R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy

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The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy is dedicated to better science and better health

Ranked No. 6 by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy educates the next generation of pharmacists, fosters discoveries and therapeutics that promote longevity and health span, and advances new clinical practices to provide patients with the best care.

We are proud of our 75-year history and excited to break new ground in understanding the causes and mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Your support enables us to continue innovating in research and advancing life-saving science. When you contribute to the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy, you provide students with opportunities to engage in service-learning projects that benefit the community.

Your support also empowers us to teach students to serve an increasingly diverse population with greater cultural competence.


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"Philanthropic contributions play a pivotal role in the growth and success of the R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy. Your donation extends beyond dollars – it signifies a commitment to the future of healthcare and education. By supporting our faculty and students, you become an integral part of our mission to innovate, educate, and elevate the pharmacy profession to new heights."

- Dean Rick G. Schnellmann

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The R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy competes nationally for the best and brightest, most dedicated students.

Scholarships allow the college to attract and retain top students who later become leading health care professionals in our communities.


College of Pharmacy Student Scholarships 

Help talented students reach their educational goals by supporting scholarships. Your gift will increase our ability to recruit and retain the best and brightest students regardless of financial need.

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Faculty Support

Philanthropic investment in our faculty plays a crucial role in recruiting top-tier talent and ensuring their success within the field. Whether they are educating the future generation of clinical experts or exploring new areas of pharmaceutical science, your gift enables faculty to excel within their specialty.

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Dean’s Discretionary Fund

Supporting the discretionary fund allows the dean to direct funding to the area of greatest need within the College. Your gift will help fund innovative projects and programs that further our mission and build on our legacy of excellence in pharmaceutical education and research. 

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