Wilkes University and Neumann University Announce Agreement for Pre-Pharmacy Students
Wilkes University and Neumann University, Aston, Pa., have partnered on an articulation agreement for students pursuing a doctor of pharmacy degree. Under the new agreement, academically qualified students who complete Neumann’s pre-pharmacy program can apply to the Wilkes Nesbitt School of Pharmacy through a streamlined process and be granted an admission interview.
Anne Skleder, Wilkes provost and senior vice president, and Lawrence DiPaolo, Jr., vice president for academic affairs at Neumann, signed the agreement on Friday, March 23 at Wilkes University.
“We are delighted to partner with Neumann University who, like Wilkes, is known for coupling small class sizes with extraordinary opportunity,” said University President Patrick F. Leahy. “This benefits Wilkes in two ways: it allows us to welcome talented Neumann students into our pharmacy program while extending our footprint into southeastern Pennsylvania.”
Founded in 1996, the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy is the region’s only school of pharmacy. The school awards the doctor of pharmacy degree, or Pharm. D., the primary, entry-level pharmacy practice degree in the United States. Under the agreement, students will spend two years at Neumann and complete four years of pharmacy school at Wilkes.
Pictured from left to right: Scott Stolte, dean of the Wilkes Nesbitt School of Pharmacy; Skleder; DiPaolo; and Alfred Mueller, II, dean of arts and sciences at Neumann.