Carey breaks ground on proposed pharmacy school

On May 1, 2017, William Carey University marked another milestone in its history with the groundbreaking of the proposed School of Pharmacy on the Tradition campus.
“Groundbreaking for the pharmacy school is an historic event for William Carey and for the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” said President Tommy King. “This is the first professional school headquartered on the coast, and we are confident that it will be an economic stimulus and another step to building the Medical City at Tradition.” The William Carey University School of Pharmacy will be the second pharmacy school in the state.
Special guests at the groundbreaking ceremony included Gov. Phil Bryant; Speaker of the House Philip Gunn; Sen. Sean Tindell representing Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves; and Hancock Bank President and CEO John Hairston, president and CEO of Hancock Bank; Dr. Mary Graham, president of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and chair of the board of directors for the National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) at Tradition; and Dr. Bartolone Burguera, executive medical director of NDORI; and Joe Canizaro, of Tradition Development Group.
The official opening of the school is pending upon approval from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Once approval is received, the first class is expected to enroll in July 2018.
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William Carey University celebrated the groundbreaking of its proposed pharmacy school at the Tradition campus on May 1, 2017.