KGI program to be renamed after generous donors
On October 18, Keck Graduate Institute announced it would rename its Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree program to the Chan Family Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies degree program in recognition of a recent philanthropic gift from doctors Tony Chan, his wife Virginia, and their two children, Megan and Jonathan. The soon to be renamed MSPA program will continue to provide students necessary education surrounding the healthcare field while also enabling program leaders to develop new clinical partnerships and enhance simulation facilities a news release read.
“I never want another family to suffer the tragedy of losing a family member because they have no access to healthcare,” Claremont resident Tony Chan, CEO and president of ABC Pharmacy, wrote in a statement. “We want to ensure that those needing care receive quality care, and investing in the education of quality healthcare providers is our way of thanking those who sacrificed so much so we can prosper.”
KGI will hold a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, on campus, 535 Watson Dr., Claremont. More information is at kgi.edu.
In 2021, the Chan family donated to the graduate school to support its School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. KGI later renamed its café and patio to the Chan Family Café and Patio.