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Walgreens donates $50,000 to Hawaiian pharmacy school

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HILO, Hawaii Following the November 2007 opening of its first store in Hawaii, Walgreens presented the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s new College of Pharmacy with an oversized check for $50,000 Saturday.

Walgreens opened its first store on Keeaumoku Street in Honolulu and plans to add 25 to 30 more stores throughout the state.

Walgreens’ gift, presented without restrictions, will fund activities in the college, which is Hawaii’s first accredited pharmacy program. The first class of 90 students began last August and is expected to finish in 2011. The second class, also of 90 students, will begin this August, and the college hopes to enroll 350 students over the next four years.

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