Two University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Pharmacy alumni are giving back to their school in a big way.
 
Reeves-Sain Family of Medical Services co-owners Rick Sain, PharmD, Class of 1989, and Shane Reeves, PharmD, Class of 1994, are donating $100,000 to their alma mater through their Reeves-Sain Foundation, according to a company press release.
 
UTHSC College of Pharmacy Dean Marie Chisholm-Burns, PharmD, MPH, MBA, FCCP, FASHP, said in the press release that she hoped the foundation’s gift will be both “informative and inspirational” to the college’s pharmacy students.
 
Half of the foundation’s 5-year gift will fund scholarships for current students, while the other half will be used for building maintenance of the pharmacy school and an educational gallery about the Reeves-Sain business model.
 
The construction of the gallery in the pharmacy building is expected to start this spring. Included in the gallery area will be a study space for students and a “visual component highlighting the progression of Reeves-Sain,” according to the press release.
 
The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based company “enhances and improves the role of the community pharmacy in the health care of its customer base” and also provides medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and diabetes, oxygen, and specialty services, Reeves-Sain said.
 
 “Through every change, every innovation, and every relationship, we have been reminded that this career helps us change lives,” Rick Sain said in the press release. “We are excited about this expanded relationship with UTHSC, and we look forward to championing pharmacy innovation in products, services, and training—all for the health of pharmacy patients across the state.”