AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announced today the naming of its School of Pharmacy to honor Amarillo businessman and philanthropist Jerry Hodge and his wife Margaret.
On April 25, the Texas Tech University System Chancellor and TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. officially announced the naming of the TTUHSC Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy.
“The impact Jerry Hodge has had on this community has been extraordinary,” said Mitchell. “His commitment and longstanding dedication to this region, the city of Amarillo and to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center has been transformative as we wouldn’t be here today without this family’s devotion and support. It is an honor to recognize Jerry with the naming of our School of Pharmacy.”
“We’re very honored and very humbled,” said Jerry Hodge.
The TTUHSC School of Pharmacy opened in 1996 and has grown to be the state’s largest pharmacy school, graduating 140 to 155 new doctors of pharmacy annually.
Since it opened, the economic impact of the school’s research grants alone has exceeded $53 million.