VA Pharmacy School Raises Scholarship Funding

A pharmacy school in Richmond, Virginia made it possible for students to obtain scholarship funds through an inventive auction to raise more than $10,000.

The Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Pharmacy published the news first, stating that a benefit art auction yielded the funding, which they will use toward student scholarships.

It isn’t often that a pharmacy school takes funding matters into their own hands, but it also is rare for a school to have such notable talent on board with the willingness to give away valuable items for student scholarships. The school was also in the news recently for being home of one of 2012’s outstanding scientists according to Virginia Outstanding Scientists program. VCU is well-known for being extraordinary, so it comes as no surprise to those that are affiliated with the school or its pharmacy program.

Director of Public Relations and Communications for the pharmacy school, Cynthia McMullen, reported that the scholarship benefit was held on February 3rd and included watercolor paintings by the school’s dean of more than a decade, Victor Yanchick. His paintings were also featured in the magazine, Fifty Plus, where his work gained accolades from an art writer. According to McMullen’s report, the pharmacy school has raised over $30,000 thanks to the artful styles from Dean Yanchick.

Students attending the pharmacy school use scholarship funds to complete their course studies, purchase supplies, and pay for the tuition costs to attend the school. Other students at the school use scholarship funds to travel to distant countries in search of a deeper education experience, as well. National scholarships, while not part of the fundraising auction, enable those students to experience things they may not have been able to afford on their own. They are able to interact with the cultures that impact their careers and learn how they can apply what they’ve learned to fulfill needs throughout the world.

Comments

  1. This is a lovely article, and we do appreciate it! We are certainly proud of the VCU School of Pharmacy’s — and Dean Yanchick’s — accomplishments. However, we cannot take credit for one of the 2012 Virginia Outstanding Scientists. Here’s who did make that list this year — http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/jan/19/tdmet03-top-va-scientists-for-2012-named-ar-1622090/ — and congratulations to them all!

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