Ransdell family pledges $450K for CPHS’s Health Professionals Readiness and Enrichment Program

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina — Campbell University’s College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (CPHS) has received a pledge of $450,000 from the Ransdell Charitable Trust to support the Health Professionals Readiness and Enrichment Program (HPREP).

“We are deeply appreciative of this donation from Mr. Bobby Ransdell and his family,” said Michael L. Adams, PharmD, PhD, dean of CPHS. “Providing underserved and underrepresented students the chance to explore career options and personally develop themselves is a passion of the Ransdell family.”

Adams continued: “In consideration of their generosity and giving spirit, the Campbell University Board of Trustees voted to name HPREP in honor of the Ransdell family. Through this donation, the Ransdell Family Health Professionals Readiness and Enrichment Program has been funded through 2030, which will allow approximately 900 students the opportunity to participate.”

Bobby Ransdell, head of the Ransdell Family Charitable Trust and generous CPHS donor, said: “I believe it’s important that prospective students have every advantage and opportunity to further their education and to better themselves. This donation to the program is in honor of my parents, Mary Utley Ransdell and James Crawford Ransdell Sr., and my family.”

What is HPREP?

  • A four-day interdisciplinary, preparatory, and professional development program for prospective students interested in:
    • Clinical Research
    • Osteopathic Medicine
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physician Assistant
    • Public Health
  • The program provides prospective students from across the nation an opportunity to network with health professionals and current students from the above areas of practice.
  • The program targets first generation college prospects, financially disadvantaged, underrepresented minority students, and students with an interest in practicing in rural areas.

HPREP in 2017

  • Up to 60 students will participate in HPREP on May 21-26, 2017.
  • The program’s application will be available November 15, 2016 on the HPREP website for students considering a career in healthcare. The application deadline is March 15, 2017.

HPREP Impact

  • From 2006 to 2015, more than 650 students have participated in the program.
  • More than 300 of those students have matriculated into a graduate or professional program, with the majority of them becoming Campbell alumni.

Learn more about HPREP