Students at Averett, Bluefield, Eastern Mennonite and Ferrum can now earn dual degrees from VCU as part of initiative to grow pharmaceutical workforce.
A new academic collaboration is intended to help rural Virginia students gain a foothold in the state’s pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, which has seen a recent growth surge and is poised for further expansion thanks to more than $50 million in new federal funding.
The Gupton Initiative will create a pathway for students at four private liberal arts schools – Averett University, Bluefield University, Eastern Mennonite University and Ferrum College – to also study at Virginia Commonwealth University’s College of Engineering and earn dual bachelor’s degrees. They will also have the option to pursue post-graduate programs.
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