Pharmacy Building Courtyard Complete
20 Jul

Pharmacy Building Courtyard Complete

This summer, the Florida A&M University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health, moved forward with its recent completion of the long-awaited learner courtyard, which is in the east wing of the pharmacy building.

The courtyard project includes new comfortable outdoor furniture and is enough square feet for learners to meet while social distancing. This courtyard fills the need for a secure outdoor space for learners to relax, assemble, and study.

Comments from faculty:

“I am extremely excited about the College’s courtyard. This space will allow for faculty, staff, and learners to take a break from academia if only for one moment. In addition, it will supply a relaxed atmosphere that will catch on quickly. I look forward to meeting you at the Courtyard.” – Dr. Debora L. Taylor, Interim Associate Dean for the Office of Student Affairs

“The Courtyard furniture looks fantastic!” – Dr. Sandra Suther, Division Director for Economic, Social & Administrative Pharmacy

“This Courtyard is excellent timing in this era of social distancing!” – Dr. Nathaniel Eraikhuemen, Division Director South Florida Pharmacy Practice Center

Special thanks to CoPPS, IPH staff: Mrs. Annette Dawson-Nelson for her business acumen, and Mrs. Verretta Young for the name “Courtyard”. Also, thanks to Mr. Terence Hightower for heading the project, which includes selecting the type of furniture for the Courtyard. The purchase was charged to the start up fund of Dean Early.

The College is excited to offer title sponsor naming rights to the Courtyard. If you are interested in learning about this naming opportunity, please contact the Director of Development, Dekywan Debose at

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