The College of Pharmacy at UH Hilo is on track to move forward with the building of additional teaching and research facilities thanks to a 2009 $1 million gift from the J.M. Long Foundation.
This gift supports the construction of the initial phase of a health sciences complex by funding phase 1B of the project. This phase will add 2,880 square feet to Building B with the addition of a lecture hall, student center, and adjoining lanais.
The lecture hall will be used daily and will be equipped with networking and distance learning equipment and can be used for nights and weekends for conferencing. The student center will fulfill unmet needs at the College as a site for student advisement and counseling; student group meetings, materials storage and activity planning; and hosting of community related projects. The lanai will be an area for presentations and speeches, receptions, short presentations and speeches, and other informal activities and socialization.
In recognition of this generous contribution from the J.M. Long Foundation, Building B will be named The Joseph M. Long Pavilion.
This gift helps the College of Pharmacy fulfill their pledge to offer students quality education while addressing the critical shortage of qualified pharmacists in Hawaiʻi and across the nation.