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he capital campaign for Concordia University Wisconsin’s new School of Pharmacy recently received a 2-year pledge of $50,000 from the Wisconsin Energy Foundation. The generous donation will go toward the building costs of the new School which is scheduled to be completed this summer with a grand opening celebrating taking place on September 16.

“I believe this donation from a leading corporate citizen like Wisconsin Energy Foundation reflects their belief that our efforts to help alleviate the critical shortage of pharmacists in Wisconsin are a worthy endeavor for all of the state,” said Curt Gielow, executive dean of Concordia’s School of Pharmacy.

The Genesis class of 71 pharmacy students began coursework last fall in a temporary location on Concordia’s Mequon campus and will take occupancy of the new building, along with Pharmacy School faculty and staff, in fall 2011. Next year’s incoming class will consist of 80 pharmacy students. Concordia’s School of Pharmacy is only the second pharmacy school in the state and will fill an increased shortage of pharmacists in Wisconsin.

“Wisconsin Energy is committed to supporting organizations and activities that enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve,” said Kristine Rappé, senior vice president and chief administration officer at Wisconsin Energy Corporation. “We are pleased to support the continued growth of Concordia University Wisconsin, which has forged a 130-year legacy of learning and innovation in Wisconsin,” she added.

Since 1982, the Wisconsin Energy Foundation has contributed financial support for the activities of nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations in communities that are served by Wisconsin Energy Corp. and its subsidiaries. The foundation is funded by Wisconsin Energy’s shareholders.

— 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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