Nephron Pharmaceuticals Continues to Support Pharmacology Students
Julie Anderson Washburn, Lexington One Educational Foundation Executive Director
Kathryn McPhail, Lexington District One Communications Director
December 8, 2020, LEXINGTON, S.C. — Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation and CEO Lou Kennedy continue to provide generous financial support to Lexington School District One students via donations to the Lexington One Educational Foundation.
Kennedy recently gave a $7,500 check to the Educational Foundation, which will cover the course fees for students enrolled in Lexington District One’s Pharmacology class. The district will offer the course at the Lexington Technology Center and Pelion High School during the second semester of the 2020-21 school year.
This donation is significant, since the Pharmacology course fees are $300 per student. The gift enables students who may be interested in a pharmacy career to take the class with no concern for the excessive fee. This year 25 students are enrolled in the class between the two district locations.
“We could not be more excited to partner once again with Lexington One,” said Kennedy. “These students deserve to be equipped with the very best educational resources available because they represent South Carolina’s – and our company’s – future workforce.”
This is the fourth year that Nephron Pharmaceuticals has supported this program in an effort to open the class to all students in Lexington District One, regardless of the cost. In recent years, the company has also donated a Laminar Flow Hood, Refiller equipment, syringes, vials and protective suits for the students to use while learning about the pharmacy industry. Nephron staff have also visited the class in past years (prior to COVID-19) and shared their industry knowledge with the pharmacology students.
Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn stated on behalf of the Foundation, “We are extremely thankful to Lou Kennedy and Nephron Pharmaceuticals for the company’s continued investment in our Lexington One students through their donation. Thanks to this charitable gift, any of our seniors who are interested in the Pharmacology course are able to pursue it and explore a possible future career goal.”
About Lexington County School District One Educational Foundation
Established in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Lexington One Educational Foundation is a source of growth and support for Lexington County School District One. Its mission is to support the district’s educational programs and enrich the quality of life in the Lexington community by raising and managing funds. Annually, the Foundation works to build
partnerships with individuals and corporations in order to benefit Lexington One students, teachers, and schools. We plant seeds in our district that bloom into amazing educational opportunities for our students! To learn more about our mission and how to give, visit:
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