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
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

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