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In August 2011, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels joined Manchester College to officially break ground for the College’s new School of Pharmacy. The facility is scheduled to be completed in summer 2012 at a cost of approximately $20 million. On July 1, 2012, Manchester College becomes Manchester University.

The fulfillment of this dream was made possible by a gift from Lilly Endowment, who, in December 2010, gave Manchester a $35 million grant to launch a School of Pharmacy.

Speaking on behalf of Lilly Endowment, Sara B. Cobb, vice president of education, said at the time, “We are pleased to offer this funding to Manchester College to assist it in establishing its new School of Pharmacy. The school will further important efforts in Indiana to increase opportunities for education and careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines. The Endowment believes this support should add significantly to the intellectual capital in Northeast Indiana and enhance the vibrant life sciences sector growing throughout the state.”

Thanks to its connection to I-Light, Manchester School of Pharmacy is in a great position to take advantage of, and contribute to, the efforts in Indiana to increase opportunities for education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

For more on Manchester’s School of Pharmacy, visit www.manchester.edu/pharmacy.