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St. Joseph School Of Pharmacy Wins Crucial Accreditation

College Can Admit First Class To Downtown Hartford Program This Fall

By KENNETH R. GOSSELIN

January 27, 2011

St.Joseph College has won a key accreditation that will allow it to admit the first class of students to its new pharmacy school in downtown Hartford this fall, the school announced today.

St. Joseph College has won a key national accreditation for its new pharmacy school in downtown Hartford an approval that will allow the college to admit its first class this fall, the college announced Thursday.

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has endorsed St. Joseph's curriculum and plans for the new pharmacy school, which is expected to enroll 68 students this fall.

Securing the accreditation was crucial to opening the school and was a key reason the opening was delayed a year. Initially, the pharmacy school was to open in 2010.

St. Joseph's had previously won state and regional accreditations for the pharmacy school.

The college has invested $4.4 million to transform 35,000 square feet of office space in the Hartford 21 complex into the pharmacy school. City officials in Hartford praised the decision to open the school downtown, the college's first location outside its West Hartford campus.

It is hoped the school will add vibrancy that city officials say is key to revitalizing downtown Hartford.

"The accreditation from the ACPE confirms the quality of our unique, three-year co-educational doctoral program in pharmacy and opens the door for a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Hartford for our first class of students this fall," said Pamela Trotman Reid, president of St. Joseph.

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