William Carey University gets donation for pharmacy school

BILOXI — William Carey University has received a $125,000 pledge toward establishing a pharmacy school on its Biloxi campus.

The school says in a news release the money from the Leo W. Seal Family Foundation will be distributed over a five-year period with $50,000 provided immediately.

William Carey officials say the school will be located on the Tradition campus in Biloxi and anchor the Health Care Industry Zone there. The cost is estimated at $4 million.

It would be the second pharmacy school in Mississippi.

Mississippi is facing a shortage of more than 400 pharmacists over the next two years. The University of Mississippi, accepts 115 students a year.

William Carey would take about 60 students a year.

The Health Care Industry Zone program provides incentives for health-related companies and organizations.

 

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