Campaign – Impact Report

Your Support Makes it All Possible!

Dean Schumock

“The UIC College of Pharmacy values your financial support which serves to advance our mission of educating the current and next generation of pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, and pharmacy leaders; to conduct impactful and cutting-edge research; and to provide innovative patient care and service to our local, national, and global communities.”

Dean Glen Schumock

The Student Story

  • $513K in scholarships and awards distributed in FY20.

  • 17 endowed scholarships created during FY20.

  • 1 in 4 students receive financial support

Supporting Student Pharmacists Impacted by the Coronavirus Outbreak

John Plachetka

The COVID-19 pandemic is both a health crisis and an economic crisis. For many pharmacy students, the outbreak has created enormous financial stress because of the loss of employment, additional demands associated with child or family responsibilities, or mounting student loans. These can threaten their ability to continue their education and even meet basic needs.

Thankfully, the UIC College of Pharmacy has alumni and friends like John Plachetka, BS ’76, PharmD, and his wife, Clare. Recognizing the situation, the Plachetkas reached out to the College to offer their support. Their gift will provide 50 scholarships over the next year to students who are facing immediate financial hardships.

  • 773 PharmD students supported.

  • 101 Graduate students supported.

  • 30 Postdoctoral students supported.

Samona RAwal

“The DuBow Family Foundation Scholarship has aided in my pursuit of a pharmacy education by allowing me to focus on being successful in the classroom, increasing involvement and leadership in pharmacy organizations, and being active in the community. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet the DuBow family and experience their passion for philanthropy.”

Samona Rawal  |  Doctorate of Pharmacy Candidate, Class of 2020

“I am grateful for receiving the DuBow Family Foundation Scholarship during my first year in pharmacy school. The DuBow family’s generosity not only helped my family and I financially but was also a source of motivation in my studies. Knowing that the DuBow family believed in my potential helped push me through that first semester, and for that I am beyond grateful.”

Jessica Kulawiak  |  Doctorate of Pharmacy Candidate, Class of 2021

The College Story

  • 1 deanship created

  • 4 professorships created

  • $2M In scholarship support

  • $9M in direct support for research and innovation

  • $4.5M in facility enhancements

  • $4.5M in academic support

Philanthropy Built

Retzky Center

The Herbert and Carol Retzky Simulation Center
This state-of-the-art education and training space opened in the Fall of 2019.  The Retzky Simulation Center, was made possible by the generous support of Dr. Carol Retzky, and her late husband, Herb Retzky (BS ’46), provides our students with a flexible, leading-edge learning space.

Alumni Room

The Alumni Room
Mr. and Mrs. Ted R. and Jean L. Gladson played a major role in creating a 21st-century conference room which opened prior to the beginning of our academic year.  Our Alumni Room, “is a place to plan the future of the College while being surrounded by the past.” – Ted Gladson, BS ’59.

Because of Alumni and Friends...

We are the #1 College of Pharmacy in Illinois according to the US News and World Report.
We are the #7 College of Pharmacy in the Nation according to the US News and World Report.
We are the #7 College of Pharmacy in the Nation according to AACP Research Rankings.
We are One college, Two campuses, Unlimited opportunities.

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