The Gregory family, founders of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc., donated a lead gift of $5 million to PBA on September 20, 2002, to build a new home for the School of Pharmacy, which was completed and occupied in August 2004.
The distinctive four-story structure, containing nearly 45,000 square feet of floor space, is wired for Internet access throughout and equipped with smart classrooms that offer a full range of audiovisual instruction. Three 84-seat lecture halls (one for each of the three on-campus pharmacy classes) open into a full-sized auditorium that seats 250. Electrical outlets are spaced throughout the lecture halls, enabling every student to plug in a laptop computer. The building also contains three 40-seat classrooms, a large pharmaceutics lab, a sterile products lab, and a research lab. In addition to standard classrooms and labs, Gregory Hall has many conference rooms and small group "break-out" rooms for group activity and collaborative study.
In December, 2005, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Nicklaus visited Gregory Hall for the dedication of the Charles Nicklaus Lecture Hall. One of our three lecture halls has been named in honor of Jack's father, Charles, who practiced pharmacy for many years. When you visit our campus, stop by Gregory Hall to see the framed photo just outside of Room 116. It shows a young Jack working in the pharmacy alongside his father.