Pharmacy School Expands Campus

With a growing health industry in the United States, pharmacy schools are proactively gearing up to meet the needs of new students that flock to their campuses each year. St. Joseph Pharmacy College is a new school in Hartford, but finds that expansion is already necessary. According to a report by the Hartford Business Journal, St. Joseph’s pharmacy school is looking to become a bigger part of their community and shape the lives of future pharmacists in the area:

Months away from St. Joseph College School of Pharmacy welcoming its second fall class, the private West Hartford educator is expanding its presence in downtown Hartford. St. Joseph recently leased another 17,000 square feet on the third floor of Hartford 21 retail-residential office tower at Trumbull and Asylum streets. The new space adds to the 33,000 square feet the school already occupies in the building,” the report reads.

The reason for the expansion is the same as those found all over the nation: a higher number of applications to enroll in the school’s pharmacy program. Instead of turning students away, St. Josephs, like many other schools, would rather use existing resources to make room for new students being added on to the program each year:

“Shawn Harrington, the school’s vice president for finance and administration, said the new space is on the same floor that already houses the pharmacy program. “Enrollment growth requires additional build out,” Harrington said.

It will allow the school to double the size of its library; open a dedicated student lounge with seating for 100 people; create a student locker and government meeting area; and provide additional room for administrative support offices. Harrington said construction on the new space is already underway, with the hopes of… read more on the pharmacy school’s plans from the Hartford Business Journal

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