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‘Wall of Honor’ Event at Long Island University’s College of Pharmacy Will Recognize Major Players and Benefactors, Sept. 22

Continuation of College’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration

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Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 780-4137

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Long Island University's Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences — commemorating its 125th anniversary this year — will pay tribute to some of the College's most influential figures on September 22, 2011 with the dedication of a Wall of Honor.

The key persons listed on the seven-by-four foot wall include major donors, the eight CEO deans since the College was founded in 1886, distinguished alumni, and faculty winners of such prestigious University and College honors as the Krasnoff, Newton and Founders Awards. The Wall of Honor, located in the lobby of the Pharmacy Building, will also feature a brief history of the College and a list of faculty and staff members who retired with at least 25 years of service.

"We are acknowledging this important moment in our history in a memorable way," said Dr. David R. Taft, dean of the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
The College will commemorate the dedication of the wall on Thursday, September 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Campus" Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, followed by a wine-and-cheese reception.

The program will include remarks by University President David J. Steinberg, Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeffrey Kane, Brooklyn Campus Provost Gale Stevens Haynes, and College of Pharmacy Dean David Taft. In addition to all honorees, invited guests include University officers, members of the Council of Overseers, the College of Pharmacy alumni board, and faculty, administration and staff.

In conjunction with its anniversary year, the College kicked off its $12.5 million "Our Founding, Our Future" capital campaign to raise funds to expand research and graduate education initiatives; to complete renovation and new construction projects; and to increase the number of scholarships available to the College's students.

Founded in 1886 as the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, the College is the oldest unit of Long Island University and is part of the University's Brooklyn Campus. The institution has had an enormous impact on the pharmacy profession, graduating more than 20,000 students. Alumni include such giants in their fields as Dr. Louis Lemberger, who headed the team that developed Prozac, and Dr. Howard Murad, one of the nation's top authorities on skin care.

For additional information about the event or to find out more about the College, call (718) 488-1004.

The Brooklyn Campus is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 09/15/2011

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