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Nov. 3, 2021

Media Advisory: UArizona Leadership to Announce Transformational Gift to the College of Pharmacy, Unveil New Name

  • What: University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins and College of Pharmacy Dean Rick G. Schnellmann will announce a transformational gift and unveil the new name of the college. 
  • When: Friday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.
  • Where: College of Pharmacy Breezeway, 1295 N. Martin Ave.
  • RSVP: Media who wish to attend should email Michele Vaughan,
  • Livestream: The event will be streamed live at

TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins and College of Pharmacy Dean Rick G. Schnellmann will announce a major donation to the College of Pharmacy during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 5, at 9 a.m.

The announcement will highlight key elements of the gift, including newly endowed chair and professorship postions that will advance pharmacy research, and newly established scholarship programs that will remove barriers for future and current pharmacy students.

Friday's news conference will include remarks from Robbins, Schnellmann, UArizona Foundation President and CEO John-Paul Roczniak and the donor. Speakers will be available for interviews following the event.

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Media contacts:
Sarah Beaudry
University Alumni and Development Program

Michele Vaughan
College of Pharmacy

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About the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy is the premier pharmacy college in the Southwest, and one of the top in the nation, focused on drug discovery, toxicology, pharmaceutics, health outcomes and sciences, pharmaceutical education and research through interprofessional training and collaborative public/private partnerships. Preparing pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists in undergraduate, professional, graduate and post-doctoral programs, the college embraces an entrepreneurial spirit, providing tailored educational opportunities to broaden students' experiences. Established 72 years ago as the first health sciences college at UArizona, the college has a long history of improving science and health, both in Arizona and around the world. It is currently ranked No. 7 among the nation’s 143 colleges of pharmacy by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. For more information: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube).

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences
The UArizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. UArizona Health Sciences includes the Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix), Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona, the greater Southwest and around the world to provide next-generation education, research and outreach. A major economic engine, Health Sciences employs nearly 5,000 people, has approximately 4,000 students and 900 faculty members, and garners $200 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram).


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