Rendering of the College of Pharmacy - Be A Part of the Moment

Building the Future of Pharmacy

Groundbreaking Ceremony

A poignant and entertaining docudrama, “The Groundbreaking” celebrates the ceremonial groundbreaking of a new pharmacy facility in the heart of the MUSC campus.
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony

  • The adventure begins...

A moment in time: anticipated project timeline

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Winter 2020
Preparation & Excavation 
Icon of shovel April 27, 2021
 Official Groundbreaking Ceremony
Icon of of crane Summer 2021
 Pile Driving, Foundation, Slabs
Icon of bricks Fall/Winter 2021-22
 Masonry Wall, Steel Roofing, Skin
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Spring 2022
 Interior Outfit
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Summer 2022
 Finishing, Furnishing, Cleaning
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Fall 2022
 Occupation
MUSC College of Pharmacy Construction Progress

Defining moments: the stories behind the plaques

Named areas are one of the most exciting components of an academic facility. It brings the history and tradition of the college into the daily activities of every member of the MUSC pharmacy family, keeping those donors involved in the institution they love. If you are interested in learning more about additional naming opportunities within the new building, please reach out to Megan Theiling Draper, CFRE, at draperm@musc.edu.

Barbara Rippy at table

Noted Union philanthropist Barbara Harter Rippy has made a $1 million commitment to the College of Pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The donation will support the mission and vision of the college. In recognition of this major gift, the college is naming the lecture hall in its new pharmacy facility the Bobby Gene ’63 and Barbara Harter Rippy Lecture Hall.

$1 Million to the College

Pharmacy students loved Peter Edwards ’68. Now all future pharmacy students will love him, too. Thanks to the generosity of a five-year, $500,000 commitment by the Pharmacy Network Foundation, Edwards will be honored for generations to come as the namesake of the Peter F. Edwards ’68 Student Lounge.

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Jimmy Jackson

Investment In all the fields of human endeavor, someone has to be first. Charles Lindbergh. Sir Edmund Hillary. Neil Armstrong. The Pharmacy Network Foundation.

Behind the Plaques
Rendering of the lobby

The Michael P. Araneo Lobby will welcome guests into the new College of Pharmacy building, just as though they are being welcomed into the MUSC pharmacy family.

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Building on Tradition

Christy Cooper Whitlock pictured with her father, Charles

The Cooper family is synonymous with MUSC pharmacy. Charles F. Cooper ’65 provided support and counsel for many years, shaping the course of the college’s future. Daughter Christy Cooper Whitlock ’90 followed in his footsteps, joining the Building Leadership Committee as a founding member and catalyzing a $1.5 million lead gift from the Cooper family.

Charles Cooper Family

Learn about more defining moments and donors stories on the MUSC College of Pharmacy blog.

Be a part of the moment

Mrs. Areno Craft & Megan Draper 
Megan Draper and Alycia Araneo Craft

Together we have been “Building the Future of Pharmacy” for decades. In fact, more than a thousand donors have joined us in this effort over the years.

If you are interested in being a part of the moment and would like to learn about naming opportunities within the new MUSC College of Pharmacy, please email Megan Theiling Draper CFRE, director of development at draperm@musc.edu