The University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that for the 10th consecutive year, it has received a $10,000 donation from Walgreen Co. to support diversity initiatives.
According to College of Pharmacy Dean Debra Parker, Pharm.D., the funding is used for a variety of efforts that are focused on the makeup of the student body, learning that prepares students for working with the public, and on student-organized community services.
For instance, elective instruction that emphasize cultural, religious and ethnic sensitivity are offered; and the activities of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association that addresses pharmacy and healthcare related issues, “and the poor minority representation in pharmacy and other health-related professions,” are funded.
Students also participate in outreach initiatives along with students from Toledo Public Schools, participating in mobile clinics that not only provide food deliveries, but also basic health screenings for community members.
“We want to express how very appreciative we are to Walgreens to be supported in this way,” said Parker of the grant.
The University of Findlay is one of several colleges and universities that Walgreens regularly supports in this way. Since 2008, the company has donated more than $1 million annually to foster diversity and inclusion initiatives at pharmacy schools throughout the country. According to its website, only 11 percent of students pursuing pharmacy degrees are from minority groups.