faculty, an emphasis on professionalism and advocacy, and PharmUC, an on-campus provider of medication therapy management and chronic disease education services for patients.