A Contribution to Western Pennsylvania Pharmacy

A History of the Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy 1878-1958

Appendix V - Disjecta Membra

Document L


Scio College of Pharmacy

Letter Sent to All Alumni Not On the Board of Trustees

Scio, Ohio
June 18, 1908

Dear Sir:

After a careful consideration of the present tendencies and needs in pharmaceutical education, it has been decided to consolidate the Scio College of Pharmacy with The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, and to conduct the new institution at Pittsburgh.

The present students of Scio will be admitted to The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy without any increase in tuition.

The alumni of the Scio College of Pharmacy will be adopted as alumni of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy and, upon application, will receive a diploma setting forth that fact.

It is needless to say that the new institution, combining as it will the resources and equipment of the two institutions, will become almost at once the largest and strongest College of Pharmacy in the country, and as such will be able to accomplish more for the cause of pharmaceutical education than either institution could hope to accomplish separately.

As an alumnus of Scio, you will be welcomed at Pittsburgh, and will be made to feel that you are among friends.

Trusting that this action will meet your hearty approval, and that you will give to the greater institution the same hearty and loyal support that you have in the past given to Scio, and with kind regards, I remain,

Very truly yours,
s/J. H. Beal

Letter Mailed to Junior Class June 17-18, '08

Scio, Ohio,
June 17, 1902

Dear Sir:

After a careful consideration of both the future and the past of the Scio College of Pharmacy, it has been decided to consolidate with The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy and to conduct the two institutions as one in the city of Pittsburgh.

The present Junior students of Scio will be accepted as Seniors by The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, but without any increase of tuition while all alumni of the Scio College of Pharmacy will be adopted as alumni of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy and will, upon application, receive a diploma setting forth that fact.

The new institution with the combined resources and equipments of the two Colleges will naturally be very much stronger and better equipped than either institution could ever hope to become separately, while the city of Pittsburgh with its Libraries, Museums, Botanical Gardens and large number of modern retail pharmacies, will afford opportunities for study and experience which would not be possible in a small town.

For such Juniors as desire it, positions will be secured in Pittsburgh drug stores, which will not only give them the opportunity of obtaining city experience, but will enable them to earn sufficient money to pay their expenses during the Senior Year. A list of suitable rooms and boarding places will be kept at the office of the Pittsburgh College, and assistance will be given in securing comfortable and inexpensive quarters. The faculty of The Pittsburgh College will do everything possible to make your Senior Year both pleasant and profitable.

Hoping to have the pleasure of greeting you at the opening of the Fall Term at Pittsburgh, and with kind regards, I remain,

Very truly yours,
s/J. H. Beal

At the last meeting of the Board of Directors of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy the consolidation of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy with the Scio College of Pharmacy, was approved and by formal vote the Alumni of the Scio College of Pharmacy were adopted as Alumni of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy. The undersigned was directed to have prepared a suitable diploma setting forth this fact and to furnish the same at a nominal fee upon application to all Alumni of the Scio College of Pharmacy.

These diplomas will be ready shortly and will be sent to all applicants entitled to the same upon receipt of one dollar to cover cost.

As an Alumnus of The Pittsburgh College of Pharmacy, I wish to extend to you a most hearty welcome to our body and trust that we may have the pleasure of greeting you personally at the next meeting to be held in the fall.

It is firmly believed that the consolidation of our respective schools into one, necessarily so much stronger and better, will lead to the lasting benefits of pharmaceutical education and will be productive of an institution of which we shall all have occasion to feel justly proud.

Trusting that the greater institution will have your hearty support, I remain, with kindest fraternal greetings.

Yours very truly,
J.A. Koch, Dean