Local College Targeting Healthcare Industry Receives $2M Grant

(credit: Scott Hewitt Photography/University of the Sciences)

(credit: Scott Hewitt Photography/University of the Sciences)

(Photo by Ed Fischer) Lynne Adkins
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By Lynne Adkins

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A local college targeting the healthcare industry has received its largest financial gift ever.

The Mayes College at the University of the Sciences in University City has received a $2 million gift from an alumnus.

The Dean, Dr. Andrew Peterson says the money will be put to good use.

“The gift is going toward the growth of the faculty and the students in collaborative research, but the students and opportunities for the faculty to grow and develop in their areas of healthcare business policy and communications and I think this is going to help develop the school in the long run.”

The school opened in 2007 and focuses on careers in healthcare business, policy and communications. About 200 students are enrolled.