VCU School of Pharmacy alumni give back ... Again!
Director of Public Relations and Communications
School of Pharmacy
VCU Communications and Public Relations
Nancy and Ron McFarlane
VCU School of Pharmacy alumni, Nancy and Ron McFarlane, class of 1980, have donated $250,000 to the school for an endowed professorship in pharmacy practice.
The couple has previously established two scholarship funds for pharmacy students – the Phi Delta Chi Scholarship and the Nancy L. and Ronald H. McFarlane Scholarship.
“The school is doing a lot of great things,” said Ron McFarlane. “We are happy to be able to help them achieve and grow their mission.”
The McFarlanes live in Raleigh, N.C., where they own MedProRx Inc., an accredited specialty infusion pharmacy that focuses on treatments for people with bleeding, autoimmune, neuromuscular and rheumatologic disorders and other complex medical conditions. According to Ron McFarlane, MedProRx, which opened in 2002, is one of few such pharmacies left on the East Coast.
In addition to their education, another reason the McFarlanes have such a strong connection with the School of Pharmacy is that they met here. The couple has three children and will celebrate their 29th wedding anniversary this November.
Although they moved to North Carolina in the mid-1980s, Nancy McFarlane says the school has always been an anchor for them in Virginia.
“I am thrilled that we are in a position to help the school that helped us,” said Nancy McFarlane.