UT Tyler breaks ground for new pharmacy program
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — The University of Texas at Tyler has begun construction on the W.T. Brookshire Hall, the future home of the UT Tyler Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday to celebrate the occasion at the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library.
The three-story $26.5 million UT Tyler Brookshire Pharmacy Hall, designed to provide students with various classrooms and study areas as well as skills labs for hands-on training.
“The addition of the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy is the next step in this university’s vision of becoming nationally recognized as a destination university for high-ability students,” President Mabry said. “W.T. Brookshire Hall will have the needed facilities for the four-year doctor of pharmacy professional degree program. At just over 60,000 square feet, the building will meet the university’s current needs and allow for growth into the future.”
Other building features will include student study areas, office spaces, research labs and rooftop terraces.
Construction is expected to be completed May 2015.