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Briefs: Fruth funds School of Pharmacy scholarships

Oct. 20, 2013 @ 09:21 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University announced this week it received two separate gifts for student scholarships totaling $24,000 from West Virginia-based Fruth Pharmacy.

Kevin Yingling, dean of the School of Pharmacy, said the relationship with Fruth Pharmacy is of significant importance to the emerging school and developing of team-based health care in our region.

"We are so grateful for the support of Lynne Fruth and the entire Fruth Pharmacy family," Yingling said in a written statement. "As a West Virginia-based pharmacy, they understand that pharmacy education is essential to ensuring better health outcomes for those in our state and region."

In addition to the $11,000 gift to the School of Pharmacy, the company also presented the university with $13,000 for the Fruth Pharmacy Scholarship. Established in 1995, this scholarship is awarded to qualifying employees, or relatives of active employees of Fruth Pharmacy who are enrolled full- or part-time at Marshall University.

'Conversations' is coming to Charleston

HUNTINGTON -- "Conversations in Innovation," an arm-chair style discussion about West Virginia's business climate featuring former Mountain State governors Gaston Caperton and Bob Wise is coming to the University of Charleston on Monday, Oct. 20.

The two former governors will speak about the goals and methods they employed during their terms to diversify the state's economy, as well as opportunities and challenges facing West Virginia in developing and retaining intellectual capital.

The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Vision Shared.

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