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College of Pharmacy wins award

Posted: 12/07/2012

Roosevelt Review, Fall 2012 [ PDF ]

Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy in Schaumburg was recognized nationally for its new custom-built, interactive- learning facilities.

Outstanding Design award in American School & University 2012 Educational Interiors Showcase

Two interactive learning centers, featuring pod-style seating for small-group learning, and clinical skills assessment and simulation laboratory, were selected for a national Outstanding Design award that was featured in the August edition of the American School & University 2012 Educational Interiors Showcase.

“We are pleased to report that the College of Pharmacy is establishing itself as a dynamic and successful educational enterprise in the Northwest suburbs,” said George Mac- Kinnon, founding dean of the College, which now has 137 full-time students and is the only accelerated (three-year, year-round) PharmD program in the Midwest.

The college has received $500,000 in state funds thanks to Illinois State Sen. Dan Kotowski of Park Ridge, Ill., State Reps. Fred Crespo of Hoffman Estates and David Harris of Arlington Heights, former State Reps. Paul Froelich of Schaumburg and Mark Walker of Arlington Heights, as well as other state leaders.

“An education at Roosevelt University’s College of Pharmacy will prepare many in our area for high-paying jobs and professional careers in the growing healthcare sector,” said Kotowski, who helped the University obtain $200,000 for the College’s new state-of-the-art facility and $50,000 in start-up funds. “The program is a win-win for the area’s residents, its workforce and our region’s economy,” he said.

Sixty percent of students in the College of Pharmacy’s second class hail from the state of Illinois, including 17 students who are from the Northwest suburbs. There were approximately 600 applicants for 72 seats in the class. Much like the first class, the College of Pharmacy’s second group is highly diverse in its makeup.