Walgreens, one of the fastest growing, chain drug store retailers in the United States, presented Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (COPPS) with a gift of $250,000 to be applied toward the College’s scholarship programs.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this donation,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “It will assist us in our effort to continue to recruit the best and brightest students to the pharmacy program. Increasing the number of scholarships for our students is one of my key priorities and I would like to thank Dr. Lewis and Walgreens for supporting us in this area and making this donation a reality.”
Representatives from Walgreens making the presentation were Manuel Littlefield, pharmacy supervisor, Tallahassee, Fla. (FAMU ‘87); Jeff Roland, pharmacy supervisor, Pensacola, Fla. (FAMU ‘98); Dr. Elbonie Moore, pharmacy manager, Tallahassee, Fla. (FAMU ’02); and Jay Johnson, district manager, Tallahassee, Fla.
“We are happy to support FAMU with this donation and we look forward to bringing new students into the pharmacy profession,” said Littlefield.
“Walgreens pharmacy has been a long time friend, supporter of the college’s varies programs, and one of the leading employers of our students graduating from COPPS,” said Henry Lewis III, dean of the college of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences. “It is through this type of assistance that we can achieve our vision of academic and research excellence.”
Walgreens operates 6,149 stores in the United States. Seven hundred and forty two stores are located in Florida.
Left to right: Dr. Elbonie Moore, pharmacy manager, Tallahassee, Fla. (FAMU ’02); Manuel Littlefield, pharmacy supervisor, Tallahassee, Fla. (FAMU ‘87); FAMU President James H. Ammons; Dean Henry Lewis, III, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Jay Johnson, district manager, Tallahassee, Fla.; Jeff Roland, pharmacy supervisor, Pensacola, Fla. (FAMU ‘98); and Tia Reynolds, recruiter for Walgreens, display the $250,000 check presentation from Walgreens to FAMU.