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UNC-CH pharmacy school receives $100 million gift

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $100 million for its pharmacy school, which is the largest individual gift in the school's history and among the top 10 donations to a college nationally in 2014. UNC announced the gift from Fred Eshelman on Wednesday. Eshelman graduated from UNC in 1972 and is the founder and former chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development. UNC-Chapel Hill's previous largest gift was $50 million. Full story...
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PPD founder makes largest ever donation to UNC

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PPD founder Fred Eshelman plans to donate $100 million to the pharmacy school at UNC Chapel Hill, which already bears his name. Full story...
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Eshelman makes another donation to namesake pharmacy school at UNC

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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $2.5 million gift from alumnus Fred Eshelman to expand the school's research programs and help transform the classroom experience for pharmacy students. Full story...
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Report: PPD for sale; Eshelman comments

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video According to a statement, following recent stock market developments, PPD's board of directors has asked management to review PPD's strategic plan and capital structure with a focus on unlocking value for shareholders. Full story...
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Senate taps Eshelman, Harrelson for UNC Board of Governors

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Southeastern North Carolina has two new voices on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Full story...
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Eshelman joins NC Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

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PPD Executive Chairman Fred Eshelman was inducted into the North Carolina Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Eshelman attributes much of his success to our area. Full story...
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