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CUW received a $50,000 contribution to assist with the purchase of dissolution equipment for the student Pharmaceutics Laboratory at its new School of Pharmacy. The grant – which was given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will work to establish a pharmacy practice teaching lab in the new School of Pharmacy building. CUW’s School of Pharmacy is only the second pharmacy program in the state opened to address a shortage of rural and urban practicing pharmacists.

“We are very grateful for this Walmart contribution. It allows us to purchase a sophisticated piece of equipment in our compounding laboratory to provide our students with the best contemporary pharmacy education possible,” said Executive Dean of the Pharmacy School, Curt Gielow.

The grant was presented to Concordia University Wisconsin during a check presentation ceremony held today at the School of Pharmacy Building on the Mequon campus of the university. During the ceremony, Lisa B. Nelson, senior manager, public affairs & government relations, Walmart, presented a check to Al Prochnow, chief operating officer at Concordia, as well as Dean Arneson, academic dean of the School of Pharmacy, and Gielow. Pharmacy faculty and students were also in attendance.

“The Walmart Foundation is very pleased to be supporting Concordia University Wisconsin, and are committed to helping those in need in the communities where we serve,” said Nelson. “Through this grant, we are hopeful that residents in the state of Wisconsin benefit from pharmacy students’ understanding of the physical and microbiological stability of drug products amid various environmental and packaging conditions.”

The contribution to Concordia University Wisconsin was made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. Through this program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations that create opportunities so people can live better. The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program strives to award grants that have a long-lasting, positive impact on communities across the U.S.

Last year in Wisconsin, Walmart, Sam’s Club locations and the Walmart Foundation awarded more than $15.1 million to local organizations.

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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