Jim and Jenny Mitchell lived their creed that pharmacy was about more than simply dispensing medicine. For them, it was about people. The married Pharmacy alums (Jim graduated from Monash in 1956 and Jenny in 1957) were active members of their Swan Hill community and keen advocates for the need for global pharmacy education.
Having nurtured a close involvement with pharmacy, their community and Monash University spanning a combined total of over 125 years, the Mitchells passed away two years ago.
Yet their last act of service continues to make a difference. A generous bequest to the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences provides a lasting legacy for the faculty and its students.
They summed up their spirit of giving eloquently: “Pharmacy is all about people helping people, so our bequest is directed towards helping students – the next generation of pharmacists. Their learning, the teaching and research to which they are exposed and their practical experiences are the concepts we hope our bequest will support.”
Learn more about how you can support education and research by leaving a bequest to Monash.