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Carey Receives Seal Foundation Gift for Pharmacy School

The Leo W. Seal Family Foundation, headquartered in Bay St. Louis, has pledged $125,000 for the establishment of the school of pharmacy at the William Carey University Tradition campus in Biloxi.
 
The pledge will be distributed to Carey over a five-year period, with $50,000 already contributed, to defray startup costs for the pharmacy school. The school, the second of its kind in Mississippi, will have the mission of serving the entire Gulf Coast region. It will also anchor a Health Care Industry Zone, established by state law, within a five-mile radius of the campus on Highway 67.
 
Hank Zuber, District 113 state representative and co-author of the legislation creating the zone, was on hand for the Foundation’s formal gift presentation on January 12 and noted the impact of the gift.
 
“I would like to thank the Foundation for the generous contribution,” said Zuber. “They are taking the lead with this contribution in bringing the Coast back … we are now one step closer to having the pharmacy school at Carey, which will be a game-changer for south Mississippi not only in terms of the school itself but possibilities including, but not limited to, high-tech spin-off companies and ancillary businesses.”
 
Foundation board member Clay Wagner said the Foundation was pleased to support such a worthy project.
 
“We are very, very excited to be able to participate in such an amazing project not only for the students on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, but also for the growth and development of our region,” he said.
 
Carey President Dr. Tommy King expressed appreciation to the Foundation and noted the university’s desire to serve the Gulf Coast and surrounding area.
 
“Carey has been on the coast for more than 35 years. Bringing the first professional school to the coastal region is just another example of our desire to serve this significant area of Mississippi and neighboring states,” said Dr. King.
 
For more information on the pharmacy school or on ways to give, contact Monica Marlowe, chief advancement officer for the Tradition campus, at (228) 702-1853 or by email at mmarlowe@wmcarey.edu.
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The Leo W. Seal Family Foundation recently pledged $125,000 over a five-year period to William Carey University’s effort to establish a school of pharmacy, the second such school in the state, on the Tradition campus in Biloxi. Pictured at the gift presentation on January 12 are (left to right) State Rep. Hank Zuber; Carey President Dr. Tommy King; and Foundation board member Clay Wagner.