Students can still count on McGill

December 04, 2020
Dr. Julian McGill and family
Dr. Julian McGill and family

Dr. Julian McGill taught at the MUSC College of Pharmacy for 27 years, inspiring thousands of MUSC pharmacy students on the way to their degrees. The students could count on him then…and they still can.

In October, McGill and his wife, Ann, announced their intention to create the Julian E. and Ann M. McGill Endowed Scholarship to support future generations of pharmacy students at MUSC.

“Dr. McGill is one of those faculty members who alumni always ask about,” said Philip Hall, dean of the MUSC College of Pharmacy. “They remember having him in class or as an advisor and they always mention what a difference he made in their lives. It’s gratifying to think about all the future students who will think the same thing, even though he never taught them directly.”

Originally from Smyrna, South Carolina, McGill went to Blacksburg High School and went on to study at Erskine College and Clemson University. At the MUSC College of Pharmacy, he was professor of pharmaceutical sciences serving in the department now known as Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences.

In 1987, the student body selected him as the first recipient of the Golden Mortar and Pestle Award, recognizing him as the professor who had contributed the greatest to the achievement of their goals in pharmacy education.

The McGills have created the scholarship to help future students attend MUSC. The College of Pharmacy also has received a matching-gift donation that will match a total of $5,000 in additional contributions to the Julian E. and Ann M. McGill Endowed Scholarship. If you’d like to honor Dr. McGill with a gift to the  you may do so online.

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