Press release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Mayor Henry congratulates Manchester College on decision to create pharmacy program
Program to be satellite campus in Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry congratulates the Manchester College Board of Trustees on its unanimous decision Saturday to start a doctorate of pharmacy program at a Fort Wayne satellite campus. The four-year program will enroll students starting in 2012. It will be the only pharmacy program in northern Indiana.
“The decision by Manchester College to start a PharmD program in Fort Wayne is a wonderful investment of financial and intellectual capital in our city,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “As the healthcare sector continues to grow in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana, Manchester College’s expansion of professional programs is going to be key in creating the highly skilled, highly educated workforce employers demand.”
Manchester College anticipates a total of 250 students plus 40 faculty and staff with many of them anticipated to live in Fort Wayne. Starting salaries for pharmacists often exceed $100,000 annually, and the demand for pharmacists is expected grow in the coming years. Fort Wayne’s strong regional medical facilities make it likely that graduates will stay in the area, especially as the area of pharmacists working directly in hospitals continue to grow.
“We are ready to welcome the new faculty and students to Fort Wayne and look forward to seeing higher education grow in our city, which will ultimately benefit all of our residents,” Mayor Henry said.