Disciples News Service

Midway College to open School of Pharmacy in 2011

Midway CollegeMidway College will begin accepting students for its new school of pharmacy in January. The new Midway College School of Pharmacy will be located in Paintsville, Ky., and begin classes in August 2011. The college’s school of pharmacy will offer a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, and initially enroll up to 80 students per year, with plans to expand to at least 320 students per year.

"As we have made visits and had discussions with local leaders, it was obvious from day one that this was the right community for this project," said Midway College President William B. Drake Jr. "This is a community that values education and is welcoming. We could not ask for a better partner." The pharmacy school will temporarily be located on the Mayo campus of Big Sandy Regional and Technical Center in Paintsville until a permanent site can be established. Midway College is related by covenant to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). For more, see: www.disciples.org/Portals/0/PDF/DNS/2010/20100707-Midway.pdf