Marshall University celebrated the grand opening of the new School of Pharmacy program with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday.
The ceremony was held at the Robert W. Coon Education Building located at the VA Medical Center in Huntington. Local and state officials attended to congratulate Marshall on bringing more medical careers to the region.
It took two years to complete and will mean a boost in economic development for this region.
"Pharmacists are needed across the country. There's great economic value in having a degree in pharmacy. It will mean a great deal to the community. It is said that it will bring 150 million dollars of economic development across the region," said Dr. Kevin Yingling who is the Dean of Marshall University's School of Pharmacy.
Eighty pharmacy students will begin classes on August 20.