Marshall University School Of Pharmacy, Concord University Sign Agreement

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 19 2015

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,         





ATHENS, W.Va. – The Marshall University School of Pharmacy and Concord University signed an articulation agreement Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. The signing took place at 2 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge in the Jerry and Jean Beasley Student Center on the Athens campus.

The 3+4 Concord-Marshall Pharmacy Articulation Agreement allows students to complete a three-year undergraduate program at Concord and then matriculate into the Marshall University School of Pharmacy.  Students in this program receive an expedited application review and an early admissions interview. Marshall University School of Pharmacy will reserve one or more positions annually for Concord University students in this program.

The students are able to receive their Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (Pharmacy Option) from Concord University upon completion of their first year of pharmacy school. The students complete both the bachelor’s degree from Concord and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Marshall University in a total of seven years, one less than would be required without this dual degree program.

“Concord University welcomes this new collaboration with the Marshall University School of Pharmacy which provides another great educational opportunity for our students,” Dr. Peter L. Viscusi, Concord University vice president and academic dean, said. “This initiative is yet another example of how Concord can offer quality education that leads to promising careers that enhance the services we are committed to providing to our area, region and state.”

“Marshall University School of Pharmacy is very pleased to partner with Concord University on this simplified pathway for students,” said H. Glenn Anderson, Pharm.D., associate dean of academic and curricular affairs at the Marshall University School of Pharmacy. “Helping students navigate the pharmacy school admission process is a value added proposition for Concord University, Marshall University, and the communities of southern West Virginia. Pathway students will receive a progressive, state-of-the-art pharmacy education while maintaining close ties to the southern region. These graduates tend to bring their skills home to the benefit of the community in general.”


Photo Attached Below

Photography by: Lance McDaniel, Concord University

Dr. H. Glenn Anderson, Associate Dean of Academic and Curricular Affairs, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, seated left, and Dr. Peter L. Viscusi, Vice President and Academic Dean, Concord University, seated right, sign the agreement.


Shown back row, left to right: Laura Rudolph, Director of Recruitment and Development, Marshall University School of Pharmacy; Terri Moran, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Marshall University School of Pharmacy; and Dr. W.R. Winfrey, Chair Division of Science, Mathematics & Health, Concord University.



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